Speaking to National Rifle Association (NRA) on Friday in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, failed one-term, twice-impeached, and multiply-indicted former president Donald Trump made one of his most ridiculous claims yet: Democrats want to rename the Keystone State.
According to Trump, it’s absolutely imperative that he win in November.
While he was at it, Trump also raised the specter of schools and other public institutions not being named after Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.
Where did Trump even get the idea that Pennsylvania could be renamed, even though absolutely no one has suggested that? It appears to be based on a report that National Park Service proposed removing a statue of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, from a park in Philadelphia.
The park service later withdrew its proposal and Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro (D) announced, “I’m pleased Welcome Park will remain the rightful home of this William Penn statue — right here in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Penn founded.”
Social media users had plenty to say about Trump’s obvious scare tactic.
Pennsylvania GOP Senate candidate Mehmet Oz may be a doctor, but he proved his complete ignorance of the state he asking to elect him during an interview he gave to Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday night.
Oz, who has lived in New Jersey for years, is running against Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) for the Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Pat Toomey (R), told Hannity:
As Mediaite notes, Oz may own homes in multiple states, but he clearly knows little or nothing about where exactly those houses are located:
The multimillionaire does own homes in Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Two of his Florida estates are actually on the beach.
But his Pennsylvania properties do not back up to Pennsylvania’s coastline because Pennsylvania has no coastline. That did not stop Oz from pitching a very special message to voters Monday night. In essence, Oz asked them to make him the state’s next senator so the east coast can keep its Republican representation.
There is absolutely no point where the Keystone State touches the Atlantic Ocean. Never has been and never will be, which is something Oz might know if he wasn’t just moonlighting as a Pennsylvania resident in an attempt to steal a Senate seat.
Twitter users were also eager to take Oz to school on his faux pas.
Ever since he lost badly in the 2020 election to President Joe Biden, failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump has been spinning one conspiracy theory after another about why he was beaten so badly.
At first, you probably recall, Trump claimed that millions of votes had been counted two or three times, providing the margin of victory for Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
After that, Trump began targeting specific states, alleging massive fraud in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, and other battleground states. However, no evidence of fraud was ever found, even though numerous recounts and audits were performed in those key states.
Now, however, proving that he truly has lost what was left of his already addled brain, Trump is blaming his former attorney general, William Barr, and the Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, for conspiring to deliver the state of Pennsylvania to Biden and Harris.
In a letter he wrote in response to a Wall Street Journal editorial which noted that Biden won the Keystone State by more than 80,000 votes, the ex-president went all-in on the tinfoil hat wearing craziness, asserting:
Going over a litany of already debunked claims about supposed “fraud” in Pennsylvania, Trump then turned to Barr and Zuckerberg:
Oh, and the Donald also managed to repeat a line about “phantom” voters casting ballots, a claim that was also made in Arizona but proven to be utterly incorrect when the Arizona audit was completed, along with a flourish of dementia that there were “numerous reports and sworn affidavits attested to poll watcher intimidation and harassment, many by brute force.”
Did Trump offer any proof his allegations? Of course not! He has nothing to support his claims, much the same way he never has any facts to back up the lies he tells about everything from the weather to how rich he is.
Since he’s convinced that his own hand-picked attorney general conspired against him, here’s hoping the current AG will indeed go after Trump and charge him with the many crimes he’s committed.