Trump’s Latest Press Release Seems Like An Admission He Lost Georgia
Since Donald Trump was removed from Twitter, he’s resorted to publishing his thoughts as press releases instead, which his spokesperson, Liz Harrington, then pushes out on Twitter. However, there’s no sign that the former president spends much more time considering the content of these missives than he did when he could tweet them directly.
Sometimes, Trump’s press releases amount to nothing more than a link to a news story he wants his fans to read — perhaps something he finds flattering or promotional about himself. In this case, it’s a Breitbart article, praising Trump’s crowd size at his Georgia rally. Trump has a history of using his crowd sizes as ‘evidence’ that he’s successful and liked, and this story’s headline links Trump’s Georgia rally crowd size to GOP efforts to “flip [the] state back to red.”
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) September 28, 2021
However, the article (and even the headline) contradict Trump’s longstanding claim that he actually won Georgia — after all, if the majority of voters in the state chose Trump (as he falsely claims) then there would be no need for a “push” to “flip the state back red” — right?
The article text even quantifies Trump’s loss in Georgia:
“In 2016, Trump won Georgia by five percentage points, roughly 200,000 votes, over then-Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton. In 2020, Trump lost the state by two-tenths of a percentage point, approximately 12,000 votes, to Joe Biden despite having nearly 373,000 more votes in 2020 in Georgia than he had in 2016.”
Trump has repeatedly made small slips that seem to be acknowledgments that he truly did lose the 2020 election to Joe Biden, but continues to hold rallies where he insists he won.