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#HUGE: Democrat Andy Beshear is the APPARENT WINNER of KY Governor race!

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is one of the worst governors in the country.

Trump, McConnell, and Rand Paul ALL put their weight behind him last night.

And Bevin STILL lost in a state that Trump won by 30%!
#FTR: Just last night, Trump made clear what a potential loss in Kentucky would mean for him and the Republican party.

He'll soon claim the opposite.

DON'T let him forget it...

#PASTBLAST: My FIRST thread on Gov. Matt Bevin, who I've tracked since...

I may have misspelled his name back then, but it quickly became clear that he was ACTIVELY working against the interests of the people of KY in every way imaginable.

Good riddance!
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#PASTBLAST: Last month, Trump INITIATED a phone call w/ Putin to offer help in putting out forest fires in Russia.

"They're having massive fires in their forests...I just offered our assistance because we're very good at putting out forest fires frankly."
#HMM: Wonder why Trump HASN'T offered Brazil any U.S. assistance in fighting the thousands of fires in the Amazon Rainforest?

Is it because he supports President Bolsonaro's anti-climate change/pro-deforestation policies? Or because Bolsonaro isn't Putin?
#FLAG: Knowing that other leaders plan to discuss the #AmazonFires and ways to pressure Brazil at the G7...

Trump reaffirmed his support for the pro-deforestation leader.

He told Bolsonaro we "stand ready to assist"...but exerted no pressure/took no steps to protect the Amazon.
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#REDFLAG: After a setback in the Supreme Court, Trump asks his lawyers if he can DELAY THE CENSUS

The census is constitutionally-mandated to begin in April 2020, under Article I, Section 2.

Trump is asking if he can IGNORE the Constitution b/c he doesn't like a SCOTUS decision.
#RELATED: The Supreme Court ruled against the Trump Administration's proposal to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census...for now.

It would've led to a severe undercount, which would've rigged elections and resources in favor of white Republicans.
#HUGEWIN: The Trump Administration will begin printing the 2020 Census WITHOUT the citizenship question.

After missing their deadline, some feared Trump may actually try to defy the Constitution and the law.

This is an incredible victory for democracy!

nytimes.com/2019/07/02/us/…
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#PASTBLAST: The conflict with Iran is entirely of Trump's own making.

War with Iran has always been the end goal.
#PASTBLAST: I warned over a year ago that pulling out of the #IranNuclearDeal would be the WORST mistake made by the Trump Administration.

I said it would "set off a chain of events that we'll be dealing with FOR DECADES TO COME."

I still stand by it.

#PASTBLAST: John Bolton's solution to preventing Iran from building a nuclear bomb...

...is not a diplomatic agreement, like the Iran Nuclear Deal...

It's to "BOMB IRAN."

In his own words...

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#PASTBLAST: I saw Masha Gessen on TV shortly after the 2016 election. She's a Russian journalist who compared Trump to autocrats like Putin.

Having lived in autocracies most of her life, she wrote about the rules to surviving an autocracy.

HER WARNING HAS STUCK WITH ME... [1/]
While I can't find the interview, she said when you live under an autocrat, he permeates every aspect of culture and life. Obviously, news will cover him.

Soon, he infiltrates entertainment (late night TV, Kanye), Sports (take a knee), to your daily convos & relationships. [2/]
Why? Because that’s what he wants. AND…because if you stop paying attention, if you turn a blind eye, you risk losing everything. You risk the autocrat winning.

To survive an autocrat like Trump, you must resist.

You have to fight every single day. [3/]
nybooks.com/daily/2016/11/…
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