Trump ramps up his assault on the election - because there's no other way he can win - 2020-09-14

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F358.png Trump ramps up his assault on the election - because there's no other way he can win September 14, 2020, Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Donald Trump recently held his first indoor rally since the super-spreader event in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June. The campaign sent out a snotty statement to justify this:

If you can join tens of thousands of people protesting in the streets, gamble in a casino, or burn down small businesses in riots, you can gather peacefully under the 1st Amendment to hear from the President of the United States.

The protests take place outdoors with people moving about mostly wearing masks. The casinos hand out masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines — and have the most advanced air ventilation systems in the nation. Putting several thousand people indoors, telling them that those who wear masks have psychiatric issues and encouraging them to stand closely together, screaming and cheering for hours, is something else again. Considering the age and evident comorbidities of many of Trump's most enthusiastic supporters, some will get sick and perhaps die. Who knows how many others they will spread it to?

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{{cite news | first = Heather Digby | last = Parton | title = Trump ramps up his assault on the election - because there's no other way he can win | url = https://www.salon.com/2020/09/14/trump-ramps-up-his-assault-on-the-election--because-theres-no-other-way-he-can-win/ | work = Salon | date = September 14, 2020 | accessdate = September 16, 2020 }}