Once again, for those of you who do not read me frequently, “if you tell the truth, Trump will personally attack you, discount you, and if you are an employee, he will fire you.”
The right-wing press called Reagan “the great communicator.” He was ‘okay,’ but compared to Bill Clinton, and the best of all, Barrack Obama, he was simply better than other Republicans. Not much to compare to if we look at Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Bush 41, or Bush 43. Trump would be called “the worst communicator in history.”
First and foremost, he has zero mastery of the English language. He cannot spell, read, or understand many simple terms and words. Second, Trump is unwilling to answer direct and honest questions. If a legitimate journalist asks him a question he doesn’t want to answer, he personally attacks members of the White House press corps and walks away. Therefore, he chooses to use the social media known as ‘twitter.’ Without twitter, he would never be allowed to express his hateful and racist attacks. Without twitter, he would eventually be forced to answer questions. But now he is threatening to “shut social media down” if they don’t praise him and support his lies.
This current situation began after Trump lied to the American people claiming that voting by mail would create enormous voter fraud. The truth is that absentee ballots have been commonly used for decades by our military, overseas government and private employees, and Americans who would be traveling during the election period. Fraud is far less likely in this situation than the use of any other method.
The truth is voter fraud in America is another conspiracy theory created by the most ignorant man in the world. The actual percentage of voter fraud in decades is .012 percent.
Twitter committed the ultimate sin: it reported that an investigation into Trump’s fallacious claim had begun.
Let’s begin with the obvious: Trump is a moron.
“Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives’ voices. We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen,” he said Wednesday. In a second tweet, he added: “Just like we can’t let large scale Mail-In Ballots take root in our Country.”
The truth is that if all Americans are allowed to vote by mail a larger voter turnout could become a reality. This would end the terrorist reign of Republicans and their efforts to suppress voting rights. As far as shutting down social media, this is nothing more than “hot air” from your illegitimate president. We’ve become accustomed to this reality.
Herbert Hovenkamp, a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania: “Trump would like to shut them down because of the message. That’s something you can’t do,” Hovenkamp said. “Trump doesn’t have any authority to shut down a company that’s not breaking the law.” Trump has never read the first amendment.
On the other hand, there’s probably not much legal recourse for social media companies upset that the president is threatening to shut them down. “Threats have to cause harm and one of Trump’s problems is his threats are not very credible because he makes a lot of them and rarely follows through on them,” Hovenkamp said.
The final truth: Trump has been supported by social media for the last five years. In addition, Russian interference in the 2016 election was accomplished with the used of social media. ‘Paid-for’ ads attacking Hillary Clinton resulted in a lower voter turnout in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan, and Trump was gifted the Electoral College.
Although the mainstream media will never tell the truth, less than 80,000 votes in three states decided the presidency, making 2016 the closest election in history. Hillary crushed Trump in the only vote which should matter, the popular vote, by three million.
Op-ed by James Turnage
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