Its Good To See Murdoch Publicly Push Trump To Drop Conspiracies About The 2020 Election Perhaps Those Who Work For Him Can Echo That Message
For more than a year now, weve heard some in conservative circles question the authenticity of the 2020 presidential election. In November 2020, Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump to become president. Thats a fact. But with Trump leading the way and many along for the ride the disproven Big Lie that the presidency was stolen and that our election system is rigged continues to erode the countrys trust in democracy. It already stained one of the hallmarks of our country: the peaceful transition of power.
Sure, its easy to dismiss the likes of a pillow guy and Rudy Giuliani as crackpots pushing goofball conspiracy theories about faulty voting machines and stuffed ballot boxes and dead people voting. But when legitimate news outlets question or amplify the baseless possibilities of unfair elections, the damage is incalculable.
Thats why its a tad frustrating to now hear Rupert Murdoch the executive chairman of News Corp. who oversees outlets such as Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post saying its time for Trump to let go of the past.
Its not that Murdoch is wrong. In fact, hes right. It just would have been nice if Murdoch made a big deal about this in November 2020 instead of November 2021.
Wait, wasnt it less than a month ago when The Wall Street Journals opinion section once again claiming the election was rigged?
And isnt Fox News being sued by Dominion Voting Systems for things said on the air?
Georgia District Attorney Is Investigating Trump’s Call To Overturn Election
You know, I say, sometimes jokingly, but there’s no joke about it: I’ve been in two elections. I won them both and the second one, I won much bigger than the first. OK. Almost 75 million people voted for our campaign, the most of any incumbent president by far in the history of our country, 12 million more people than four years ago.
And I was told by the real pollsters â we do have real pollsters â they know that we were going to do well and we were going to win. What I was told, if I went from 63 million, which we had four years ago, to 66 million, there was no chance of losing. Well, we didn’t go to 66, we went to 75 million, and they say we lost. We didn’t lose.
And by the way, does anybody believe that Joe had 80 million votes? Does anybody believe that? He had 80 million computer votes. It’s a disgrace. There’s never been anything like that. You could take third-world countries. Just take a look. Take third-world countries. Their elections are more honest than what we’ve been going through in this country. It’s a disgrace. It’s a disgrace.
Even when you look at last night. They’re all running around like chickens with their heads cut off with boxes. Nobody knows what the hell is going on. There’s never been anything like this.
We will not let them silence your voices. We’re not going to let it happen, I’m not going to let it happen.
And he looked at Mike Pence, and I hope Mike is going to do the right thing. I hope so. I hope so.
Donald Trump Really Wants You To Text His Name To 88022 But Will He Ever Text Back
At Donald Trump rallies and news conferences, the invocation is very often printed in the cameras’ lines of sight to ensure maximum exposure:
Text “Trump” to 88022
If you assumed this is a fundraising ploy, you’d be wrong. The Republican presidential front-runner is self-funding his campaign, remember?
Instead of money, Trump ostensibly wants a channel to communicate directly with voters. His website advertises “exclusive updates” for those who subscribe to the texting service.
One problem: Trump doesn’t seem to use the service very often.
Two weeks ago, on the day of the Wisconsin primary, I signed up and prepared for The Donald to Make My iPhone Great Again with the exclusive updates I had been promised. Here’s how it went.
And then … nothing for 14 days.
Last week, Fix colleague Philip Bump had the good idea to subscribe using a New York ZIP code to see whether the Trump campaign might be targeting residents of the Empire State ahead of the primary. He got nothing for five days.
Finally, on primary day Tuesday, the first exclusive updates arrived.
Later, after I asked the campaign about its use or underuse of the text line, both Bump and I received this message.
What. A. Waste.
Maybe, in another message, Trump could ask subscribers to name the No. 1 issue in the campaign: Text “A” for immigration, “B” for terrorism, “C” for trade, “D” for gun rights.
Here’s what Buell recommends:
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Israel And The Recognition Of Jerusalem
On December 6, 2017, Trump announced that the U.S. was formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and would move the American embassy there from its current location in Tel Aviv. The declaration broke decades of precedent, in which the U.S. refused to take sides in the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians over territorial rights to the city.
Fulfilling one of his campaign pledges, Trump referred to the move as “a long overdue step to advance the peace process,” noting it “would be folly to assume that repeating the exact same formula would now produce a different or better result.” He also stressed that the move would not interfere with any proposals for a two-state solution.
The announcement was praised by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but not as warmly received by American allies France, Britain and Germany, which called it disruptive to the peace process. Leaders of the predominantly Muslim countries Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon all condemned the move, while Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the U.S. could no longer be considered a mediator in the region.
On December 21, the U.N. General Assembly voted 128 to 9 to demand that the U.S. rescind its formal recognition of Jerusalem. Britain, France, Germany and Japan all voted for the resolution, though others, like Australia and Canada, abstained from the symbolic vote.
President Trump Will Send You A Text Today Whether You Want It Or Not
A new emergency text system will be tested by POTUS on Wednesday
It doesnt matter if you follow him on Twitter or not. It doesnt matter if youre conservative or liberal. President Trump will be directly sending a message to your phone on Wednesday, as part of a nationwide test of the governments emergency alert system.
Beginning at 2:18 p.m. ET, the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System will send the test message to all U.S. cellphones on major carriers. President Trump is the only person that can send the message and you cant turn off notifications for it.
Presidential Alert, the message will begin, followed by a brief text: THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.
