There's a lot to unpack in Donald Trump's latest one-sentence "statement."
On Saturday, the ex-president attacked those who doubt the "election fraud" that he claims cost him the White House in 2020. But while insulting those "very stupid" people, Trump included an error that flips the meaning of what he likely intended to say.
Donald Trump attacks "very stupid" people — with a bad typo
Trump is banned from major social media platforms, so his new statement arrived on his "Save America" letterhead. It reads:
"Anybody that doesn't think there wasn't massive Election Fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election is either very stupid, or very corrupt!"
Did you catch the mistake? To say one "doesn't think there wasn't" is a double negative. The negatives (doesn't, wasn't) cancel each other out.
So as it stands, the sentence means the "very stupid" people are the ones who believe in "massive Election Fraud" — i.e. Trump and his followers.
This... doesn't say what Donald Trump thinks it does. pic.twitter.com/uhpS4EO6nv— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) December 5, 2021
Some things never change, it would appear. Over a year later, Trump is still going on about unproven claims of electoral fraud, complete with trademark typos and random capitalizations.
He's likely hoping that such statements will soon appear on his own social media platform, the so-called TRUTH Social, which he plans to launch next year.
The 75-year-old is still banned from social media services after he used them to help incite the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol.
Joe Biden defeated Trump in the 2020 US presidential election, and no evidence of electoral fraud has ever been found.