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Vote like your life depends on it because yeah, it actually does. Voltaire was right, those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
This tweet will definitely come up in court proceedings if the Trump campaign tries to get ballots in Florida rejected or disqualified after the election this November 😂
This @Jonathan Swan interview left Trump in tatters. If you still support him, just listen to the interview and ask yourself: Is this a guy I’d trust with, say, my child’s future? Heck, is he someone I’d trust to pick up my laundry?
Back to school outfit. @Zelley
We are reeling in collective horror at Trump’s responses to the Axios interview. This is a good analysis:
Again and again, @Jonathan Swan challenged Trump to show basic humanity about the mounting toll on his watch, and to take responsibility for it. Trump failed this most basic of tests. That's the hidden reason this interview is so powerful. New piece: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/08/04/how-interview-serial-liar-narcissist-who-is-unfit...
"Putin is Trump's honey trap," one of his former advisers told me, using an expression reserved for attractive spies who romance their marks into becoming double agents. It is not an encouraging appraisal to hear from someone who served this President at the highest level.
"Some of the most experienced US intelligence officials have told me that Putin is aware of Trump's admiration for him and has sought to exploit it." An early look at “The Madman Theory: Trump Takes on the World” - out Aug 11: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-madman-theory-jim-sciutto https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/03/opinions/trumps-mystery-approach-to-putin-sciutto/index.html
My Employment Discrimination class in a nutshell:
NEW: Four people with knowledge of the situation tell The Daily Beast that in the past three weeks, an internal campaign has intensified within the Trump administration to convince the president to nuke the China trade deal By @Asawin Suebsaeng and me https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-is-under-increasing-pressure-to-blow-up-his-china-deal-before-el...
I live in the richest city in the richest country in the history of the world and its second most popular park is now begging people to volunteer to pick up garbage because they can't afford to pay people to do it https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/5dzjgq/i-wish-my-park-didnt-have-to-beg-people-to-volunteer-to-pi...?
NEW: The Second Circuit UPHOLDS a ruling blocking the Trump admin's "public charge" rule, which makes it more difficult for immigrants on public assistance to obtain green cards. But the court limits the scope of the injunction. @Courthouse News Doc: https://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/71a982bf-5450-4133-bdbd-949aa624a9e0/2/doc/19-3591_...
Trump referred repeatedly during an #AxiosOnHBO interview to Jeffrey Epstein's death in prison custody, citing it when asked about his prior comments wishing Ghislaine Maxwell good luck in the criminal justice system. https://www.axios.com/trump-ghislaine-maxwell-jeffrey-epstein-1b313a9d-13c0-45f6-8975-26de2e1559aa.h...
@Jonathan Swan At one point, @Jonathan Swan tried to access Trump's humanity through the portal of his narcissism. By praising Trump's rally crowds, Swan hoped to induce him to recognize a responsibility to level with his supporters about the virus. No such luck: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/08/04/how-interview-serial-liar-narcissist-who-is-unfit...
Roughly 4 out of 10 households nationwide have yet to be counted, but the #COVID-delayed US Census is ending all counting efforts by Sept. 30, a month earlier than previously announced. Translation: Severe undercount, distorted congressional apportionment. https://www.npr.org/2020/08/03/898548910/census-cut-short-a-month-rushes-to-finish-all-counting-effo...
If you’re a parent and haven’t read this thread yet, make some time. Clear and nuanced explanation of Covid infection/transmission rates among kids, school reopenings and what the data show (and doesn’t show).
Strong Spinal Tap "This one goes to 11" vibes in this excerpt