Trump Double Negative: Twitter Sees Positive Evidence of Lack of Voter Fraud

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The double negative, a common grammatical elephant trap, claimed a high profile victim on Saturday night. Donald Trump.

In A declaration, the former president said: “Anyone who doesn’t think there was no massive voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election is either very stupid or very corrupt!”

There was no massive voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, which Trump lost to Joe Biden by 306-232 in the Electoral College and by over 7 million ballots in the popular vote.

But Trump thinks, or at least said, that there is was massive electoral fraud. Although his own phrase therefore makes him “very stupid, or very corrupt,” his claims had a deadly effect, fueling the bombing on the United States Capitol on January 6.

This led to Trump being kicked out of social media, which is why he now communicates by statement, nominally a means of communication less open to spontaneous mistakes.

As it turns out, Trump has some sort of form with double negatives and the dangers that they pose.

In July 2018, in Helsinki, he stood alongside Vladimir Putin of Russia and said “I see no reason why it would be” Russia, which intervened in the 2016 US election.

Under fire for the remark, Trump said, “The line should have been, ‘I see no reason why I wouldn’t do it’ or ‘why it wouldn’t be Russia.’ A kind of double negative.

The mockery was delighted and quick. So it was again Saturday night, on Twitter, perhaps the most costly lost platform for Trump.

Kyle Cheney, reporter for Politico, wrote: “This… does not say what Donald Trump thinks he is doing. “

ABC correspondent Jon Karl, author of a bestselling book on the end of Trump’s presidency, Free a slice of wishful thinking: “He finally conceded …”

And George Conway, a Tory critic married to staunch Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, wrote: “Seriously, I usually don’t find it surprising when he says something that isn’t inaccurate, but no one – not even the old guy – can be right all the time. “



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