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Columnist, The Intercept. Host, Deconstructed podcast. Presenter, Al Jazeera English TV shows (UpFront & Head to Head). A Brit now based in DC.
Florida is announcing over 15k new coronavirus cases a day, and the president is spending his Sunday morning tweeting about golf and...statues:
Trump is now claiming he gets work done *on the golf course*. Comedic gold. You can’t make this shit up.
MAY 20: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ( @Ron DeSantis) brags coronavirus outbreak “hasn’t happened.” JULY 12: Florida reports 15,299 coronavirus cases, the largest single-day increase of any state ever, even beating California (11,694 in July) and New York (11,571 from April 15).
So, which reporter will ask Pence about this? Hold his feet to the fire? All I see on Twitter are damning incorrect quotes from Trump, Pence, Kushner, and co but very rarely do I see them getting challenged to deal with those quotes.
"Trump aides are working to balance his need for adoring crowds against the plague conditions he did so much to unleash. The imperatives of satiating his megalomania are bumping up against the consequences of his depravity and incompetence." My latest: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/10/trump-comes-face-face-with-one-his-greatest-fears/
Here, Blackman claims he didn't know he was sharing a platform with Hopkins & Vance despite being on the agenda But - He chose not to say anything even when he apparently did find out - Even now he chose not to apologise Given his history, this is all the more unacceptable
NEW: Tory MP Bob Blackman was exposed sharing a platform with Katie Hopkins & David Vance ICYMI he has a long history linked to Islamophobia inc RTing Tommy Robinson @Conservatives #StayAlert claim a "zero tolerance" policy: we know what that really means (thread) https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-bob-blackman-katie-hopkins-muslim-counc...
life comes at you fast
This ER doc is documenting all the NOT OLD people who've died from COVID19 in an effort to get people to take the virus more serious. One of the more recent threads is about a child who brought the virus home to both parents and both are now dead. PLEASE RT
Mohamed Amghar was a 40-year-old software salesman in the final stages of interviewing for a new job in November 1996 when, in his telling, his future boss made a request that left him speechless: "You’ll have to change your name to 'Antoine'.” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/11/world/europe/france-racial-discrimination-workplace.html
Trumps campaign appears to believe he has won the election by putting on a mask, which raises the question of why they resisted this tactically brilliant political move until after 133k deaths
Roger Stone. Found guilty by a jury on 7 federal criminal counts. No jail time. Kalief Browder. Accused of stealing a backpack. Couldn’t post bail. Spent 3 years at Riker’s awaiting trial. Ultimately committed suicide after released. We have two justice systems in our country.