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Mar 18, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Wow. @RepGraceMeng grew visibly angry and teared up in telling Roy he is free to talk about "any other country you want, but you don't have to do it by putting a bull's eye on back of Asian Americans in this country. ...We will not let you take our voice away from us." I wrote on this issue today washingtonpost.com/national-secur…
Jan 20, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
White House calls final travel/photo lid of the Trump presidency at 8:34 pm. Flashback to four years ago tonight...
Jan 9, 2021 9 tweets 2 min read
Four years ago during the transition, WaPo’s WH team had a “hot-seat” rotation in which one reporter was on duty to monitor Trump’s tweets. Back then, I dropped my 3-y/o at a public preschool across town every morning—just as he began tweeting. (1) The first two days, as my phone began buzzing during the commute, I would check his tweets at each red light, grimace, then ignore any emails from the office about who could blog it until a colleague would volunteer to grab it. The third day, I knew I couldn’t keep that up. (2)
Jan 6, 2021 10 tweets 2 min read
Trump speaking to supporters in Washington: "We will never give up. We will never concede." Trump going after GOP members who won't endorse effort to block certification of Biden's victory: "The weak Republicans. They're pathetic Republicans. ... And you've got a lot of them." Says he'll name names and threatens to "primary them."
Nov 16, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
NSA O'Brien just said Trump is a "voracious consumer of intelligence and the information we provide him. ... I think he's got a very innate sense of geography." Trump told India's PM Modi that "it's not like you have China on your border," per @PhilipRucker @CarolLeonnig O'Brien made his remarks to @SCClemons on @defenseone's Global Security Forum. Here's the report from 'A Very Stable Genius' about Trump's sense of geography washingtonpost.com/politics/new-b…
Oct 21, 2020 7 tweets 2 min read
Obama cites NYT report about Trump's bank account in China: "Can imagine if I had a secret Chinese bank account when I was running for reelection? You think Fox News might have been a little concerned about that? They would have called me, 'Beijing Barry.'" All the audible car honking at Obama's drive-in rally in Philly adds quite a unique atmosphere...
Oct 5, 2020 6 tweets 1 min read
Dr. Conley says Trump has met or exceeded all of Walter Reed's patient discharge criteria. Trump is not fully "out of the woods yet," he adds, but "the team and I...support the president's safe return home." Trump has had three doses of Remdesivir and will have one more today before leaving Walter Reed, then another final dose tomorrow, per doctor.
Oct 3, 2020 6 tweets 1 min read
Large team of doctors at Walter Reed emerge to brief press on Trump's condition. Dr. Conley says: "This morning, the president is doing very well." Image Conley on Trump: "The team and I are extremely happy with the progress the president has made." Says his cough and fatigue are improving.
Sep 16, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
Trump directly undercuts CDC director Redfield on vaccine distribution timetable: "I think he made a mistake when he said that. I think it's incorrect information." washingtonpost.com/health/cdc-dir… More Trump: "I saw the statement. I called him and said, What do you mean by that.' I think he made a mistake. I think he misunderstood the question, probably."
Sep 16, 2020 10 tweets 2 min read
Woman at ABC town hall asks Trump why he doesn’t wear a mask often. Trump: “A lot of people don’t want to wear masks and people don’t think masks are good.” Stephanapolous asks who. Trump cites wait staff at restaurants. “It’s going to disappear, George,” Trump says of coronavirus. Then adds: “I’m pushing for Big Ten” — alluding to his push for college football conferences to restart games.
Sep 14, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
Scene from Trump’s indoor rally in Henderson, NV, ahead of Potus arrival. Trump supporters with campaign signs including ones calling the rally a “peaceful protest,” as Potus called it during a Bedminster news conference last month. Image
Sep 7, 2020 7 tweets 2 min read
Trump says China is buying more US agricultural good but then floats a sharper financial break between the two economies: “You think about the word decoupling — it’s an interesting word. ... You start thinking about it.” Trump says rank and file military service members like him but top Pentagon brass probably don’t because they want to fight wars and keep military industrial complex happy.
Sep 6, 2020 11 tweets 5 min read
I was looking through boxes on my attic and found one filled with old newspapers my dad had collected including an @starsandstripes from 1973 marking the end of the Vietnam War. Image My dad was in basic training in Arizona in 1963 so I have the Arizona Daily Star on the day Kennedy was killed. The paper ran an “editorial” — on the front page, above the fold — speculating there were three shooters. ImageImage
Sep 4, 2020 15 tweets 3 min read
Biden opens remarks in Wilmington: "If what was written in the Atlantic is true, it’s disgusting. It confirms what most of us believe to be true: Donald Trump is not fit for the job to be commander in chief." Biden mentions son Beau's military service: "He wasn't a 'sucker.' .. The service men and women he served with, particularly those who did not come home, were not 'losers.'" Of Trump, Biden adds: "Who the heck does he think he is?"
Aug 31, 2020 8 tweets 2 min read
Biden in Pittsburgh: "Rioting is not protesting. Looting is not protesting. Setting fires is not protesting... It's lawlessness, plain and simple. Those who do it should be prosecuted. Violence will not bring change; it will only bring destruction. ... It must end." More Biden: "Fires are burning and we have a presiddnt who fans the flames, rather than fighting the flames. But we must not burn. This president long ago forfeited any moral leadership in this country. He cannot stop the violence because for years he's fomented it."
Aug 31, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
Japan PM Shinzo Abe, who has announced his resignation over health concerns, gets an effusive farewell message in phone call with Trump, per WH readout. “The greatest prime minister in Japan’s history.” cc: @observingjapan Image A few highlights of their relationship: 2017: “But as Abe has lavished attention on Trump, their relationship has retained a subtext in which the U.S. president insists on asserting his dominance in a passive-aggressive manner.” washingtonpost.com/politics/japan…
Aug 29, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
Trump at Lake Charles firehouse round table on Hurricane Laura damage: “Katrina seems to be the standard. You come from Louisiana or Fifth Avenue, New York, you know about Katrina.” Image Trump stopped to briefly thank, and pose with, National Guard troops. Image
Aug 29, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
Potus motorcade winds toward Joint Base Andrews on a rainy day ahead of Trump’s trip to Texas and Louisiana to inspect damage from Hurricane Laura. Image Motorcade arriving on tarmac where Air Force One awaits.
Aug 25, 2020 9 tweets 3 min read
Trump doing event with coronavirus essential workers from East Room of WH during RNC. Trump: “These are the people who helped us with the covid. We can call it many different things, from ‘China virus’. I don’t want to go through all the names cuz some people may get insulted, that’s the way it is.”
Aug 24, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
Trump at RNC in Charlotte: "You have a governor who's in a total shut-down mood. I guarantee you on Nov. 4 it'll all open up... These Democrat governors love shutdowns until the election is over because they want to make our numbers look as bad as possible for the economy.' Trump to GOP delegates in Charlotte: "Until just a few minutes, nobody knew I was coming." Here's a CNN story from yesterday saying Trump and Pence were attending cnn.com/2020/08/22/pol…
Aug 21, 2020 8 tweets 1 min read
Biden takes a moment to honor Obama: "Thank you, Mr. President. You were a great president." Biden speaks blunt truth to Trump and the nation on pandemic: “No miracle is coming.”