Actress and anti-Trump activist Alyssa Milano appeared on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” Wednesday night — and beamed with pride over getting “quote-tweeted” by Donald Trump Jr.
“He, like, quote-tweeted me today,” she bragged.
“Which is very exciting for me, because I’ve been trying to get someone’s attention in that administration. And I feel like I’ve finally done it,” she added — wrongly suggesting the president’s son is a member of the Trump administration.
In addition to revealing that anti-Trump activists derive some satisfaction in life over rebukes by members of the Trump family (see Trevor Noah’s desperately begging for President Donald Trump to call him out), it’s also clear they don’t care about getting fact-crushed on social media.
The tweet to which Milano is referring? That would be this one:
You know what sucks?
Because of our unwillingness to pass policy that protects our election integrity, I immediately think the Green Party votes tonight are Russian meddling.
Why else would anyone cast a protest vote in Ohio when there’s so much at stake?#OH12
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 8, 2018
“You know what sucks?” she wrote (so ladylike of her). “Because of our unwillingness to pass policy that protects our election integrity, I immediately think the Green Party votes tonight are Russian meddling.”
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“Why else would anyone cast a protest vote in Ohio when there’s so much at stake?” she added, referring to Ohio’s hotly contested 12th Congressional District election.
Let’s just state for the record that it’s cuckoo to suggest Green Party votes in Tuesday’s special elections were evidence of Russian meddling. Yet that is the depth of denial many liberal Democrats sink to whenever they lose elections these days.
The media also continue to conflate Russian “hacking” of the election with changing actual votes, which no evidence suggests has ever happened. That’s how the culture winds up with wrong takes like Alyssa Milano’s.
Donald Trump Jr., however, didn’t let her off the hook.
So you’re saying you’re for Voter ID so we can make sure to protect our elections??? That’s good to know. Welcome aboard. https://t.co/BDFSGa0huz
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 8, 2018
“So you’re saying you’re for voter ID so we can make sure to protect our elections? That’s good to know,” he wrote on Twitter. “Welcome aboard.”
A Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey last year found that 70 percent of likely U.S. voters still think those who cast ballots should be required to show photo ID (such as a driver’s license) before voting. And a 2016 Gallup poll showed that 95 percent of Republican voters, 83 percent of independent voters, and 64 percent of Democratic voters favor photo IDs to vote. Seventy-seven percent of nonwhites favored voter IDs, the poll added.
Democrats like Milano can play a good game about elections integrity — but when it comes to practical measures like voter ID, they are far out of the mainstream.
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