WASHINGTON – Former President Donald Trump marked Easter weekend by attacking his political enemies, repeating false claims in regards to the election, and calling for a boycott of Major League Baseball and different firms that oppose Georgia’s new election legislation.
“Happy Easter to ALL, together with the Radical Left CRAZIES who rigged our Presidential Election, and wish to destroy our Country!” Trump stated in a written assertion early Sunday.
There is not any proof anybody “rigged” final yr’s election; political analysts stated Trump retains selling the false concept to be able to justify his loss to President Joe Biden, and to lift cash for an additional attainable presidential marketing campaign in 2024.
“Ex President Trump with an Easter Sunday message of resentment and rage,” tweeted political commentator David Frum.
Trump has issued a sequence of comparable messages all through the weekend, apparently triggered by the choice of Major League Baseball to maneuver this summer time’s All-Star Game from Atlanta due to Georgia’s controversial new election legislation.
Other firms, together with Georgia-based Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola, have denounced the legislation they are saying is designed to make it tougher for folks to vote, significantly folks of coloration.
“Major League Baseball essentially helps voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the poll field,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred stated, including that “honest entry to voting continues to have our recreation’s unwavering help.”
Trump, in an announcement issued Saturday night time, assailed “WOKE CANCEL CULTURE” and referred to as for boycotts of opposing firms, together with MLB, Delta, and Coke. “Don’t return to their merchandise till they relent,” Trump stated.
After repeating false claims about final yr’s election, Trump closed his message by saying, “we won’t turn out to be a Socialist Nation. Happy Easter!”
Trump, who stays banned by Twitter and different social media, put out the written statements through his Save America political motion committee.
Joe Walsh, a former Republican congressman and now distinguished critic of Trump, stated the ex-president is “crying out for relevancy,” however his message is prone to resonate with massive segments of voters.
“The drawback isn’t Trump,” Walsh stated. “It’s his maintain on GOP base voters. That’s the issue.”