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Trump Insults Birthplace of American Independence

President Donald Trump speaks at the White House, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


Published 11/06/2020 | Reading Time 1 min 38 sec 

By BWSTimes Staff 

Current US President Donald J. Trump took to Twitter Friday morning, 3-days after Election Day, in another crazed rant. This time he insulted the birthplace of American Independence, Philadelphia.

The President quoted a Fox Business contributor on Twitter, saying: “Philadelphia has got a rotten history on election integrity.” 

Perhaps Trump forgot that the city of Brotherly Love is the site where America’s founding fathers wrote and signed the Declaration of Independence, coupled with being the location where America’s first congress met. 

Moreover, for many Blacks seeking freedom north of the Mason Dixon, many of them found their refuge in Philadelphia. 

2020 presidential front runner Vice President Joe Biden took the lead in the voter count, pulling ahead of Trump in Pennsylvania late Thursday evening — making it nearly impossible for Trump to win reelection. 

Since Tuesday, Trump has had several of his tweets blocked by Twitter for misinformation.

In one tweet, Trump accused the Democrats of “stealing” the election with no evidence to support his claim. And there is no report from Democrat or Republican leaders that votes were cast after the polls closed in their perspective locations, nor were ballots dumped. 

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Twitter issued the following statement as a warning to the President and any other user with an agenda: 

You may not use Twitter’s services for the purpose of manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes. This includes posting or sharing content that may suppress participation or mislead people about when, where, or how to participate in a civic process. In addition, we may label and reduce the visibility of Tweets containing false or misleading information about civic processes in order to provide additional context.”

Wednesday, Trump took to Twitter claiming victory in Pennsylvania prematurely, while both Republican and Democrat poll workers were still tallying votes. 

“We have claimed, for Electoral Vote purposes, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (which won’t allow legal observers) the State of Georgia, and the State of North Carolina, each one of which has a BIG Trump lead. Additionally, we hereby claim the State of Michigan if, in fact,…..” the President tweeted, which was followed by a Twitter embedded notification stating to the public, “Official sources may not have called the race when this was Tweeted.”

Trump’s actions are below the Presidency and extremely unpatriotic, and the American people have spoken as Trump continues losing both the popular vote and electoral college. 

Biden is now leading in Georgia and Pennsylvania.

Holberton

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