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« Reply #2400 on: June 23, 2020, 08:26:32 AM »
It is truly a thing of beauty to watch the attack dogs of the Republicans go after Trump. But beware- in the event Trump is deposed the first Tuesday of November, they will be back to sticking the shiv in Democrats by Wednesday.

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I wonder how many people Trumpovetsky can pay to attend his rallies?  ???   :icon_scratch:

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The Vanderbilts are on the attack!  lol.

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https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/26/trump-cancels-new-jersey-trip-coronavirus-341305

Trump cancels weekend trip to his private New Jersey golf club as coronavirus cases spike

The trip had drawn criticism because of the state’s new restrictions on out-of-state visitors.
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06/26/2020 12:19 PM EDT



President Donald Trump on Friday morning canceled his scheduled weekend trip to his private golf club in Bedminster, N.J.

The trip had drawn criticism after Trump said he would ignore New Jersey guidelines mandating a 14-day quarantine for travelers coming from states with coronavirus spikes. Trump visited Arizona on Tuesday amid a rapid rise in cases there.

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White House spokesman Judd Deere had justified the decision by claiming "the president of the United States is not a civilian." New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said he did not oppose Trump's planned trip to the state.

“The president is deemed to be in the essential workforce category and therefore he is welcome to New Jersey," Murphy said during a Friday news conference. "There was no either private or public signal from us otherwise.”

The president was set to leave the White House for Trump National Golf Club on Friday afternoon. The White House did not immediately provide an explanation for the change in plans.

A senior official in the Murphy administration said the governor's office did not speak with the White House about the quarantine order and had no idea what prompted the president's cancellation. A weather forecast showed that thundershowers are expected to hit the area during the weekend.

New Jersey has recorded 14,872 coronavirus deaths and 170,196 positive tests as of June 25, according to the COVID Tracking Project. The state has suffered the second-most deaths and the third-most positive tests in the United States.

When Trump traveled to his Sterling, Va., golf club in May as the American coronavirus death tally approached six figures, Joe Biden’s campaign pounced on the outing with an attack ad.

“Nearly 100,000 Americans have died. The death roll is rising,” the ad read. “The President is playing golf.”

Trump was forced to cancel a trip to Bedminster in early June amid the protests against police brutality after the death of George Floyd in police custody.
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🤡 Trump retweets, then deletes video of supporter shouting "White Power"
« Reply #2404 on: June 30, 2020, 03:11:04 AM »
Mouth meets Foot.  ::)

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Mouth meets Foot.  ::)

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His base doesn't care, because they agree. Racist teabilly fucksticks all.

Decent article:
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/06/18/florida-senior-citizens-vote-election-2018-218758
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His base doesn't care, because they agree. Racist teabilly fucksticks all.

His "base" shrinks by the day.  They're dying of COVID.  lol.

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A HIGHLY unlikely scenario, but an interesting one to contemplate.  Who would the Repugnants drop in his place?  Pensky?  Catcher's Mitt?  Rush Limbaugh?

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election/trump-2020-us-election-drop-out-fox-news-republican-a9592036.html

Trump in ‘fragile’ mood and may drop out of 2020 race if poll numbers don’t improve, GOP insiders tell Fox News


Recent polls have shown president losing support among older white voters to Joe Biden

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Donald Trump may drop out of the 2020 presidential race if he believes he has no chance of winning, a Republican Party operative reportedly told Fox News.

The claim comes in a report in the president’s favourite news outlet that cites a number of GOP insiders who are concerned about Mr Trump’s re-election prospects amid abysmal polling numbers.

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, currently holds an average lead of nine points over the incumbent, according to a tracker of 2020 polls by RealClearPolitics.
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Crucially, Mr Trump has lost support from older white voters — typically a bedrock of support for the Republican Party and a group that was crucial to his narrow 2016 victory. Mr Trump is also trailing the former vice president in almost all the swing states.

“It’s too early, but if the polls continue to worsen, you can see a scenario where he drops out,” one anonymous GOP operative told Fox News.
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Charles Gasparino, the author of the Fox News report, said in a series of tweets that he had spoken to “major players” in the Republican party for the story. One of them described Mr Trump’s mood as “fragile” as his chances of a second-term looked increasingly dim.

Another of the GOP sources cited in the report said of the likelihood that Mr Trump will drop out: “I’ve heard the talk but I doubt it’s true. My bet is, he drops if he believes there’s no way to win.”

Mr Trump has repeatedly hit out at polling that shows him far behind Mr Biden. Last month, he tweeted that Fox News “should fire their Fake Pollster. Never had a good Fox Poll!”

