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Mon Nov 30, 2020, 02:32 PM

Trump and his allies won't drop claims of stolen election -- because they're cashing in


(Salon) On Sunday morning, Donald Trump let loose with what may be his most unhinged performance yet which is really saying something of his extended effort to pretend the election was stolen from him by President-elect Joe Biden. In a 45-minute interview on Fox News with host Maria Bartiromo, which was more like an uninterrupted dramatic monologue, Trump unloaded an absolute truckload of lies. He lied about ballots and voting machines, claiming that millions of fake votes were recorded. He suggested the FBI was "involved" in the imaginary conspiracy against him. He even said he "came up" with the coronavirus vaccines, a claim that is utterly ludicrous but will be swallowed without complaint by all the people who still mock Al Gore for claiming to have "invented" the internet which Gore never actually said.

What's especially weird about this whole situation is that Trump is doubling down on these false claims in the face of an epic failure to get his attempted coup off the ground. The recount that Trump demanded in Wisconsin although his campaign only paid for a recount in two overwhelmingly Democratic counties not only affirmed Biden's win in that state, but increased the president-elect's total by 87 votes. Meanwhile, Trump's losing streak in the courts only got worse over the weekend, with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismissing one Trump lawsuit with prejudice (meaning he can't sue again regarding this matter) and another suit failing in the Third Circuit federal appeals court.

"Voters, not lawyers, choose the president," federal judge Stephanos Bibas a Trump appointee! wrote in deciding the latter case.

And yet, Trump continues to invite more humiliation. He continued to rant on Twitter, promising, "We have some big things happening in our various litigations on the Election Hoax." (Whoever he means by "we," they do not.)

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Charlie Kirk, Alex Jones, Candace Owens and many other right-wing parasites are hammering their lists of subscribers and supporters with pitches like, "Will you help me fight with President Trump and ensure only legal votes are counted? Rush $25 right here," and "One thing is clear: the fraud was happening everywhere, and there is a lot of it that still needs (to be) exposed," all for the low, low price of $25 (or more). ...........(more)

https://www.salon.com/2020/11/30/trump-and-his-allies-wont-drop-claims-of-stolen-election--because-theyre-cashing-in/




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Mon Nov 30, 2020, 02:35 PM

1. Count Newt Gingrich in that bunch soliciting money from the rubes.

Parasites, all.

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Mon Nov 30, 2020, 02:39 PM

2. That is what it is all about.

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