The post-mid-month-deadline break lasted all of one day before both Donald Trump and Joe Biden resumed their email campaigns at full power.
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 sent out 13 emails on Thursday, while Joe Biden sent out 4.
Both campaigns focused on bringing in money, though Trump also wanted to talk about how Joe Rogan was offering to host a fourth debate (same email as before), he wanted to know if his TOP supporters still liked him (same email as before), and he wanted me to know about the generous offer to join the Trump Text Members (same email as before).
Really, Trump likes to send the same email. That’s how he’s able to get his volume up: he doesn’t bother writing anything fresh.
What really horrified me on Thursday was the difference in tone between the two candidates.
I say really horrified me. It would have horrified me more if it surprised me, but it didn’t surprise me, and that is in and of itself pretty horrific.
This was from an email referencing the fundraiser with Hillary Clinton (Crooked Hillary) because once again, Trump can’t get her out of his head.
Biden talked about how at the town hall, a lot of people were worried about their futures and he understood that. He wanted to reiterate what he said at the town hall: he’s here to listen to the needs of the American people and help us, regardless of our political views or if we like him.
I certainly don’t hate Republicans, but so many times I want to shake them and ask them “Why do you stand with hate?” Because clearly, one of these leaders embraces hate and hateful rhetoric, and one doesn’t. What is it, exactly, that makes hatred so palatable?