Donald Trump and the Burden of Proof

Donald Trump and the Burden of Proof November 29, 2016

So the other day Donald Trump claimed that millions of people voted illegally. He presented no evidence for that claim, of course, and every expert — and basic logic — says that’s virtually impossible. So instead of providing evidence, he just retweeted a bunch of people who don’t understand the burden of proof.

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This is pretty standard Trump “reasoning.” He has no evidence, so he tries to reverse the burden of proof and argue that you can’t prove it didn’t happen. But we don’t have to. He made the claim, the burden of proof is on him to support that claim with evidence. Seriously, 350 million people in this country and this dumbass was the best we could do for president? Logic, how the fuck does that work?

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