President Donald Trump on Monday boasted about massive crowds of people greeting him in the COVID-ravaged states of Florida and Texas — but these claims appear to be at odds with reality.
Writing on Twitter, the president claimed that his support from voters is stronger than ever, and he cited purportedly large crowds gathered to greet him in two crucial states as evidence.
“My visits last week to Texas and Frorida (sic) had massive numbers of cheering people gathered along the roads and highways, thousands and thousands, even bigger (by far) than the crowds of 2016,” the president wrote. “Saw no Biden supporters, and yet some in the Fake News said it was an equal number. Sad!”
However, Vox’s Aaron Rupar notes that photos from the president’s speech in Florida did not show “thousands” of people greeting him, which raises questions about whether the president has once again been caught vastly inflating crowd sizes at one of his events.
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 3, 2020
Check out some more reactions to the president’s tweet below.
— #ResistanceTaskForce (@Resist_In_Texas) August 3, 2020
He’s right. This is definitely sad https://t.co/ysarnFWDDJ
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) August 3, 2020
His father raised him to be terrified of being a loser. Great monsters often start out as the victims of abusive authoritarian parenting. The more abusive the parenting, the bigger the neediness. https://t.co/GUgHMRx29Z
— Susan of Texas (@SusanofTexas) August 3, 2020
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 3, 2020
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) August 3, 2020
— DanWTwitmo9 (@DanWTwitmo9) August 3, 2020
just an old man alone with his teevee friends and handheld shitpost machine https://t.co/vCLUqI5tFF
— kilgore trout, new tone haver (@KT_So_It_Goes) August 3, 2020
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) August 3, 2020
Why would Biden supporters go to a Trump rally?
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) August 3, 2020
Where is Frorida? https://t.co/uqIfKMlfuQ
— Lynn McFall (@LynnBosslady158) August 3, 2020
— BradRadcock 🎨🖌️ (@BradRadcock) August 3, 2020
— Kelly Cosgrove (@UT_MAZ) August 3, 2020
Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows committed campaign finance crimes: watchdog group
The government ethics watchdog organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint on Friday accusing White House chief of staff Mark Meadows of campaign finance crimes for allegedly spending thousands of dollars in campaign funds on personal expenses, including clubs, gourmet cupcakes, a jeweler in Washington and lodging at the president's hotel.
Win or lose — Trump is about to unleash hell
With poll numbers staying put and the odds of a Joe Biden win in Tuesday's election looking good — possibly by a decisive margin — there's mounting dread about how Donald Trump will behave after a defeat. After all, Trump is a sociopathic narcissist with the emotional control of a — well, I won't insult toddlers with the comparison — and he lives in mortal terror of being viewed as a loser. He's already made clear that he will refuses to concede, no matter what, and he's grasping desperately for any way to get legal ballots thrown out so he can steal the election.
GOP senator offended LDS community after likening Trump to a ‘selfless’ Book of Mormon hero: report
Politics and religion are colliding out west after comments a Republican senator made while stumping for the president.
"Sen. Mike Lee drew criticism from members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this week after comparing President Donald Trump to Captain Moroni, a heroic and selfless figure in the Book of Mormon," The Arizona Republic reported Friday evening.
"To my Mormon friends, my Latter-day Saint friends, think of him as Captain Moroni," Lee (R-UT) said, pointing to Trump. "He seeks not power, but to pull it down. He seeks not the praise of the world or the ‘fake news,’ but he seeks the well-being and the peace of the American people."