Donald Trump took to Twitter to explain that he has postponed his rally in New Hampshire on Saturday due to bad weather. Reports in that the area show that the weather would be fine by the time the campaign event was scheduled to begin.
According to the president, whose last weather-related controversy ended with him using a Sharpie to alter an official National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration map, “With Tropical Storm Fay heading towards the Great State of New Hampshire this weekend, we are forced to reschedule our Portsmouth, New Hampshire Rally at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease. Stay safe, we will be there soon! #MAGA2020.”
Needless to say, after the president’s poorly attended rally in Tulsa a few weeks ago, Twitter users were skeptical about the reasoning for moving the rally out a few weeks from the postponement date.
You can see a few comments below:
You can watch Judge Jeanine instead and tweet “So true!”
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) July 10, 2020
The folks of New Hampshire were just saved by a hurricane. Weird.
— Darryl Silver (@silveraa) July 10, 2020
inject it with bleach
— Chris Lochridge (@ChrisLochridge) July 10, 2020
10% chance of rain lol pic.twitter.com/4DV7KIZ3jx
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) July 10, 2020
His doesn’t want to slip
In the rain
With his very slippery shoes
— Steve Boyd (@SteveBo37536730) July 10, 2020
Tropical storm Joe is coming.
Afraid of low turnout again? Sad.
— Biden War Room (Text UNITED to 30330) (@BidenWarRoom) July 10, 2020
Just use your Sharpie to change the map.
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) July 10, 2020
Take it as a sign from God
— 👍🏼Raiders👎🏻Trump (@LosOcotillos) July 10, 2020
— Brad Celmainis 🛵 #BlackLivesMatter ✊🏿 #WearAMask (@BradCelmainis) July 10, 2020
My teen daughter here in AZ is heartbroken. This will be the 3rd rally she’s missed since June. #tiktok
— JulieE777 (@E777Julie) July 10, 2020
“Tropical Storm Fay”
That isn’t how one spells “nobody wanted to come see me.”
— Jean L.P. Jaurès 🌎🔬📚⚖️ (@larsp2740) July 10, 2020
Looks really bad, sir. pic.twitter.com/pkxiVQxtaN
— *you’re (@RKJ65) July 10, 2020
Just admit it. You postponed the rally because you didn’t want to get embarrassed again like you did in Tulsa. Trump’s base is fading fast and he is going to go pout in his bunker!
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) July 10, 2020
— Space Force Commander (@Edspatchel) July 10, 2020
Trump’s latest attack on Joe Biden is stunningly delusional — even for him
Few ever accuse President Donald Trump of subtlety. But in a new speech in Cleveland on Thursday, he let loose with a particularly wild rant against his Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, that was over-the-top, even for him.
It’s worth just quoting in full:
He’s following the radical left agenda. Take away your guns. Destroy your Second Amendment. No religion! No anything! Hurt the Bible! Hurt God! He’s against God! He’s against guns! He’s against energy, our kind of energy. Uh, I don’t think he’s going to do too well in Ohio.
Many people pointed out that there’s much more evidence that Biden is a committed Christian than there is for Trump. But almost that seems to miss several key points about how wild this is:
Facebook removes network of fake accounts that posed as Trump supporters
Facebook said Thursday it took down accounts running a deceptive campaign out of Romania pretending to be Americans supporting US President Donald Trump ahead of the coming election.
The leading online social network removed 35 Facebook accounts, three pages, and 88 Instagram accounts as part of an ongoing fight against "coordinated inauthentic behavior," according to security policy head Nathaniel Gleicher.
"The people behind this network used fake accounts to pose as Americans, amplify and comment on their own content, and manage pages including some posing as President Trump fan pages," Gleicher said.
Brace yourself for months of lawlessness — ‘Election Night’ likely will not end until 2021
There’s nothing wrong with treating American politics like a sport as long as everyone involved in the competition is playing the same sport by the same rules. There’s nothing wrong as long as both sides agree the rules are legitimate, both commit to obeying them and both accept the consequences when they break them.
But there is a problem with treating American politics like a sport when one side is playing soccer and the other is playing football while neither can agree to the rules, because one side won’t commit to obeying them. There is something wrong when one side not only refuses to accept the consequences of rule-breaking but sets out to undermine the idea of rules altogether. In that case, treating politics like a sport, as the Washington press corps habitually does, isn’t helpful. It’s harmful. Even dangerous.