Yesterday, President Trump was diagnosed with the coronavirus.
The emails reflected that shock.
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 4 emails on Friday. Joe Biden sent none.
To be fair, I received several emails from the Biden Victory Fund about the Obama-Harris fundraiser, but the list I am monitoring sent me nothing.
3 of Trump’s emails were asking for donations, with 2 of them offering an 800% match (and the third promising me a place in the ultra-exclusive Trump 100 Club). The fourth email was inviting me to meet the President in LA as his hand-picked guest. We could even take a photo together so I could remember that moment forever.
That email was sent at 7:26 AM, 6.5 hours after it was revealed that Trump had the coronavirus.
Two donation emails were sent around 4:30 PM.
The fourth email of the day was coincidentally timed to match President Obama’s remarks on Trump’s health.
At 7:04 PM, Obama tweeted this:
At 7:30 PM, this email dropped into my inbox.
The subject of that email was “Lyin’ Obama.”
Interesting that Trump was accusing Biden of being asleep in his basement, while Trump was more than likely asleep in his hospital room.
But hey, just more proof that whatever Trump accuses his opponent of is actually what he is doing himself.