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Here's the Trump Tweet We All Knew Was Coming

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | July 30, 2020 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | July 30, 2020 |


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You can now fill in center square on your BINGO cards:


Why would Trump say this now? It’s either to distract us from this, or because he knows this will result in a huge defeat in November:

Look: On the one hand, Trump has no Constitutional authority to delay the election, despite what Jared Kushner might want. On the other hand, his base doesn’t give a damn about Constitutional authority, and having no authority to do something hasn’t either stopped the President from doing it, or the Republicans in Congress from protecting him. This is some serious Putin sh*t right here, and I’m terrified of how Trump’s base will react to it.

Some of you may have read about the bipartisan group that got together recently to game out what would happen if Trump refused to accept the election results. It wasn’t pretty.

“All of our scenarios ended in both street-level violence and political impasse,” said Rosa Brooks, a Georgetown law professor and former Defense Department official. “The law is essentially … it’s almost helpless against a president who’s willing to ignore it.”

This is precisely what Donald Trump is setting up. There will be an election in November. What happens between election day and inauguration day, however, may make us look fondly back on the halcyon days of the pandemic.


Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.


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