In addition to that, watch carefully as to how the survey packages who is and isn't an American.
In the introductory message to the survey, Trump invites people to share their opinions about media dishonesty and bias, saying, "you - the American people - are our last line of defense against the media's hit jobs." The way to fight back, the message claims, is for people to take the survey and helping get "truths to the American voter."
Later, as it became apparent that some folks who aren't Trump supporters were taking the survey too, a follow-up message was sent.This email was just released by President Trump. Unreal. pic.twitter.com/ahfb4PQWoc— dylan (@dyllyp) February 16, 2017
While the first message said that he needed "you - the American people" to take the survey, the second message complained that "thousands of Democrats have taken" the survey "to sabotage the results." Trump then says he needs the "IMMEDIATE" help of his supporters to take the survey, the implications being that Democrats do not belong in the category "you - the American people" and that, if we take the survey, the survey is therefore rigged.Follow up from yesterday's Media Accountability Survey: Trump didn't receive favorable results, so now he's calling his own poll rigged. pic.twitter.com/PSdAouexr3— dylan (@dyllyp) February 18, 2017
So, two things:
(A) That is not how valid and reliable surveys are done.
(B) Notice how this "rigged" claim echoes his made-up claim about how millions of "illegal ballots" are the reason he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton. We have a Republican president who is supposed to be a public servant for the entire country, but who has already launched his 2020 presidential campaign and who doesn't seem to care about the opinions of a significant portion of the populace. More than that, he seems to view anyone who doesn't support him as un-American.
That? Is not normal or okay.
In light of this situation, I hereby move that we've had our fill of New York Times think pieces about how liberals are only helping Trump by calling this stuff out and not being sufficiently nice to Trump supporters. I refuse to let Trump supporters live happily ever after when they've voted for this oppressive shit-show.
*The Trump Make America Great Again Committee is a joint fundraising committee authorized by and composed of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. and the Republican National Committee.