As noted earlier this week, Lord Donny Drumpf has spent an inordinate amount of time trying to convince us that voter fraud is an actual thing and he has spent most of his first week trying to convince us that he will, by gum, get to the bottom of the problem and fix it. As I said earlier, his first meeting with Congressional leaders consisted of him whining about the news coverage of his sparse inauguration crowds and whining that, had 3-5 million non-citizens not voted, he would have won that, too.
Note that he said “3-5 million.” Why would he choose that number? Well, because Hillary Clinton beat him by 3 million votes and Lord Donny just has to be the biggest and the bestest. He’s a narcissist, after all, and he can’t handle things if everyone doesn’t love and adore him. Of course, someone mentioned that, if he really thought voter fraud was a problem, he would investigate. And since Donny’s ego is the only thing that matters to him and what people think of him is where he finds what little self-esteem he has. Therefore, he had to promise one. And to make sure everyone knew he promised this, he Tweeted it.
And Wednesday, in an interview on ABC, he not only repeated the promise, but obviously tried to cover the obvous logical fallacy in his claims, which someone smarter than he obviously pointed out. He told David Muir;
“We’re gonna launch an investigation to find out. And then the next time — and I will say this, of those votes cast, none of ’em come to me. None of ’em come to me. They would all be for the other side. None of ’em come to me.”
See? If there were 3-5 million votes from non-citizens, then Hillary would have to have gotten all of them. Makes sense, right? (Don’t say yes, please.)
Sometime between his triumphant announcement Wednesday and today, however, Lord Donny must have gotten word from someone that the government has investigated voter fraud many times, and they’ve only found a handful of cases, most of them Republicans. That’s why Donny decided to lay it all on some guy on Twitter named Gregg Phillips (@JumpVote), who, as far as anyone can tell, Tweets too much, who made a few offhand Tweets saying that 3 million illegal votes had been cast, with no evidence, or even a link, to back up his absurd claim. You can find a blog post with the accusation here. (Source)
That seems to be where Donny got this nonsense. And here is Gregg, whoever he is, promising to make the billionaire Donny happy:
Obviously, Gregg has learned how to get into Lord Donny’s good graces; kiss his ass and tell him what he wants to hear. While Gregg’s saliva is dripping from Donny’s ample behind, the fact is, he’s proven himself a liar, just like his hero. First of all, when you look at that Tweet in which Gregg declares the 3 million figure “verified,” such verification is impossible. It’s dated November 13, and states didn’t actually begin certifying vote counts until almost a week later.
Gregg Phillips is an amazing example of why we call Trumpies “deplorable.” Check out his Twitter feed, and you’ll find a whole lot of Alex Jones bullshit. It’s no wonder, since Jones and Matt Drudge seem to be his greatest benefactors, singing his blog traffic by the thousands.
Basically, Lord Donny has declared an alternative fact to be real, when we all know it’s not, and he has apparently assigned a random Internet right winger to investigate what he claims is a breach of our very democracy, instead of the investigative agencies that we the taxpayers spend billions of dollars a year for. I don’t care about Gregg Phillips, but if the head of the executive branch thinks the democratic process is in trouble, why would be assign the investigation to some random stranger?
There is something seriously wrong with this man, Lord Donny.