By not condemning the mass shooting video shown to his supporters at his own resort, Trump is further endangering the lives of Americans… #TrumpVideo
In fact, given Trump’s track record, it’s easy to picture him retweeting the video himself. As @Sulliview writes, “in many, many ways, he has unleashed a vile hatred of journalists that is playing out before our eyes. And it couldn’t be more dangerous.”…
Also notable: According to the Washington Post, the creator of a website associated with the #TrumpVideo “scored an Oval Office meeting in July with Trump, who reportedly welcomed him as a ‘genius.’”…
Thoughtful from @cwarzel, yet breezes by two key points about the #TrumpVideo:

1) Trump's de facto imprimatur on this stuff (in this case its showing at an event on his property) boosts the danger profoundly

2) #StochasticTerrorism (see first in thread)…

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10 Jun
This is the second big conspiracy case to be unsealed in the sprawling FBI investigation of January 6. All signs suggest there will be more to come. This one is notable for alleged coordination between a pro-Trump political group and members of a militia group, Three Percenters
For all the Republican leaders who insist January 6 was “not an insurrection,” also notable from today’s unsealed indictment: One of the charged co-conspirators disagrees with you. “Insurrection!” he declared triumphantly in a text message, according to prosecutors
3/ And remember when Trump was impeached for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection? More stark evidence of that today as well, per that same defendant: "We will be part of the large effort for the ‘Wild Rally’ that Trump has asked us all to be part of."…
Read 5 tweets
19 Mar
“Sex addiction” may be the Atlanta mass shooter’s preferred narrative, but the real story on that count is toxic masculinity. Motive in mass shootings is often complex. But given the victims he targeted, his attack was inherently both racist AND misogynist…
Evangelical doctrine, sex addition, "purity culture"—it's baffling that coverage of the Atlanta mass shooter keeps focusing so heavily on all this. (And as if the guy had no agency!) The much bigger story: He targeted Asian women. He bought a gun same day.…
To be clear, these aspects of the killer's background are worthy of reporting. But their media emphasis in the initial aftermath feels way off to me—especially after the awful comments from the Georgia sheriff, establishing a narrative about "sexual issues" and "he had a bad day"
Read 4 tweets
17 Mar
you might even say that Trumpism is terrorism…
In fact, veteran national security experts do say this. The January 6 assault on Congress was part of an ongoing story, not an ending. With GOP acolytes continuing to push Trump's Big Lie, there will be more of this. Not if, but when. #StochasticTerrorism…
“The FBI and DHS have warned that the Jan. 6 riot could have lasting consequences. Some domestic violent extremists “have been emboldened in the aftermath of the breach of the US Capitol,” Jill Sanborn, head of counterterrorism at the FBI, told Congress”…
Read 5 tweets
10 Feb
IMPEACHMENT THREAD: At least 13 people charged with crimes in the insurrection say that Trump incited them to act—and at least three of them were caught on video participating in violent confrontations at the Capitol…
This man can be seen in Capitol footage striking a police officer in the head with a fire extinguisher. According to a FBI informant, the man “had followed the president’s instructions and gone to the Capitol”…
This man draped in a ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ flag was recorded in a mob trying to smash through the speaker’s lobby doors, just before one rioter was fatally shot by police. Traveling from Texas at Trump’s behest was “the least we can do,” he said afterward…
Read 5 tweets
9 Feb
It's fitting that Trump is down to the most incoherent, embarrassing, bottom-of-the-barrel legal defense imaginable. If anyone can make sense of this guy's word salad please enlighten me?
my god, Castor is being mugged by his own metaphors 🤡
cat videos used to break the internet but now it's gonna be this guy
Read 4 tweets
8 Feb
Trump’s impeachment trial will expose a lot of ugly evidence about his campaign of incitement that led to the siege of the Capitol. It went far beyond his speech on January 6—he also talked up a "fight to the death" and repeatedly promoted a deranged video…
Top national security experts came to see Trump, literally, as a terrorist leader.

Kori Schake called him "an arsonist of radicalization."

As @juliettekayyem put it, "He tells them where to go. He tells them what to do. He tells them why they’re angry."…
A particularly haunting bit about Trump from January 6:

"As his supporters marauded through the Capitol and lawmakers hid, Trump watched the chaos on TV from inside the White House. He was entertained and buoyed by it, according to multiple news reports."…
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