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26 Jul
THREAD: 1/22
#MAGA

As America Tops 4 Million COVID Cases, the Cult of Donald Trump Has Become a Death Cult

America has now passed the milestone ofย 4 million COVID cases & weโ€™re still arguing with doctors & epidemiologists about masks & school closures. I expected some of this,
2/22 because I literallyย wrote the bookย over 3 years ago on why so many Americans think theyโ€™re smarter than experts. What I did not expect is that this resolute and childish opposition to expertise would be hijacked by the president of the United States andย an entire American
3/22 political party, and then turned into a suicide cult.

It did not take a lot of foresight to know, even before the coronavirus arrived, that the United States was leaving itself vulnerable to a crisis that would require the public to trust experts. We long ago became a
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7 Jul
THREAD 1/29

Donald Trump seems to think he deserves to be enshrined on Mount Rushmore because, as he's said,ย โ€œIโ€™m the greatest, most successfulโ€ย president ever.

Trumpโ€™s Fourth of July festivities were a choreographed celebration of him, not America.

To make matters worse, the
2/29 lack of mask wearing & social distancing put supporters & employees at high risk for COVID19. And there was the risk of a wildfire from the fireworks as well. But nothing could keep Trump away from his faux coronation.

Trumpโ€™s phone calls to Russian President Vladimir Putin
3/29 & Turkish President Recep Erdogan have come to light in recent days.ย  According toย Carl Bernstein,ย Trump is heard pandering & bragging to these murderous, authoritarian thugs that he is โ€œrichโ€ & โ€œa genius.โ€ย  I guess thatโ€™s what Trump believes is the โ€œArt of the Deal.โ€
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15 Mar
๏ฟผย ๏ฟผย ย 

To our @Grubhub community,

I wanted to personally connect with you about the actions weโ€™re taking to help you, our restaurant partners, and our drivers, to ensure the health and safety of everyone while supporting our entire community.

With dine-in down as much as 75%,
local restaurants need our support more than ever. As their partner, it isย Grubhubโ€™s responsibility to step upย during this difficult time. So, we areย deferring commission feesย for impacted independent restaurants.

Delaying our revenue will increase the restaurant's cash flow,
allowing them to pay their employees and weather this difficult situation. We are alsoย matching all promotionsย run by independent restaurants with our Smart Promotions feature, to help make their investments in growth twice as effective.

To provide additional financial relief
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23 Oct 19
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Best Description of @realDonaldTrump Iโ€™ve Read

Someone on Quora asked โ€œWhy do some British people not like Donald Trump?โ€ Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England wrote the following response:

A few things spring to mind.

Trump lacks certain qualities
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which the British traditionally esteem.

For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace โ€“ all qualities, funnily enough, with
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which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed.

So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trumpโ€™s limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief.

Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly
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4 Aug 19
The following is a list of things Republicans have blamed for #GunViolence. Yes, really.

The problem isn't mental health.
The problem isn't video games.
The problem isn't Ritalin.
The problem isn't unarmed teachers.
The problem isn't too many entrances at schools.
The problem isn't sin.
The problem isn't Godlessness.
The problem isn't gun-free zones.
The problem isn't violence in the media.
The problem isn't violent movies.
The problem isn't Democrats.
The problem isn't junk food.
The problem isn't drugs.
The problem isn't unhealthy diets.
The problem isn't progressive culture.
The problem isn't bullying.
The problem isn't sexual frustration.
The problem isn't bad parenting.
The problem isn't identity confusion.
The problem isn't trench coats.
The problem isn't backpacks.

If you were to cure schizophrenia,
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5 Nov 18
THREAD 1/38

CAN THE REPUBLIC STRIKE BACK?
Byย Andrew Sullivan

Whatever else it will be, Tuesday will be a relief. We will finally find out where we are in the surreal dystopia of the last two years. We will see, in a tangible way, what America now is.

These years have been
2/38 overwhelmed and saturated by a single figure with no political experience, who won almost 3 million fewer votes than his opponent, has had consistently lower approval numbers than any of his recent predecessors, and speaks and acts in ways no previous president ever has.
3/38 He has cast a staggering spell over a hefty segment of the population, and he has earned the intense loathing of the rest. And for these very reasons, it has been tortuously hard to see what is in front of our noses.

Is this the new normal? Or has this been a
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