I completely cut Saturday out of the weekly recap, made the weekend recap Friday and Saturday, and skipped over Sunday entirely. Whoops.
To make up for it, here’s Sunday and Monday combined.
For no apparent reason, nothing special was happening, Donald Trump sent me 10 emails in a single day on Sunday. He halved that number for Monday.
For all new readers: Welcome! I am currently on the mailing lists of Joe Biden and Donald Trump, though I have previously been on the mailing lists of 28 Democratic candidates! This blog breaks down recent emails with charts and excerpts. If you already know all of this, feel free to skip to the next chart!
It took some time for the Trump emails to kick in, so I started officially tracking his list on July 7. I have been tracking Biden’s for longer, but I will start comparing them as of July 7. All of these emails are going to a new email, and I have not donated, filled out surveys, signed petitions, or otherwise interacted with either candidate’s emails.
The rules I try to follow for the various categories are laid out in The Framework.
Donald Trump went above and beyond with his 15 emails on Sunday and Monday, while Joe Biden held steady with 5.
While Trump was boasting about having CRUSHED his $25 million end-of-month fundraising goal, he was pretty darn desperate for me to give him more money. You see, he would have crushed it even better if I had pitched in too!
In one horrible email from Eric Trump, the Trump campaign specifically used language of crushing the dreams of Americans.
The dishonesty from the media and their attempts to demean, harass, and slander anything related to my father and his administration is absolutely mind-boggling.
They’ll never stop coming after him, which is why I could’ve really used your help to reach our critical July End-of-Month Goal. It’s going to take EVERY Patriot stepping up if we want to CRUSH the Left’s dreams of turning America into a BIG GOVERNMENT SOCIALIST Nation.
My father knows you’re a loyal supporter, which is why he’s decided to EXTEND your PERSONAL 600%-MATCH OFFER FOR 1 MORE HOUR.Eric Trump
Bold and all-caps is all their formatting. Also their formatting: including photos of the email sender. The same photo, every time. Poor Eric doesn’t even get a high-quality version of his image.
Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich is asking the important questions:
There is a definite similarity between Trump’s cronies demanding I prove I’m a patriot by giving them money and televangelist preachers demanding I prove I’m a Christian by giving them money.
Trump also invited me to join him in Southampton with Flight #4520, which I spent far too long googling before I realized that it was short for President 45, 2020.
I was wondering why he was trying to send me to Chicago.
This is an actual email Trump sent me. He somehow thinks I’d be better at advising him than his advisors.
I mean, yeah, but still, shouldn’t he at least vet me first?
While Trump was trying to convince me that I alone was special in his eyes, Biden was taking a different approach.
This is a campaign for everyone. Since the beginning of this pandemic, I’ve said that we may all be physically apart, but we’re all in this fight together.Joe Biden
Trump peddles exclusivity, while Biden is pushing inclusivity. This was for a survey Biden wanted my feedback on. Trump only asks his top, most loyal, most special supporters for feedback (hmm, how skewed are THOSE results…?) while Biden wanted to hear from everyone. Almost as if we were a United country. Hmm…
Biden was excited for his upcoming VP pick, though he still won’t say who she is. His campaign manager sent out an email praising all of the women in the running with a subtle little jab at the old white men Biden is using as his advisors on the Veepstakes who keep crying to the media about Black women not being remorseful enough for having ambition and not deferring to Biden on the debate stage.
While I can’t say when exactly he’ll announce (or who he’ll pick), what I can tell you is this: There are a number of sharp, thoughtful, and, yes, ambitious women up to the task of working alongside him every day to win this race and unite our country. Our job over the next 92 days is to do everything we can to support them as they make the case to folks all across the country for their vision of empathy, equality, and fulfilling the promise of America for everyone.Jen O’Malley Dillon, Campaign Manager, Biden for President
This is not really a satisfactory acknowledgement of the racism and sexism of Biden’s advisors. Only because the pick is going to be a woman (probably) of color is it a bad thing that she is ambitious and can throw a political punch that lands. Women and people of color are definitely watching how the campaign handles these “leaks,” and they aren’t very happy with the silence.
As we’ve all learned this past summer, silence in the face of discrimination is acceptance.
However, the most bizarre email of the early week did not arrive in my inbox. The Donald J. Trump mailing list, which I am not on, sent out a very out-of-character email. Thanks to @TrumpEmail on Twitter, we have access to the text of this message.
To begin with, there was no ALL CAPS screaming. There were no asks for money or offers of 600% matched donations. There was a bit of racism, but almost as an afterthought, a little “Whoops, this email needs to actually sound like Trump might have said it in a coherent phase.”
Click the links above to read the email in its entirety, but in short: Trump was asking his supporters to wear masks as a patriotic duty.
We are all in this together, and while I know there has been some confusion surrounding the usage of face masks, I think it’s something we should all try to do when we are not able to be socially distanced from others.Donald J. Trump
Calm, rational logic? Gentle pleading for obedience? This is not a Trump email. This is not a Republican email. This is one of those lily-livered RADICAL LEFT hoaxes!
He should have done this:
The RADICAL LEFT is trying to take our freedom AND our lives! They are pushing back on my brilliant idea to have a NATIONAL MASK MANDATE to keep our children safe and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.
Don’t let the Left-Wing Mob and their Fake News tell you what to do. Wear a face mask to show how YOU are a true Patriot who loves this great country just as much as I do!
In fact, because of your unwavering support in me, your President, I am extending this personal offer just for you. Donate $20 or more to this email and get a FREE Make America Great Again mask.
That’s right! Show those Do-Nothing Democrats that unlike them, you ARE doing something to protect our great nation. Show your pride in America with an OFFICIAL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN face mask!
But hurry and donate soon! This exclusive offer will expire in ONE HOUR!
Donald J. Trump
President of the United States
P.S. Don’t share this email with anyone! This offer is for YOUR EYES ONLY.
I feel really dirty now.