Donald Trump's worst moment of the 1st debate (that you probably missed)

대통령 Donald Trump’s bullying, cajoling and constant interruptions in the first 2020 general election debate with former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night made the whole affair confusing and difficult to follow. And while there will (rightly) be scads of attention paid to Trump’s unwillingness to condemn white supremacists and hate groups, there was actually a moment that I found more frighteningand isn’t getting anywhere near the same amount of attention.

Here’s it isin an exchange between debate moderator Chris Wallace and Trump:
Wallace: Will you urge your supporters to stay calm during this extended period, not to engage in any civil unrest? And will you pledge tonight that you will not declare victory until the election has been independently certified? 트럼프 대통령, you go first.
지우다: I’m urging my supporters to go into the polls and watch very carefully. Because that’s what has to happen. I am urging them to do it. 아시다시피, 오늘, there was a big problem. In Philadelphia they went in to watch. They were called poll watchersa very safe, very nice thing. They were thrown out. They weren’t allowed to watch. 이유를 알 잖아? Because bad things happen in Philadelphia, bad things. And II am urgingI am urging my people. I hope it’s going to be a fair election. If it’s a fair election
    Wallace: You’re urging them what?
    지우다: … 나는 100% on board. But if I see tens of thousands of ballots being manipulated, I can’t go along with that. And I’ll tell you what. From a common-sense
    Wallace: 그게 무슨 뜻이야, you can’t go along? Does that mean you’re going to tell your people to take to the streets?
    지우다: I’ll tell you what it means. It means you have a fraudulent election. You’re sending out 80 million ballots.
    Asked directly whether he will tell his voters not to engage in any sort of violence orcivil unrestwhile the votes are being counted on and beyond November 3, the President of the United States not only refused to do so but also reiterated his call to his supporters to go to polling places andwatchpeople casting votes.
    Asked whether he isgoing to tell your people to take to the streetsif the election results is either not decided on November 3 or not decided in his favor, Trump responded this way: “It means you have a fraudulent election. You’re sending out 80 million ballots.
    It’s impossible to overstate how dangerous what Trump said above actually is. But before we get into the big-picture impact, let’s look at the facts (또는, better put, lack thereof) in the claims Trump made.
    Trump said there was abig problemin Philadelphia on Tuesday because some of his supporters went to watch people vote andthey were thrown out.” 그건 아니 what happened. 했다 happen is this: Trump backers tried to get into so-calledsatellite centersin Philadelphia that operate not at polling locations bur rather as voter-service centers. 그래서, you can submit a mail-in ballot there, but you can’t actually, 알 잖아, vote there.
    The satellite offices are Board of Elections Offices that provide voter services to the residents of Philadelphia for mail-in ballots,” said Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt in a statement obtained by a local TV station. “Satellite offices are not polling places and poll watcher certificates have not been issued for any individuals for anything other than poll watching activities on Election Day at Polling Places. So individuals seeking to receive services from a satellite office are not permitted to be there for other purposes.

    그래서, Trump is wrong on the facts.
    지금, step back and see what he is doing here. There is NO question that urging his supporters to show up at actual polling places is aimed at intimidation, not transparency. 내가 어떻게 알아? Because there has never been any evidence of widespread voter fraud in an American presidential election. Not one. (Just ask top GOP election lawyer Ben Ginsberg.)
    While both parties traditionally usepoll watchers” (read more about that here) what Trump is calling for here seems to be aimed at keeping people who would vote against himparticularly Black and brown votersaway from the polls.
    Be poll watchers when you go there,” Trump said at a recent rally in North Carolina. “Watch all the thieving and stealing and robbing they do. And that comment came less than a month after 트럼프는 폭스 뉴스에 말했다’ Sean Hannity this about his plans for poll watchers: “We’re going to have sheriffs, and we’re going to have law enforcement, and we’re going to have, 바라건대, US attorneys, and we’re going to have everybody and attorney generals (sic).” (While Trump lacks the authority to assign law enforcement to monitor polling places, he could employ off-duty cops for the job.)
    If you think saying that you will put police officers at polling places to avoidthieving and stealing and robbing” 그 “they doisn’t mean as a scare tactic to keep minority populations from voting, let me introduce you to the last 400 years of American history.
      In the space of a few sentences then, Trump repeated his urgings to his supporters to show up at polling places to intimidate potential voters actively refused to call for calm in the days after the election in the event there isn’t a declared winner.
      This is the President of the United States, 사람들. And even if he weren’t in such a powerful position, what Trump is saying would be deeply irresponsible. As it is, what he is saying is incredibly dangerous.

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