The Democratic National Convention comes to a close tonight after Joe Biden delivers his speech accepting the Democratic nomination for President.
President Trump, meanwhile, is trying very hard to make his own headlines. Trump held a campaign event in Pennsylvania this afternoon, where he accused Biden of “abandoning” the state because Biden’s father took a job in Delaware when he was 10 years old. And then it got weirder.
As The Washington Post reports:
“If you want a vision of your life under [a] Biden presidency, think of the smoldering ruins in Minneapolis, the violent anarchy of Portland, the bloodstained sidewalks of Chicago, and imagine the mayhem coming to your town and every single town in America,” Trump told the crowd, casting Democrats as the party of “mobs and criminals.”
Please indulge us for a moment while we address the very obvious logical flaw with this argument.
Let’s just pretend, for the sake of argument, that Minneapolis really is a “smoldering ruin” and Chicago’s sidewalks are stained with blood. If you accept at face value the idea that Minneapolis is burning down and the sidewalks run red with blood in Chicago — that this is the current state of affairs in the United States — then at some point it should also occur to you that this is how things are UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.
If you don’t like how things are going today, then vote for me again!
In essence, what Trump is saying here is that things will look pretty much the same in a Biden administration as they do today. We’re going to assume that this is not the message Trump is trying to get across, but maybe The Big Orange guy is playing such an advanced game of 3-D chess that his logic is simply beyond our ability to comprehend.