The fundraising deadline ended, but the emails continued.
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 12 emails on Thursday, while Joe Biden sent 6.
The 15th was supposed to mark the second of three Presidential debates, but after Trump tested positive for the coronavirus, the Debate Commission decided to make the second debate virtual. While Biden accepted this change, Trump refused. As one person alone does not make a debate, Biden scheduled an ABC town hall during the debate time, and then Trump scheduled an NBC town hall during the debate time.
Both candidates sent emails about their town halls, and both candidates discussed how they were supposed to be debating their opponent during this time. However, while Biden correctly puts the blame for the lack of debate on Trump’s shoulders…
And, of course, it’s impossible to ignore that this town hall is only happening instead of a town hall debate against Donald Trump because President Trump refused to follow his own administration’s public health guidelines and then turned down a virtual debate.Biden-Harris HQ
…Trump, true to form, puts the blame solely on the Liberal-Biased Debate Commission and the Washington Elites.
Remember, he was the Washington Elite who canceled the debate.
TONIGHT, I should’ve been debating (and beating) Joe Biden for the second time at a Presidential Debate. But, the Liberal Biased Debate Commission CANCELED the debate. They wanted to keep me from exposing the TRUTH to the American People.
So instead, I’m holding a Presidential Town Hall at 8 PM ET. I am a President of the PEOPLE, not the special interest groups or the DC swamp.
I knew I needed to talk DIRECTLY to YOU, which is why tonight is so important. The Left is trying to SILENCE us. They’ll never succeed, but before I go on TV in front of the entire world, I need to know that you’re still in this fight with me.Donald J. Trump, President of the United States
Needless to say, Biden beat Trump in the ratings game.
That didn’t stop Trump from emailing me to tell me his town hall was three fire emojis. Biden emailed to say he hoped he made me proud.
While Biden was excited about his town hall and looking forward to a future where we could build back better, Trump decided to break out a new email conspiracy involving Hunter Biden.
I have to say, it’s very rich to watch Donald Trump Jr. email me from an official campaign email to let me know that it is incredibly corrupt for a board of directors in Ukraine to use their connections to the Vice President’s son to get a chance to meet him.
How do Trump’s supporters believe Hunter is benefiting from corrupt nepotism and yet remain completely blind to the Trump kids’ looting of our country?