President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday night to nonsensically claim that “you must have an ID” to get into the Democratic National Convention, which is being streamed virtually online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“To get into the Democrat National Convention, you must have an ID card with a picture,” Trump falsely claimed in his tweet.
He added: “Yet the Democrats refuse to do this when it come to your very important VOTE! Gee, I wonder WHY???”
To get into the Democrat National Convention, you must have an ID card with a picture…Yet the Democrats refuse to do this when it come to your very important VOTE! Gee, I wonder WHY???
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2020
Twitter users were quick to note that this year’s convention doesn’t even have physical attendance — it’s being conducted with most speakers calling in remotely, and with people watching online.
Yes my DNC badge is sitting here next to me on the couch…when Maddow sends us over to listen to the first speaker, my husband and I flash our DNC iDs to the tv…whew were in!!!
— Kristin Young (@krislovestennis) August 21, 2020
oh look, the crazypants meltdown has started early tonight. adderall and dementia is a hell of a cocktail
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) August 21, 2020
Also, this tweet is makes no sense. The DNC has an invitation list. Voting is open to all
— Dustin Ginsberg (@DustinGinsberg) August 21, 2020
Trump is so far gone that he doesn’t realize the Democratic National Convention is virtual. His degenerative neurological disease, Frontotemporal dementia continues to erode his mind, leaving him only vaguely aware of current events, people & his surroundings. It will get worse
— Tom Joseph (@TomJChicago) August 21, 2020
I… hope you didn’t just try to enter an empty Milwaukee convention hall,
— Elizabeth Picciuto 🌱 (@epicciuto) August 21, 2020
Is there no one at the White House that will explain to him what virtual convention means?
— Chidi®️ (@ChidiNwatu) August 21, 2020