Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, September 14, 2020

Greg Sargent: At a packed indoor rally in Nevada on Sunday night punctuated by spittle-spraying cheers and jeers, President Trump ran through his greatest hits: He absurdly treated the coronavirus as largely defeated. He vowed to make an issue out of Joe Biden's son Hunter. He claimed the "only way" he'll lose in November is in a rigged election. And he insisted former president Barack Obama got caught "spying" on his campaign, which unleashed a chant of "lock him up!" Quick: What do all these things have in common?



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The answer: In all these cases, Trump isn't just stating claims. He and his cronies are also corruptly manipulating the levers of your government to make them into truths, or inflate them into issues that will garner news coverage that helps him in some way, or both.

But we need to connect the dots. Taken together, they tell a larger story that is truly staggering in its levels of corruption:

*Rushing coronavirus treatments.
*Interfering in public health messaging.
*Twisting intelligence to support campaign agitprop.
*Helping cast doubt on Russian electoral sabotage.
*Limiting disclosure of knowledge of Russian sabotage.
*Discrediting vote-by-mail.
*Validating fake narratives about Hunter Biden.

The bottom line: Trump isn't trying to persuade a majority of U.S. voters to support him. Instead, he's trying to get within what you might call cheating distance of pulling another electoral college inside straight even while losing the popular vote, just like last time.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-09-14 12:20 PM | Reply

We should strip Trump supporters of citizenship like the traitors they are.

#2 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-09-15 10:29 AM | Reply

If this works we're all screwed. The end of American freedom. So a carnival Barker can enrich the oligarchs on the backs of everyone else.

Jefferson would be calling for volunteers.

Time to water the tree of liberty.

But let's face it. Americans are too soft and lazy to do anything.

This will happen and Trump will get away with it.

#3 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-09-15 04:03 PM | Reply

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