Without any hesitation or evidence, Donald Trump pushed a baseless theory during Thursday’s coronavirus press briefing by claiming that Democrats don’t want schools to reopen because they want to keep people from voting.
Trump’s false conspiracy came after a reporter asked what children would do without free school lunches if schools are shut down.
He that Democrats are trying to keep schools closed so that they could shut down polling places located at them and force people to use mail-in ballots.
“Maybe we’ll be able to show that as a fact,” he then added.
Trump says democrats want to close the schools because that’s where polling booths are often placed. He says democrats want to keep people from voting.
He is such a shameless liar that it’s almost impressive.
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) August 13, 2020
President Trump said Democrats want to see schools closed because many schools are polling locations. Then the president said, “Maybe we’ll be able to show that as fact.”
— Ahtra Elnashar (@AhtraElnashar) August 13, 2020
Trump is live right now saying Democrats don’t want schools open bc schools are polling places… he says he has no evidence of this but like, YOLO?
— Linette Lopez (@lopezlinette) August 13, 2020