Um, this isn’t normal… attribution:AFP/Getty Images
Doubling down on his earlier post-truth tweet declaring that he would have won the popular vote if it weren’t for “millions of people who voted illegally”—a false claim making the rounds on internet conspiracy and hoax sites and nowhere else—Trump took to Twitter again this evening to promote the entirely false theory that there was “serious voter fraud” in three states that voted against him.
Serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California – so why isn’t the media reporting on this? Serious bias – big problem!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2016
There are two possibilities here. One, the president-elect is getting his news from conspiracy nuts and/or conspiracy websites even as he refuses to sit for classified intelligence briefings. Two, the president-elect is an unapologetic liar who is announcing crooked information that he indeed knows is crooked—a naked, post-truth propaganda attempt.
There is no choice three.
In either case he is plainly unfit for the office he’s about to hold. And that is a big, big problem.