2020 has seen Donald Trump kick disinfo into overdrive. Before we can fully dissect one of his misleading narratives, he’s already peddling another. The deceit has ranged from false claims around voter fraud, to ingesting bleach, to wearing masks, and well, well, well… beyond.
Yet as disjointed as his remarks seem, there is a common thread among them: disregard for American lives. Whether by pulling testing, deliberately endangering Americans at the polls, or taking away healthcare in the middle of a pandemic, Trump has time and again placed reelection ahead of American lives.
Because of this, we at Defeat Disinfo think it’s time we introduce Trump to the country that he took an oath to protect; to the Americans, and their stories, that portray the suffering caused by his negligence in office. This week, we’re launching a very specific ask of our followers. We want you to send us a 1-2 minute social media video, speaking directly to the camera, expressing what Trump’s biggest lies mean to you personally. In particular:
- When Trump lied about the number of COVID deaths
- When Trump lied about voter fraud
- When Trump lied about the protests
- When Trump lied about COVID tests
- When Trump lied about healthcare
We are looking for personal stories: How you or someone very close to you has been impacted by Trump’s lies around the COVID death toll, vote-by-mail and voter fraud, the George Floyd protests, Obamacare or COVID test numbers and the implications of their results. If you know someone who could make their own video, forward this blog far and wide. Help us find the most compelling voices.
We’ll compile these narratives into one video, and then push it to the top of the digital discourse. Make no mistake: Donald Trump will see our message, and either respond to it, or willfully continue to ignore his citizens. Thank you, and we can’t wait to see your videos.