By now, we’re used to Donald Trump spouting a lot of nonsense on Twitter but we’re not sure we’ve ever seen him say that people shouldn’t bother voting for Republicans.
Trump is currently irate about the state of Arizona which has recently confirmed their election results which was one of the many states that swung from Trump to Joe Biden, voting for a Democrat for the first time since 1996 when it backed Bill Clinton.
The results were certified by governor Doug Ducey and state attorney General Mark Brnovich, who are both Republicans, as well as secretary of state Katie Hobbs who added that the election was “conducted with transparency, accuracy and fairness in accordance with Arizona’s laws and election procedures – despite numerous unfounded claims to the contrary.”
This happened not long after Trump’s attorney, Rudy Guiliani, held a meeting in Phoenix with Arizona’s Republican lawmakers where he reportedly urged them that their “political career is worth losing if you can save the right to vote in America.”
The news that the Republicans in Arizona did the right thing and called their election for Biden has predictably not gone down well with Trump’s base. Trump supporters were filmed shouting ‘traitor’ at Ducey after he confirmed the results where meanwhile the president has gone on a Twitter rant about the governor.
In a series of tweets posted and shared on Monday, Trump was clearly furious about Ducey, accusing him of betraying the people of Arizona.
Amongst this spree was an interesting retweet from the president who shared a post from a conservative writer called Carmine Sabia who said “Watching the Arizona hearings and then watching Gov. Ducey sign those papers, why bother voting for Republicans if what you get is Ducey and Kemp?”
This is like a hostage-taker who has no leverage left except threatening to burn the whole building down https://t.co/uvf1rA3pzB
Whether Trump read the full tweet or not or was attempting to further ridicule Ducey is unclear but he did just effectively encourage his millions of supporters to not vote for the Republicans, a party that the president represents.