President Donald Trump is well known as an avid Twitter user; however, it seems that his 2016 presidential opponent isn’t as quite adept when it comes to using the platform, as she demonstrated in grand fashion this week, according to the Daily Wire.
On Wednesday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent out a tweet in which she stated, “I can’t believe I have to write this sentence, but the president’s son-in-law doesn’t get to decide when the election is.”
However, she also included a link to a New York Times article about White House adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner that clearly explained why it would be impossible for him to play such a role.
As Daily Wire pointed out, “The New York Times article to which Clinton links specifically states, twice, that White House staffers don’t decide when the general election, an event with a date determined by federal law, gets to take place.”
The piece goes on: “When asked if there was a chance the presidential election could be postponed past November 3 due to the pandemic, Kushner said that isn’t his decision.”
What’s more, the report emphasizes that “[t]he opinion of a White House staff member has no bearing on when the election is held,” adding, “even the president himself does not have the authority to unilaterally postpone Election Day, which by law takes place the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.”
The Daily Wire also drew attention to a subsequent statement Kushner made in which he insisted that he has “not been involved in, nor [is he] aware of, any discussions about trying to change the date of the presidential election,” as The Hill reported.
Trump campaign fires back
Clinton’s tweet comes a month after former Vice President Joe Biden argued that Trump would “try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can’t be held,” NBC Washington reported.
Biden went on to suggest that tampering with the election date is “the only way” that president believes he can prevail at the polls.
For its part, the Trump campaign at the time categorically dismissed any notion that it was planning to change the date on which Americans vote, labeled the former vice president’s claims as a “conspiracy theory,” and questioned his mental state.
“Those are the incoherent, conspiracy theory ramblings of a lost candidate who is out of touch with reality,” NBC News quoted the campaign as saying back in April.
Perhaps Clinton ought to join Biden in hiding out in the basement — away from the keyboard — in order to prevent embarrassing gaffes like this one in the future.