Illegal votes = black votes
Trump is still saying that he has won the election if the “legal” votes are counted and the “illegal” votes are not counted. Just what the hell makes a vote “legal” or “illegal” in Trump’s mind? The race of the voter, that’s what. A white voter probably cast a “legal” vote, a black voter almost certainly cast an “illegal” vote.
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Thursday evening, ... Donald Trump gave a speech from the White House, during which he accused multiple cities of rigging the election, and doubled-down on a false narrative about illegal votes being counted as ballots are totaled in several key states.
“If you count the legal votes, I easily win,” he said. “If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us.”
As Trump continued to tout his “massive victories” in multiple states, and complain about “illegal votes,” MSNBC cut away from the speech, and anchor Brian Williams quickly rebuked his statements.
“Here we are again in the unusual position of not only interrupting the president of the United States but correcting the president of the United States,” he said. “There are no illegal votes that we know of. There has no been no Trump victory that we know of.”
In particular, Trump took aim at Philadelphia and Detroit, calling the cities “two of the most corrupt political places” in the country. He said the cities can’t be responsible for “engineering the outcome of the presidential race.”
In Philadelphia, just over 80 percent of votes have been cast for Joe Biden, while less than 19 percent have been in favor of Trump.
In Detroit, Biden has won more than 90 percent of the vote.
“They’re trying to steal the election; they’re trying to rig the election,” Trump said.
After the speech, Trump was accused of singling-out Black cities as politically corrupt places.
“Why is he talking about Detroit? Why is he talking about Philadelphia? It’s not subtle, it’s race,” said David Axelrod, former advisor for president Barack Obama.
CNN’s Van Jones raised similar questions. “Why are you singling out these two Black cities? It feels racial,” he said.
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But some of them also have signs that say “build the wall.” They don’t actually care about the wall being built or that Trump has failed to get it built. “Build the wall” is a convenient shorthand for “we hate people who are not white.” Kind of like “Arbeit frei macht.”