TRUMP TRYING TO USE ‘SECRET ARMY’ TO WIN, COLUMNIST SAYS
A conservative columnist of Daily Beast, Matt Lewis, has claimed that President Donald Trump is trying to assemble close to 4.8 million non-voters who are white and lack a college education to register and then turn out at the polls in November with his racist fearmongering.
Writing for Raw Story early on September 1, 2020, Tom Boggioni said this “secret army” is believed by pollsters to be solidly pro-Trump even if they don't vote -- could save the president in the battleground states that hold the Electoral College votes that propelled him to the presidency in 2016.
Shootings that left three dead at protests against police brutality have stoked fears of rising violence as a deeply divided US heads into elections amid economic collapse, a deadly pandemic and the worst social upheaval since the 1960s.
Trump, hoping to secure a second term in November despite the crisis, heads Tuesday (Wednesday, September 2, 2020 in Manila) to Kenosha, the Wisconsin town which descended into violence last week after police shot a young black father seven times in the back. The governor of the state, Democrat Tony Evers, called on Trump in vain to reconsider his visit, warning it would "hinder our healing" and arguing that the citizens of the town are already traumatized.