Let’s hope Rudy doesn’t get whiplash from this sudden reversal of course. He’s got to give an important address, in his capacity as Minister of the False and Utterly Ridiculous, at a hotel in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in a little over an hour.
Evidently, Donald Trump woke up in a bad mood, or he wasn’t done tweeting yet, or something, because a few minutes after 11:00 a.m. ET, the trip to Gettysburg was canceled. (Maybe he got wind of the snarky Gettysburg/Lincoln cartoons making the rounds, ya spose?)
Trump's trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania with Rudy Giuliani has just been canceled, 2 sources tell me & @KristenhCNN
Comes after Giuliani was exposed to a 2nd person in the last week who tested positive for coronavirus
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) November 25, 2020
The Trump campaign and Pennsylvania Senate Republicans announced plans for the Gettysburg event, a meeting of the Pennsylvania Senate Majority Policy Committee, on Tuesday — casting it as an effort to expose “irregularities” in the 2020 election. The meeting is being organized by the Pennsylvania state Senate GOP, which is holding it at a hotel — not at the state Capitol.–Trump and Giuliani have made baseless allegations of fraud in the election and delved into conspiracy theories alleging a plot to rig the vote, all of which have been refuted by state and local election officials across the country as well as the top cybersecurity official at the Department of Homeland Security. Trump fired that official, Chris Krebs, after he co-signed a statement declaring the 2020 election “the most secure” in US history.–It was the first of three similar events the Trump campaign has scheduled in coordination with Republican state lawmakers in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Michigan. There’s no evidence that widespread voter fraud has taken place in any of those states despite frequent claims by Trump and his allies.