Editorial: 'Claimed, without any evidence' is Trump's catchphrase
Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 -- It has practically become a cliché. "President Donald Trump, claimed, with out any evidence, that ..." During this presidential term, truth has been the first casualty. The toll on the American people continues to mount.Posted — Updated
It has practically become a cliché. “President Donald Trump, claimed, with out any evidence, that ...” What’s his excuse for refusing to commit to accepting the outcome of the voting in the upcoming election? “You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster.”
In recent days, Trump, without evidence, has:
- -- Accused Democrats of fabricating Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying request that her vacancy be filled by the next president.
- -- Stated the COVID-19 virus affects only elderly people with heart problems, nobody young, below the age of 18.
- -- Said the FDA has delayed COVID-19 vaccine trials.
- -- Claimed that alleged Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse acted in self-defense when he shot and killed two people.
During this presidential term, truth has been the first casualty. The toll on the American people continues to mount.
It was in North Carolina that Trump said voters who use mail-in ballots should also go vote in person – a serious violation of the law – to see if the system works.
This week the State Board of Elections, which had been acting with remarkable unanimity, providing critical stability in the conduct of the campaign and elections, was tossed into turmoil.
What all this is really about is raising dust to cast a cloud over the election process – in North Carolina and the nation. It is their self-fulfilling effort to prove government institutions don’t work
Rather than sabotaging critical public services – particularly our most sacred civic obligation to vote, national and state top leaders should provide citizens with clear and honest information and ensure the integrity of the most basic pillar of democracy.
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