Aaron Rupar (@atrupar)

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2011-04-26 15:22:47

Doublethink. US style 2020

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Gold medal in the Self-Own Olympics

Gold medal in the Self-Own Olympics

The United States, which makes up roughly 4.25% of the globe's population, accounts for ~28% of the global #Covid19 deaths. Sobering reality as the U.S. death count nears 100,000.

The United States, which makes up roughly 4.25% of the globe's population, accounts for ~28% of the global  #Covid19 deaths. Sobering reality as the U.S. death count nears 100,000.

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Mike Pence in late April: "I think honestly, if you look at the trends today, that I think by Memorial Day weekend we will have this coronavirus epidemic behind us." https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/revisiting-mike-pence-s-unfortunate-memorial-day-prediction...

There is video of Trump saying on February 27, as he fretted about the stock market while coronavirus was silently spreading across the country because we had insufficient testing, that "it's going to disappear. One day it's like a miracle, it will disappear."

“100,000 people died, Joe, and all you did was try to help your friend the President. That's what you did. Every single morning on this show...You used and abused your position.”

“100,000 people died, Joe, and all you did was try to help your friend the President. That's what you did. Every single morning on this show...You used and abused your position.”

A leading theory of why major outlets didn’t go big with Reade’s allegations as soon as they were made, and held them at arms-length later, was political bias. I wonder if instead their reporting caught some hint of this and it influenced their thinking. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/26/california-tara-reade-investigation-283592

You deserved your breath, your dignity, your life. Not to die in the street, murdered by a white cop’s knee on your neck. You deserve our tears, our prayers, our rage, our action. We must act - for you - and for all of those were no cameras are present. We must. #GeorgeFloyd

You deserved your breath, your dignity, your life. Not to die in the street, murdered by a white cop’s knee on your neck. You deserve our tears, our prayers, our rage, our action. We must act - for you - and for all of those were no cameras are present. We must.  #GeorgeFloyd

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The obvious fact that political pundits aren't stating clearly: The highly inconsistent messages sent by the White House about mask usage and social distancing is causing lot of social strife all over the country.

.@jeffmason1: POTUS retweeted a criticism of Joe Biden wearing a mask. Why would he do that?

McENANY: It's a bit peculiar that he doesn't wear a mask in his basement, but he wears one outdoors

MASON: Isn't that the guidance though? 

McENANY: It's recommended but not required

@Jeff Mason: POTUS retweeted a criticism of Joe Biden wearing a mask. Why would he do that? McENANY: It's a bit peculiar that he doesn't wear a mask in his basement, but he wears one outdoors MASON: Isn't that the guidance though? McENANY: It's recommended but not required

"Today the president seemed confused about where you're supposed to wear a mask" —  @Ben Tracy in  @CBS Evening News (Trump claims he wasn't criticizing Biden for wearing a mask)

Trump on why he seemingly criticized Biden for wearing a mask: "He was standing outside with his wife, perfect conditions, perfect weather -- when they're inside they don't wear masks. And so I thought it was very unusual he had one on."

Trump on why he seemingly criticized Biden for wearing a mask: "He was standing outside with his wife, perfect conditions, perfect weather -- when they're inside they don't wear masks. And so I thought it was very unusual he had one on."

Trump thinks you’re supposed to wear masks inside while hanging out with your spouse. I repeat: Trump thinks you wear a mask in your house. He has no clue how this works.

Trump on why he seemingly criticized Biden for wearing a mask: "He was standing outside with his wife, perfect conditions, perfect weather -- when they're inside they don't wear masks. And so I thought it was very unusual he had one on."

Trump on why he seemingly criticized Biden for wearing a mask: "He was standing outside with his wife, perfect conditions, perfect weather -- when they're inside they don't wear masks. And so I thought it was very unusual he had one on."

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This was low key one of Trump’s more batshit showings. He’s barely even pretending to care about anything beyond his petty grievances and self-interest at this point.

Trump muses about using insulin just for fun

Trump muses about using insulin just for fun

The president responds to being called out for lying but threatening to curtail speech rights

As masks are intended to prevent transmission of the virus, you would think the president might appreciate reporters wearing them

"You want to be politically correct" -- Trump asks @jeffmason1 to take his mask off then disses him when he refuses to do so

"You want to be politically correct" -- Trump asks  @Jeff Mason to take his mask off then disses him when he refuses to do so

Here's the link to the CDC guidelines on this: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html

"You want to be politically correct" -- Trump asks @jeffmason1 to take his mask off then disses him when he refuses to do so

"You want to be politically correct" -- Trump asks  @Jeff Mason to take his mask off then disses him when he refuses to do so

Honestly, this is worse than the insulin thing.

"You want to be politically correct" -- Trump asks @jeffmason1 to take his mask off then disses him when he refuses to do so

"You want to be politically correct" -- Trump asks  @Jeff Mason to take his mask off then disses him when he refuses to do so

“Human capital stock”: White House adviser Kevin Hassett uses dehumanizing term for US workers https://www.vox.com/2020/5/26/21270863/kevin-hassett-human-capital-stock-coronavirus

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