The new messaging system traces its roots back to the George W. Bush White House, when the president called for a national warning system after the U.S. government was criticized for its reaction the Hurricane Katrina. If a real national crisis were to happen, President Trump could leverage the alert system to send a nationwide warning. The message is sent by the same institution that handles Amber Alerts.
It also might be hard to miss the test message. Not only are people unable to opt out, but the special tone accompanying the message can be quite loud, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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Exclusive: Watch Sean Hannitys Full Interview With President Trump Here
President Trump spoke with Sean Hannity Thursday night on his administrations exhaustive efforts to slow the spread of the Coronavirus saying he was proud of his early decision to close the US border to those coming from infected countries.
We had 20 people in the office, we had 21 to be exact. They never really thought to do that. I passed an earlier travel ban, we won in the Supreme Court. So we have a travel ban throughout the world if we want. So if these people are badly infected, I asked how many come in? We had thousands a day coming into the country, said the President.
I made a decision, we cant have it. Some of my own people A lot of the people decided to go to Italy and Spain instead, and you can see the problems theyre having. But I had to make that decision, and I had Biden describe me as Xenophobic, he added.
Watch President Trumps full interview with Sean Hannity above.
Former Election Security Official Says It Will Take ‘years’ To Undo Disinformation
Twenty-five thousand ballots in Pennsylvania were requested by nursing home residents, all in a single giant batch, not legal, indicating an enormous, illegal ballot harvesting operation. You’re not allowed to do it, it’s against the law.
The day before the election, the state of Pennsylvania reported the number of absentee ballots that had been sent out. Yet this number was suddenly and drastically increased by 400,000 people. It was increased, nobody knows where it came from, by 400,000 ballots, one day after the election.
It remains totally unexplained. They said, “Well, ah, we can’t figure that.” Now, that’s many, many times what it would take to overthrow the state. Just that one element. Four hundred thousand ballots appeared from nowhere right after the election.
And many people in Congress want it sent back.
And think of what you’re doing. Let’s say you don’t do it. Somebody says, “Well, we have to obey the Constitution.” And you are, because you’re protecting our country and you’re protecting the Constitution. So you are.
But think of this. If you don’t do that, that means you will have a president of the United States for four years, with his wonderful son. You will have a president who lost all of these states. Or you will have a president, to put it another way, who was voted on by a bunch of stupid people who lost all of these states.
You will have an illegitimate president. That’s what you’ll have. And we can’t let that happen.
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False And Misleading Statements
The number and scale of Trump’s statements in public speeches, remarks, and tweets identified as false by scholars, fact-checkers, and commentators were characterized as unprecedented for an American president and even unprecedented in U.S. politics.The New Yorker called falsehoods a distinctive part of his political identity, and they have also been described by Republican political advisor Amanda Carpenter as a gaslighting tactic. His White House had dismissed the idea of objective truth and his campaign and presidency have been described as being “post-truth” and hyper-Orwellian. Trump’s rhetorical signature included disregarding data from federal institutions that was incompatible to his arguments quoting hearsay, anecdotal evidence, and questionable claims in partisan media denying reality and distracting when falsehoods were exposed.
Cuba And Travel Restrictions
To pressure Cubas communist government to reform and end its support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Trump tightened travel restrictions to Cuba in April 2019.
In June 2019, Trump announced that the State Department would no longer allow private or public ships and aircraft to visit Cuba. The U.S. will also no longer allow people-to-people educational travel, which previously proved to be a popular travel exemption. Tourist groups may still be able to get around the ban by applying one of the other 11 travel exemptions that are still allowed. In September 2020, Trump announced new sanctions aimed at curtailing U.S. travel to Cuba.
President Obama loosened travel restrictions to Cuba following decades of detente between the countries, initiating a short-lived travel boom to the area.
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When The Campaigns Have Your Digits
A text from the Trump campaign usually LOOKS LIKE THIS, while Biden texts often go on and on and .
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Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. Im Nick Corasaniti, your host on Tuesdays for our coverage of all things media and messaging.
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If youre like me, youve been getting about two or three text messages a day from the Biden and Trump presidential campaigns, with the anticipatory excitement that accompanies each incoming-text ding quickly dulled by yet another mass message.
No, just me?
OK, well, for those of you who receive only one candidates texts, or none at all, were going to take a trip down iMessage memory lane and look at some of the texts from President Trump and Joe Biden, and what they say about their campaigns messaging strategies.
Mass texting is largely a fund-raising tool, allowing campaigns to instantly solicit contributions from thousands or even millions of supporters. The texts arrive from five-digit numbers 303-30 for Mr. Biden and 880-22 for Mr. Trump.
The Trump campaigns mass texting style adheres closely to Mr. Trumps Twitter feed not a single text goes out without some word in all capital letters, and the texts are rarely longer than a tweet. They also tend to follow the substance of the presidents social feeds, usually animated by grievances.
Texts from the Biden campaign are, unsurprisingly, markedly different.
Drop us a line!
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Pressuring Ukraine And Whistleblower Complaint
In September 2019, The Washington Post reported that Trump had ordered the withholding of nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine in mid-July, one week before a phone call in which he urged Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Hunter Biden, the son of 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden. This tied into reports of a whistleblower complaint from the intelligence community regarding communications between Trump and Ukraine, and the failure of the acting director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire, to relay the complaint to Congress.
Trump admitted to discussing Joe and Hunter Biden with Zelensky, and even released a transcript of their conversation, though he denied that he withheld the military aid as a means for pressuring his counterpart into digging up dirt on a political rival. He later doubled down on his assertion that the Bidens needed to be investigated, calling for the Chinese government to do so.