On Monday night, President Donald Trump was in North Carolina to stump for Dan Bishop, a Republican who is competing with Democrat Dan McCready in a special election on Tuesday to fill the Congress seat vacated by former 9th District Rep. Mark Harris (R-NC) after evidence emerged that the Harris campaign was involved in a ballot tampering scheme.
But in a sign of just how brazen Trump’s lies can be, the president used the occasion not to try to draw a distinction between Harris’s scandal and Bishop’s campaign, but to make baseless accusations that undocumented immigrants are involved in massive voter fraud in California.
On topic of sanctuary cities, Trump, already sweating, asks a woman in the crowd how she feels about having “them released [into your neighborhood] — hardened, horrible criminals.”
He then pushes a big lie about voter fraud in California. pic.twitter.com/DD078cMUaJ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 9, 2019
This is Trump condemning nonexistent illegal voting for Democrats in California… at a rally for a special election in North Carolina that was called because of proven REPUBLICAN ELECTION FRAUD. pic.twitter.com/sqYiG1Cs4T
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) September 10, 2019
After telling North Carolina voters how great Bill Belichick is, Trump then pivots to claiming how he’s going to cure AIDS and cancer. pic.twitter.com/OTcaWOfOWp
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) September 10, 2019