Trump Republicans at work
Highlights of recent action by the WV GOP and Donald Trump
We’re about dividing people not helping them!
From The West Virginia GOP:
If you're viewing this on something that makes the GOP's words too small to read, the WVGOP says: "Perhaps training on the definition of "WIC" is in order for DHHR staff." (Note -- this is a screen shot. The original tweet was removed this morning.)
Perhaps the WV GOP should check WIC’s mission statement before taking shots at it. From the WV Department of Health and Human Resources:
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) has been improving pregnancies and preparing kids to learn for 40 years. The program provides nutrition counseling, parenting advice, breastfeeding support, food assistance, and referrals to help you and your family live a healthy life.
WIC is a short-term program designed to improve lifetime nutrition and health for everyone in your family. WIC provides services to married and single parents (working and not working), and fathers, mothers, grandparents, foster parents, or legal guardians residing with a child under the age of five.
Additionally, from WV delegate Chris Pritt:
This session I’ll be reintroducing legislation to require photo ID on all EBT cards. State benefit fraud is real! Let’s do everything we can to stop the scammers and folks who abuse the system.— Chris Pritt (@pritt4thepeople) December 9, 2022
In order to justify making it more difficult to receive electronic transfer benefits (ebt), Pritt tells us that “State benefit fraud is real!” but in the comments section he admits that no studies have been done. How does he know that there is fraud, then?
Trump’s big announcement
And yesterday was the “Big Announcement Day” from their leader, Donald Trump:
Take two minutes to watch this video.— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) December 15, 2022
Donald Trump is a declared presidential candidate.
He's probably going to win his party's nomination.
And he's making late night infomercial level grift videos. pic.twitter.com/2CO38xgasS
My hunch is that the WV Trump Party bought some of these to use as door prizes at next year’s various Lincoln Day Dinners. (Just a thought -- since Trump claims in the video that he is “better than Lincoln,” perhaps the title for the annual dinner needs to be changed.)
As I am about to post, I see where the cards have all sold out:
Who bought these? Trump’s digital trading cards have sold out, all 45,000 of them at $99 each. That means he raised $4.45 million in just 12 hours. (Data: OpenSea) pic.twitter.com/JbLr1CTkO3— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) December 16, 2022
P.T. Barnum was right. (I know, there may be other reasons why the cards sold out.)