Donald Trump is not content to create discord among the American people with his divisive rhetoric and behavior. He is concerned that those actions will not be enough to get him re-elected in 2020. As a result, he has been doing whatever he can to interfere in the upcoming election. This man is determined to be re-elected, even if most Americans do not want him in office. In 2016, Hillary Clinton received 3,000,000 more votes than Trump, but the electoral college put him in office. He is not taking chances this time around and is employing the most despicable methods that he can, including overturning decades of procedure.
According to CNN, “president” Trump’s latest scheme involves shutting Congress out of the election security process by refusing to brief them. Trump is, once again, overstepping his boundaries and is dismantling decades of protocol for his own personal gain. As CNN points out, this is merely one in a long line of Trump’s actions seeking to ensure his re-election.
The pandemic is raging, and many people are frankly afraid to vote in person. What does our “president” do? Install his lackey at the USPS to begin crippling the mail system to compromise mail-in voting. Trump always has an explanation for his machinations, but we know those explanations are just like him: full of hot air. Trump claims that he has stopped briefings because of potential “leaks” from Congress. First, as Senator Angus King, an independent from Maine, pointed out to Wolf Blitzer, there has never in history been any type of “leaks” from Congress with respect to intelligence. That claim makes no sense.
Second, Senator King points out that the American people pay for intelligence collection and we, accordingly, should have access to such information. King said: “It’s a real slap in the face to the American people.” Since when has Trump given one damn about slapping us in the face? It is all about him and his grifter family getting what they want.
Trump has spent millions of taxpayer dollars golfing at his own properties, all of which goes into his pockets. Huffington Post reported just a few days ago that Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle took a trip to Paris on the taxpayer dime to the tune of a minimum of $64,000. God only knows what Ivanka and Jared are getting in addition to their lavish salaries — lavish because neither of them has a clue what they are doing, so if they are making $5, it is $5 too much.
Donald Trump’s desire to retain the presidency is clear. He has embezzled millions from it, and he brought his useless family along for the ride so that they can receive perks on taxpayer dollars. Regardless of what Trump comes up with next, we must vote in numbers that will allow us to overcome his treachery and his inevitable complaints that the election is rigged.
Shirley is a former entertainment writer and has worked in the legal field for over 25 years