Now that Attorney General William Barr has asserted there was no widespread fraud associated with the 2020 election, that should put an end to Trump’s shameless post-election shenanigans, right? Hardly.
Trump has only amped up his ongoing rigged-election claims, which lay at the heart of his biggest White House scam yet. Indeed, he posted to Facebook a 46-minute speech — one he called “the most important” he’s ever given — in which he claimed, again without evidence, that the presidenttial election is “under coordinated assault and siege.” He failed to note that it’s his assault and siege, and it’s on American democracy.
Some have questioned why, after losing 39 meritless lawsuits and wasting millions of dollars on pointless recounts and helplessly watching all battleground states certify their election results, Trump continues to deny and attack. Some say it’s because he is simply incapable of admitting defeat, but the real reason is simpler still — MONEY!
Since his loss, Trump has raised $170 million for his ongoing election battle, of which 75% goes, not to fund his electoral fight, but into a political action committee that serves as a slush fund for, well, pretty much anything Trump wants to spend it on. The rest goes to the Republican National Committee.
All that money has come in primarily from small donors, of course, who suffer under an unrelenting barrage of emails and digital ads dunning them for dough. So the Grifter-In-Chief keeps denying the election results because that’s the only way he can keep the suckers sending in those nickels and dimes — money he can use to exact political revenge on disloyalists through his PAC or he can legally use to retire some of his personal debt to keep Deutsche Bank, the Saudis, China, et. al., at bay.
And unlike Jerry Lewis’ infamous Muscular Distrophy Association telethons that went on for a seemingly endless 24 hours, Trump’s telethon shows no sign of ending after a full month. But Trump’s perpetual telethon certainly fits artist Barbara Krugman’s description of Lewis’ MDA shows: “outrageous schticksterism, oozing with every show-biz cliche, every bad dream of what it might mean to be an entertainer.”
Too bad it continues to fool the suckers ….