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16 Sep, 3 tweets, 1 min read
First question is from a Trump voter, "conservative, pro-life and diabetic," who has "had to dodge people" who don't care about distancing, and asks why Trump threw "people like me under the bus."

Trump: "We really didn't, Paul." He repeats his lines about China, ventilators.
Trump continues his answer to a Trump voter who asks why Trump threw people like him under the bus: "We're starting to get very good marks" on the handling of the pandemic (?), doing a lot of testing, have great new tests...
Trump repeats his usual false claim that "the cupboards were bare" of ventilators before him. Again, he inherited more than 16,000, as his administration acknowledges. cnn.com/2020/06/24/pol…

He then says he doesn't think their efforts have been "recognized" like they "should."

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Trump is reading a speech at the National Archives Museum criticizing the left's approach to the study of history, complaining of the New York Times' 1619 Project, critical race theory, and "propaganda tracts like those of Howard Zinn."
Trump says it is "a form of child abuse, in the truest sense of those words," to teach children critical race theory.
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Churchill was famously blunt with the British people about how bad things could get.
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I am currently reading the Larson book and I can tell you this is very bad Trump History.
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Trump, on Chicago: "No mother should ever have to cradle her dead child in her arms simply because politicians refused to do what is necessary to secure their neighborhood and to secure their city."
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Here's a thread on some of the many ways Trump falsely described the proposals from the Biden-Sanders unity task forces.

The task forces proposed ending for-profit immigration detention centers.

Trump claim about what they proposed: "Abolish immigration detention." 1/
The task forces proposed banning federal funding to for-profit charter schools.

Trump claim about what they proposed: "Abolish all charter schools." 2/
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Trump claim: They want to "mandate" net-zero emissions...and this "basically means no windows." 3/
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Pence expresses sorrow about the 126,000 deaths and the 2.5 million infections, but also claims "we have made truly remarkable progress in moving our nation forward."
Pence: All 50 states are "opening up safely and responsibly." (Texas and Florida announced today that they are shutting some things down again because the opening was not safe.)
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