“Joe Biden noted that while he is the Democratic candidate, he will be an American president. He appealed to the best of us and the things that we most have in common. Biden pointed to the election as a time of real peril that can open a realm of possibilities. He characterized the election as “life-changing” and claimed that the results would shape America for years to come. Biden passionately claimed that this election is about, ‘Who we are as a nation and most importantly, who we want to be.’ “
“Whether the goal is to suppress Democratic votes, delay the delivery and processing of ballots, merely to cast doubt on the integrity of our elections, or something else entirely, the effect remains the same. President Trump and his administration is actively trying to create a scenario that gives them some form of legitimacy to contest the results of the November election. Even writing that sentence feels wrong, as this is no longer simply political strategy, it is criminal conspiracy, and it has been for quite some time.”
Yet again, we see simplicity and ignorance on display in the highest elected office in the United States of America. The president has made it undeniably clear time and time again that his views of people are solely based on what they have done for him, can do for him, or have said about him. Everything in his world revolves around him, and if that isn’t a dangerous characteristic to have as president then what is?
President Trump continued to praise the federal agents in Portland as very strong and highly trained, even though a DHS memo revealed that these officers were not properly trained to handle mass demonstrations. The president and his administration has consistently characterized Antifa and protesters as “anarchists and agitators” that are causing all of the violence in protests around the country, despite recent studies that show that right-wing extremism has been much more deadly and prevalent over the past two decades.
President Trump continued to defend his assertion that mail-in voting would lead to a rigged election, despite no evidence, and emphasized that, “this election will not be decided on the evening of November 3rd.” Again, this is common knowledge and entirely acceptable as we provide time for absentee ballots to arrive and be counted. This should not be an area of contention unless the purpose was to suppress voting across the board.
The interview began with a lengthy conversation regarding the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The next topic of discussion: allegations of Russian bounties on U.S. troops. Swan noticed that such intelligence has been widely reported and asked the president if he had discussed this topic with Vladimir Putin on their July 23rd phone call.