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At his golf club, Trump nonsensically accuses Democrats of election 'cheating'

At his golf club, Trump nonsensically accuses Democrats of election 'cheating'

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/07/politics/donald-trump-press-briefing-democrats-cheating-election-fact-check/index.html

"The Democrats are cheating on the election. Because that's exactly what they're doing. If you look at what they're doing even with these negotiations. That's an influence, and an unfair influence, on an election," he said.

Facts First: This is nonsense. Participating in a legislative negotiation is simply not cheating in an election; Trump did not even attempt to explain his allegation.

In addition, it is not as if Democrats are conspiring to harm the Trump-era economy before Election Day: The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives has already passed its own relief bill, and Senate Democrats are proposing to spend more money than the White House and Senate Republicans are proposing to spend.

Wasnt trump going to unveil a new health plan this week?

The Washington Media Is Starting to Treat Trump Like a Clown

The Washington Media Is Starting to Treat Trump Like a Clown

The most jarring thing about Donald Trump is that he is president. Nearly every press conference, public event, and interview is awash with contradictions. On the one hand, there is the man in the office: grotesque, incoherent, malicious, dumb. On the other, there are the rituals and aesthetic trappings that have grown around the office of the presidency itself, which all communicate its awesome power and solemnity. A lot of media coverage gets lost in these contradictions, as if reporters and camera operators can’t quite believe what they’re seeing: How do you capture—let alone hold to account—someone so ridiculous?

One of the many virtues of Axios’s Jonathan Swan’s interview with Trump is that it does away with much of that unearned solemnity. The interview in which Trump claims, among very many other things, that John Lewis will be remembered for skipping his inauguration and that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has failed is not shot like a typical interview with a sitting president. Instead, it has the look of a sitcom. As many have pointed out, the rhythms of its edits, which cut between Trump’s relentless maundering and bullshitting, Swan’s increasingly incredulous reactions, and long, awkward shots of the two of them, most closely resembles HBO’s Veep.

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Swan is understandably baffled when Trump starts handing him printouts, but it’s worth examining what he’s trying to do. The line of questioning is meant to get Trump to acknowledge one simple point: that the United States is in the midst of a horrible pandemic that has killed more than 150,000 people and that all this has occurred under Trump’s watch as president of the United States.

With a different president, this would likely result in a response typically deemed as “presidential”: a homily about the gravity of the situation we are enduring collectively. “The unspoken question hovering over much of this was Swan pleading with Trump to share in our collective horror about the consequences that have unfolded since, and to take some measure of responsibility for those consequences,” wrote The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent about the interview. “This taking of responsibility would itself speak to the gravity of what the country is enduring, and show basic respect for the sick, the dead and the bereaved.”

Trump, of course, does not do that kind of thing. Instead, he engages in an endless series of evasions and lies, claiming that, actually, the United States is doing better than other countries when it comes to addressing the pandemic. The video is shot and edited in such a way that underscores just how removed Trump is from reality: He is less a president than someone playing a president—and not doing a very good job, at that.

The printouts ultimately damage Trump more than he himself could. They’re a prop for the camera, but they also suggest that the administration is more interested in coddling the president and creating a comforting pseudo-reality than stopping a deadly pandemic.


https://newrepublic.com/article/158784/washington-media-starting-treat-trump-like-clown
Posted by Demovictory9 | Fri Aug 7, 2020, 09:08 PM (1 replies)

Listen to audio..is Falwell drunk?

https://twitter.com/BettyBowers/status/1291091643647561736?s=09

Tweet of the hour

https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow/status/1290787291695218690?s=09
Posted by Demovictory9 | Thu Aug 6, 2020, 05:28 PM (8 replies)

Watch posing tourist snap toes off 19th-century statue

https://www.cnn.com/videos/arts/2020/08/04/tourist-breaks-statue-italy-orig-mrg.cnn

Watch posing tourist snap toes off 19th-century statue
Surveillance footage from a museum in Italy shows a tourist sitting on a 200-year old statue and breaking three of its toes off.
Posted by Demovictory9 | Thu Aug 6, 2020, 03:37 PM (4 replies)

Theme parks begin making decision not to reopen in 2020. Halloween haunts cancelled

https://www.ocregister.com/first-california-theme-park-cancels-2020-season-due-to-pandemic
Posted by Demovictory9 | Thu Aug 6, 2020, 08:03 AM (1 replies)

"Biden winning is not a given. Focus on winning the presidency first."

https://twitter.com/markliu997/status/1291254613107146752
Posted by Demovictory9 | Thu Aug 6, 2020, 02:23 AM (1 replies)

Ivanka feels it's her role is to spew words of encouragement and advise to us.

Aug 2
Replying to
@ProjectLincoln
This is Ivanka. I doubt seriously she will ever accept her role in this tragic presidency. She will never get the blood of those who died & are dying off of her hands. In retrospect, a good daughter would advocate to have her father committed, instead her & Jared leaches off him


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@malinablue
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Aug 2
Replying to
@ProjectLincoln
She is chillingly fake. Everything about her is staged - her modulated low voice, her facial movements, her "causal" photos w/ her kids where everyone is dressed to the nines & expertly lighted & kids are posed in fake play.

Poor kids. I expect this is how you raise sociopaths.

https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1289939550731505664

Virginia mayor who said Joe Biden picked Aunt Jemima as VP faces calls to resign

https://news.yahoo.com/virginia-mayor-said-joe-biden-142303883.html

Virginia mayor who said Joe Biden picked Aunt Jemima as VP faces calls to resign
Simone Jasper
August 5, 2020, 7:23 AM
A mayor in Virginia who said presidential hopeful Joe Biden will pick “Aunt Jemima” as his running mate is facing calls to resign.

Barry Presgraves, mayor of the town of Luray, drew backlash after a post on his Facebook page read: “Joe Biden has just announced Aunt Jemima as his VP pick,” WTOP and other news outlets reported this week.

In June, the makers of Aunt Jemima said the line of syrups and pancake mixes was “based on a racial stereotype” and announced it would be revamped. The brand “features a Black woman named Aunt Jemima, who was originally dressed as a minstrel character,” NBC News reported at the time.

After screenshots of his Facebook post from Sunday were shared online, Presgraves told the Page Valley News “people have gone overboard” and said he won’t step down as mayor.

“This was about a prominent woman who made pancake batter and the company was forced to take it off, which was wrong,” Presgraves said, according to the news outlet. “This was no more racist than the names I’ve been called. I don’t have a racist bone in my body.”


But several people said they saw his Facebook post in a different light.

“I am writing to strongly urge you to resign over a racist comment you made on Facebook,” Leah Pence, a Luray council member who is running again in 2020, wrote on social media. “The comment you posted has a type of humor that not been appropriate or funny in my lifetime or yours.”

Audre King, owner of the West Luray Recreation Center, said he spoke to community members and thinks it’s best for the mayor to leave his position, the Daily News-Record reported.
Posted by Demovictory9 | Wed Aug 5, 2020, 07:46 PM (8 replies)
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