President Trump did not participate in the side meeting on "Pandemic Preparedness and Response."

Who did? Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel and Moon Jae-in, among others.

It was at 7:00 p.m. AST, which was 11:00 a.m. ET. He was at Trump National Golf Club.

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"They" didn't say (read: report) President Trump skipped the virtual #G20RiyadhSummit.

Journalists pointed out, accurately, that the president didn't participate in an important side meeting on the #COVID19 pandemic. Instead, he was at one of his private golf courses.
Here is a handful of headlines, from @CNBC, @CNN, @guardian, and @Slate:
On @FoxNews's website, which ran a @nypost piece, the glass is half full:

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29 Oct
In an email to State Department officials, @SecPompeo's son refers to his father's tenure as "a family endeavor."

Susan Pompeo "gives instructions to State Department officials from her personal email address," to make reservations and fix the dryer.

nbcnews.to/31TtyWG
In that email, a copy of which @JoshNBCNews obtained, @npompeo, the secretary's son, "also had an ask: Could he or the software company for which he was a sales executive be involved in a coming 'data hackathon' event the State Department was planning?"
Many of Susan Pompeo's emails are heavily redacted.

Including this one, with the subject line "5 Day Guest Schedule."
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28 Oct
Today, I am going to #vote early.

My polling place doesn't open until noon today, but the line already extends down the block.

I'm in it.
And yes, as a non-native New Yorker, I believe you wait in a line, not on it.
Eavesdropping from a remove of six feet, I think it is remarkable how many of my fellow would-be voters have been here before.

Several of them said they came here on a previous day, and waited 90 minutes or more before they decided to call it quits.
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21 Sep
"Whatever your views, the Supreme Court is at a very rare crossroads," @CassSunstein writes for the @BostonGlobe. "It's important to be clear about what's at stake."

bit.ly/35UnhwO

So, what's at stake?
1.
"Environmental regulations, above all involving climate change, would probably be struck down."

2.
"Roe v. Wade, giving women a right to choose abortion, would probably be overruled."

3.
"The Affordable Care Act would probably be struck down in its entirety."
4.
"Affirmative action programs would probably be forbidden."

5.
"The modern regulatory state would be in serious jeopardy."
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22 Aug
Bunny Mellon, who designed the White House Rose Garden for President Kennedy, on the crabapple trees First Lady Melania Trump removed:

"The force of the summer sun that bakes the city of Washington would be broken by the height and width of these trees."

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"It was truly President Kennedy's garden," Bunny Mellon wrote. "His concern for the growth and wellbeing of this garden was never ending."
According to @KateBennett_DC the trees will be replanted, eventually, on the White House grounds:
Read 4 tweets
23 Jul
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, I just interviewed a man named Glenn Patton, who needed help applying for unemployment.

He has been out of work since March, when he lost his job at a rental car franchise.

He has had trouble figuring out how to apply for benefits online.
"The last few months have been terrible," he told me. "You know, I'm about three months behind on rent... A couple of months on my car... Food has been hard to get. I'm trying to apply for SNAP, but you know how that goes. It's been pretty bad."
I asked Patton what he wants to say to lawmakers. (Unless they act, pandemic unemployment assistance will expire.)
Read 4 tweets
19 Jul
A strange thing about anchoring on a cable news channel is you can talk with, and feel as though you are getting to know, someone over and over again before you meet him in person.
When I anchored on @MSNBC, Christopher Dickey and I chatted many times over the transom, perhaps most memorably during the Trump/Putin summit in Helsinki.

But often it was more prosaic. "What's the news?"

I was in a cold studio. He was in the 8th arrondissement.
I knew of his reporting, his work, and the significance of his surname.

I spent my childhood in the Carolinas, and I too was the son of an English professor.

Chris was a legend in his own right, and it was always a treat to talk to him.
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