While in Michigan, one week after radical right terrorists were arrested for plotting to kidnap and do an extrajudicial execution of Governor Whitmer, President Trump attacks Whitmer and then echos a “lock her up” chant.
This is vile, disgusting, authoritarian depravity.
This horrifying piece confirms my theory that Trump attacked mail in voting to get his base to vote in person so he could declare victory the night of the election & claim the delayed, mostly Dem tallies are fraudulent. But it may have backfired and Dems are now voting in person.
The early in person voting lines is why I think Trump’s mail-in voting lies and attacks on the USPS backfired.
How does Daniel Cameron, who hasn’t gotten justice for Breonna Taylor, appeal to black people?
How are false smears of socialism effective?
How is Melania‘s speech a home run if it was hypocritical?
For the most part, journalists have learned lessons from 2016. But every now and then, they dip back into their reflexive bag of false objectivity & attempt to treat this like it’s not an aspiring authoritarian regime.
This kind of nonsense is exactly why we founded @RanttMedia.
Trump just said that Democrats are not approving the proper funding the USPS while it’s him who is singlehandedly blocking USPS funding that Democrats are trying to pass.
Democrats want to give $25 billion to the USPS and an extra $3.6 billion specifically for the election.
This is just shameless blatant lying.
Today, Trump is claiming that Dems are blocking USPS funding when two days ago he literally just said that Democrats want to give the USPS $25 billion but he’s blocking it because of mail-in voting.
Roll the tape.
Since Trump is now falsely blaming Democrats for blocking USPS funding it’s clear that he is very aware of how corrupt attacks on the USPS look and the damage it's doing to people's lives and I believe vulnerable GOP Senators got to McConnell and McConnell likely got to Trump.
I was worried the protests would lead to surges in cases, but after looking at the case counts in cities with the most protests there just hasn’t been a correlation between protests and surges in cases. There are, however, correlations between premature reopenings and surges.
So before you reply to this thread or DM me saying I’m ignorant, I suggest you do what Jim Jordan obviously hasn’t done and read what experts have said on this or google the case trends in the cities with the most protests and you will see no direct correlation with the protests.
The fact I’m being called a coon for calling out Nick Cannon’s bigotry is truly wild. Unbelievable really. Especially after spending half a decade amplifying BLM and opposing Trump. If you’re defending Nick Cannon hit the unfollow button. I don’t want you behind me.
Just recently, Trump botched his COVID-19 response, unleashed military on peaceful protestors, & went full-blown white supremacist against BLM.
If you still think Biden is the “lesser of two evils” or there is any equivalence between them you have not been paying any attention.
If you want to push Biden to take certain positions, that's fine. Keep pushing. But claiming they "both suck" is either a bad faith voter suppression effort or coming from a place of genuine ignorance.
I’m not trying to be condescending, that’s just the objective reality.
One of these men is a straight-up unhinged authoritarian racist who has proven that all he cares about is himself.
He has literally said that he wants to slow testing so numbers look better for him.
Biden is a good man. Recognize an ally when you see one and oppose the fascist.
I think these important precautions and huge policy measures we're pursuing to combat coronavirus for the greater collective good is preparing the country, and world, for the big thinking and resilience amid massive changes that we'll need when we move to combat climate change.
We’re proving we can move fast and big against a commonly agreed upon existential threat
But notice how coronavirus didn't get it's due in the US until the markets started dropping?
Hopefully, this changes perspectives around climate - that proactivity is better than reactivity
Dem nominee will need to say this:
"Trump calls climate change a hoax, just like he called COVID-19 fears. The changes we endured combating COVID-19 is just a fraction of what we'll have to do later if we don’t get proactive now. We’ll suffer the consequences of our inaction."
Yovanovitch literally got the call that she was being recalled from her ambassadorship in Ukraine due to concerns for her safety while she was at an event honoring an anti-corruption activist who was killed.
Now we know she was being tracked by Parnas and his goons.
Most Trump accounts in my replies are flagged as bot-like on bot detectors.
Trump’s online support is inflated, he lost the popular vote, he’s the only POTUS who never cracked 50% Gallup approval, and 60%+ disapprove.
Media has never treated his base like the minority they are.
In their endless pursuits of “balance,” far too many mainstream orgs have treated Trump’s support as if it is equal to his opposition or go as far as to treat it as if it is in fact more representative of “real” America.
This creates a falsely equivalent depiction of reality.
The truth is, over 60% of Americans dislike Trump.
Accurate coverage of the current state of affairs would be to interview Americans about how they feel about the country’s slide into authoritarianism.
Instead, they interview Trump supporters about how much they love him.