President Donald Trump continued to lash out at Kamala Harris after the California Democrat was chosen to join the 2020 Democratic Party ticket as presumptive nominee Joe Biden’s running mate.
At a news conference following the selection, Trump complained about Harris being “nasty.”
After 10 p.m. on Monday, Trump tweeted out an attack ad claiming “Joe Biden has a racism problem.”
Here’s some of what people were saying about Trump’s line of attack:
Let’s be real: Trump attacking Biden as racist after Biden nominates the first woman of color for vice president in American history is beyond idiotic. (Not to mention Trump’s “white power” tweet, his boost for “very fine” torch carrying neo-Nazis etc etc etc)
— Mark Follman (@markfollman) August 12, 2020
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) August 12, 2020
— Jedi, Interrupted 🏳️🌈 (@JediCounselor) August 12, 2020
You refused to rent to black tenants.
You called for the Exonerated 5 to be killed.
You called Nazi’s “very fine people.”
You questioned the birth certificate of the first Black President.
You tried to ban Muslims from the United States.
Don’t talk about racism, racist.
— Biden | Harris War Room (Text READY to 30330) (@BidenWarRoom) August 12, 2020
You’re calling the guy running with a African American woman… a racist?
You’re a racist.
And your an idiot.
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) August 12, 2020
Trump has engaged in racist behavior all through his adult life. There are multiple examples of this. He has actively courted the support of white supremacists during his presidency & has supported their agenda. He is in no position to be calling anyone racist!
— MURRAY 🗽 (@murray_nyc) August 12, 2020
"SURE, BIDEN SERVED AS VP TO THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY (WHO I TRIED TO STOP WITH BIRTHERISM) & SURE, BIDEN CHOSE A BLACK WOMAN (WHO I JUST CALLED VERY NASTY) TO BE HIS VP & SURE I RETWEETED 'WHITE POWER!' & SURE I HATE NBA PLAYERS, BUT… WHAT WAS I SAYING?"
— Liddle’ Savage (@littledeekay) August 12, 2020
Donald Trump wouldn’t know the problems that face the black community if they bit him in the ass. There is systematic injustice against the black community in the education, judicial and economic systems. I’d take a knee with my fellow Americans any day. Trump wouldn’t!
— ♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo (@ChrisJZullo) August 12, 2020
— Chris D. Jackson (@ChrisDJackson) August 12, 2020
Foreign hackers cripple Texas county’s email system with a simple malware attack
Last week, voters and election administrators who emailed Leanne Jackson, the clerk of rural Hamilton County in central Texas, received bureaucratic-looking replies. “Re: official precinct results,” one subject line read. The text supplied passwords for an attached file.
But Jackson didn’t send the messages. Instead, they came from Sri Lankan and Congolese email addresses, and they cleverly hid malicious software inside a Microsoft Word attachment. By the time Jackson learned about the forgery, it was too late. Hackers continued to fire off look-alike replies. Jackson’s three-person office, already grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, ground to a near standstill.
REVEALED: Republican election officials secretly consulted promoter of debunked voting fraud fears
On July 15, a civil rights group formed by Black union workers called on the Ohio secretary of state to make voting amid the pandemic easier and safer. It advocated placing multiple secure ballot drop boxes in counties across the state.
When a deputy to Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose received the A. Philip Randolph Institute’s press release, he responded quickly — but not to the group. Instead, according to records obtained by ProPublica, the deputy contacted the Heritage Foundation’s Hans von Spakovsky, a leading advocate for the discredited argument that American elections are tainted by widespread voting fraud.
Here’s how Trump intends to create ‘chaos’ to steal the election from voters
The author of a new piece outlining how President Donald Trump could steal the election from voters explained just how that might happen.
The Atlantic's Barton Gellman revealed the Trump campaign is exploring a strategy to pressure Republican-led state legislatures to appoint electors, instead of letting voters choose, and he told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" how that would work in practice.
"The only other time in history we had a debacle like this with possibility of the multiple competing slates of electors where two groups of people said, 'I'm the state elector for the state of Pennsylvania,' for example, it's supposed to go to Congress," Gellman said. "Congress is supposed to decide who are the legitimate electors, if any, from the state, and the problem is the electorate count act is one of the most garbled statutes ever passed by Congress, which is saying a lot."