Trump Is a F#@king Liar

[Content Note: Bigotry; stochastic terrorism.]

Donald Trump is closing down the Republicans' campaign ahead of the midterm elections tomorrow by amping up his campaign of stochastic terrorism, based on lies as blatant as they are sinister. The Democrats are the party who wants to take away good white people's safety and security, and he is the strongman who will stop them.

Philip Rucker at the Washington Post reports:
As voters prepare to render their first verdict on his presidency in Tuesday's midterm elections, Trump is claiming that Democrats want to erase the nation's borders and provide sanctuary to drug dealers, human traffickers, and MS-13 killers. He is warning that they would destroy the economy, obliterate Medicare, and unleash a wave of violent crime that endangers families everywhere. And he is alleging that they would transform the United States into Venezuela with socialism run amok.

Trump has never been hemmed in by fact, fairness, or even logic. The 45th president proudly refuses to apologize and routinely violates the norms of decorum that guided his predecessors. But at one mega-rally after another in the run-up to Tuesday's midterm elections, Trump has taken his no-boundaries political ethos to a new level — demagoguing the Democrats in a whirl of distortion and using the power of the federal government to amplify his fantastical arguments.

In Columbia, Mo., the president suggested that Democrats "run around like antifa" demonstrators in black uniforms and black helmets, but underneath, they have "this weak little face" and "go back home into mommy's basement."

In Huntington, W.Va., Trump called predatory immigrants "the worst scum in the world" but alleged that Democrats welcome them by saying, "Fly right in, folks. Come on in. We don't care who the hell you are, come on in!"

And in Macon, Ga., he charged that if Democrat Stacey Abrams is elected governor, she would take away the Second Amendment right to bear arms — though as a state official, she would not have the power to change the Constitution.
Trump, Rucker writes, has become "unmoored from reality." But of course he hasn't: He is operating within the reality that his party has fomented for decades — a reality in which they cannot win on the merits of their garbage policies, so they must resort to cynical fear-mongering and election rigging.

Trump is unmoored from decency and integrity, but he is not unmoored from reality. He knows exactly what he needs to do to rally the deplorables, and he's doing it.

No matter how destructive for the nation.

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