WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 30: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House July 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Earlier in the day Trump suggested in a tweet that November’s general election should be postponed, citing his unsubstantiated assertions of widespread mail-in voter fraud amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Trump Proposes Delaying Election on Twitter, We’d Rather Eat All Our Vegetables at Dinner

“We like Trump because he isn’t an actual politician,” said your aunt and uncle on Thanksgiving Day, 2016. Well, they were right. He’s not. But that doesn’t make him a maverick or gunslinger or an outlaw. It makes him a fucking dumbass who doesn’t know how the Constitution works. He continues to prove this with each word he says, each tweet he somehow writes, and each law he breaks.

The most recent example of this, which many of his critics actually already predicted he would try to do, was a tweet in which he called for the 2020 election to be delayed, due to the coronavirus — a virus which he said, about four months ago, wasn’t a big deal and would disappear within a few weeks.

Honestly, we don’t know whether to laugh or cry anymore. Donald Trump is either as narcissistic and sociopathic as even his most ardent critics say, or he is just being deliberately obtuse. Neither is great, and both are scary, because this is the man that is currently running our country. Has a country ever become bankrupt before? Because we’re pretty sure that’s about to happen.

The good news, of course, is that Trump doesn’t actually have the power to “delay” the presidential election. Congress does. And they’re not going to. According to a scathing report in the New York Times, “Election Day was fixed by a federal law passed in 1845, and the Constitution itself in the 20th Amendment specifies that the newly elected Congress meet at noon on Jan. 3, 2021, and that the terms of the president and vice president end at noon on Jan. 20, 2021. Even if President Trump disputed an election he lost, his term would still be over on that day. And if no newly elected president is available, the speaker of the House of Representatives becomes acting president.

President Trump needs to be told by every Republican in Congress that he cannot postpone the federal election. Doing so would be illegal, unconstitutional and without precedent in American history. Anyone who says otherwise should never be elected to Congress again.”

So, yeah. That about covers it. So next time your aunt and uncle decide to pledge their allegiance to America’s bad boy, tell them to sit down, shut up and pass the Brussel sprouts, because we would literally rather eat our veggies on the fattest day of the year than even pretend Trump has the power to delay an election.

Cover Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images)

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