After getting his a$ handed to him for lying about absentee voting measures on Twitter, Donald Trump continued to rail against expanded mail-in voting policies designed to allow citizens to exercise their constitutional rights without jeopardizing their health.
Trump falsely tweeted that voting by mail is rife with fraud, though evidence debunks this, as Twitter's fact checks pointed out.
The President was so livid that Twitter had the gall to fact check his claims that by Thursday, he was issuing an executive order designed to crack down on social media outlets' ability to moderate content.
While signing that executive order in the Oval Office, the President made a bizarre claim.
President Trump: "Anybody in California that breathing gets a ballot." Reporter: "Mr. President, that's not true." https://t.co/OjfccRD6EU— The Hill (@The Hill)1590702579.0
In response to a reporter's skepticism of his claims of voter fraud, Trump said:
"Oh really? So when [California Governor Gavin Newsom] sends out 28 million ballots in all the mailboxes, and kids go and they raid the mailboxes, and they hand them to people that are signing the ballots down the end of the street, which is happening. They grab the ballots. You don't think that happens? There's ballot harvesting."
"You don't think they rip them out of mailboxes? It's all the time, you read about it, you can read about it. Take a look."
People did, in fact, take a look: the claim is baseless.
Then again, Twitter users could have told you that.
What Trump wants you to believe. Kids (Goin’ thru mailboxes): “Crap! Another $1200 stimulus check.” **Throws chec… https://t.co/ZYUkcKC3dF— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain)1590719074.0
I have been wracking my brain to find activities for my kids this summer. Thank goodness for our esteemed… https://t.co/1khM02kxel— Patricia Taylor (@Patricia Taylor)1590762566.0
Kids in California better be careful when they start stealing ballots out of mail boxes cause Trump said when the l… https://t.co/7cZlbk2AgN— ZuZu Bailey 👩👦👦🏕 (@ZuZu Bailey 👩👦👦🏕)1590755065.0
Typical high school Friday night...sneak out, go to a house party, illegally harvest a few thousand ballots, hit Ta… https://t.co/RfMFOJ6IEP— Asha Rangappa (@Asha Rangappa)1590706344.0
The lies about mail-in voting continue.
@realDonaldTrump King of fraud and abuse— Detox... (@Detox...)1590737779.0
@realDonaldTrump Mail-in voting is very legal and very cool, Spanky. It's been done in both Blue States AND Red Sta… https://t.co/iBGiLoYpJj— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!)1590719320.0
@realDonaldTrump Well, you’d know about fraud and abuse.— Forch F. Fortier (@Forch F. Fortier)1590773471.0
The kids are all right. Donald, however, doesn't seem to be.