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11 Sep, 6 tweets, 3 min read
🧵 THREAD: Trump just released an updated #SCOTUS shortlist filled with anti-choice extremists. Why now? The timing of this release is *very* intentional. It's all part of Trump's tried and true strategy to attack reproductive freedom whenever he's feeling threatened.
Trump released another shortlist in September 2016, right before the Access Hollywood tapes revealed the true depths of his misogyny. While fellow Republicans called on him to drop out, he spread disinformation about abortion on the debate stage.
Fast forward to February 2019, when Trump tried to distract people from his plummeting approval ratings after the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. What did he do? Spread disinformation about abortion later in pregnancy during his #SOTU speech.
This year, in the midst of impeachment, Trump once again used his #SOTU speech to spread disinformation about abortion. And immediately after, he thrilled anti-choice extremists by being the first sitting president to attend and address the March for Life.
Now, as the U.S. grapples with a faltering economy, a looming eviction crisis, and a pandemic that has killed nearly 200,000 Americans, Trump is yet again focused on #SCOTUS and restricting abortion access. Wonder what he's trying to distract from? 😕
Here’s the reality. Trump is dog whistling to anti-choice extremists because he thinks they’ll drag him over the finish line in November. So it’s up to us to make sure that doesn’t happen—because the future of reproductive freedom is at stake.

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