On Monday, he tweeted: "Sorry to inform the Do Nothing Democrats, but I am getting VERY GOOD internal Polling Numbers. Just like 2016, the @nytimes Polls are Fake! The @FoxNews Polls are a JOKE! Do you think they will apologize to me & their subscribers AGAIN when I WIN? People want LAW, ORDER & SAFETY!"
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    Trump is ratcheting up the racism. Biden should let him

But polls from all polling organisations show Mr Trump consistently behind by similar margins. In particular, they have shown high levels of disapproval over the president’s handling of the coronavirus and mass protests calling for racial justice after the police killing of George Floyd.
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A recent Washington Post-Ipsos poll found that 36 per cent of American adults approve of Trump’s handling of the protests, while 62 percent disapprove. A New York Times poll returned similar numbers.

The same New York Times-Siena College poll found 58 per cent of Americans disapprove of his handling of the coronavirus outbreak, while only 38 percent approve — the worst ratings since the crisis began.

The Trump campaign called reports that the president would consider dropping out “the granddaddy of fake news”.
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Re: 🤡 Trumpty-Dumpty POTUS Thread
« Reply #2408 on: June 30, 2020, 07:32:42 AM »
Good news takes a little getting used to, kinda like in the Paul Simon song, When Something Goes Right, only without the romance part.
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Re: 🤡 Trumpty-Dumpty POTUS Thread
« Reply #2410 on: June 30, 2020, 07:43:15 PM »
A rating system for intelligence

High
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or low confidence.

How confident is this intelligence?

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They found the receipts.

Suspicions of Russian Bounties Were Bolstered by Data on Financial Transfers
Analysts have used other evidence to conclude that the transfers were most likely part of an effort to offer payments to Taliban-linked militants to kill American and coalition troops in Afghanistan.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/30/us/politics/russian-bounties-afghanistan-intelligence.html
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They found the receipts.

They wrote RECEIPTS ?!?!  So they could take it off their taxes?  What?   ::)

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Re: 🤡 Trumpty-Dumpty POTUS Thread
« Reply #2413 on: July 01, 2020, 08:48:41 AM »
Is there anything trump has not lied about?
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Trumpovetsky is TOAST!  :icon_sunny:

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Trump has described the ‘Russian bounty’ story as a hoax in a series of early morning tweets. Photograph: Getty Images

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16m ago 13:26
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National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien has said that both the CIA and Pentagon did pursue intelligence assessments that suggested Russia had offered bounties for killing US troops in Afghanistan, and that US intelligence briefed international allies, as the administration steps up its defense of the handling of the military bounty scandal.

“We had options ready to go,” O’Brien said on a Fox news show. But added: “It may be impossible to get to the bottom of it.”

At a State Department news conference, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the situation was handled “incredibly well” to ensure the safety of U.S. troops.

The comments from administration officials come as Trump remains under increasing pressure from lawmakers of both parties to provide more answers about the intelligence and the US response or lack of one.

Democrats who were briefed at the White House on Tuesday suggested Trump was bowing to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the risk of US soldiers’ lives.

Trump remained defensive about the intelligence, dismissing stories about it as “fake news” made up to “damage me and the Republican Party.”

Former US Marine and now Democratic Senate candidate to face Mitch McConnell in Kentucky in the election, Amy McGrath, is disgusted.

And as the Washington Post noted, the only people dismissing the Russia bounties intelligence are: the Taliban, Russia and Trump, adding that the president can’t “kick his hoax habit”.

Updated at 1.28pm EDT
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San Francisco police will stop releasing the mug shots of people who have been arrested unless they pose a threat to the public, as part of an effort to stop perpetuating racial stereotypes, the city’s police chief announced today.

San Francisco police chief Bill Scott said the policy, which goes into effect immediately, means the department will no longer release booking photos of suspects to the media or allow officers to post them online, The Associated Press reports.

Booking photos are taken when someone is arrested. They are often made public whether or not the person is prosecuted for the alleged crime, which undermines the presumption of innocence and helps perpetuate stereotypes.

Jack Glaser, a public policy professor at the University of California Berkeley who researches racial stereotyping and whose work Scott consulted, said data shows Black people who are arrested are more likely to have their cases dismissed by prosecutors.

But the mug shots live on.

Numerous websites post photos of mug shots online, regardless of whether anyone was convicted of a crime, and then charge a fee to those who want their photo taken down.

The phenomenon prompted California’s attorney general to charge one of the biggest operators with extortion, money laundering, and identity theft.
That contributes to Americans making an unfair association between people of color and crime, Scott said.

“This is just one small step but we hope this will be something that others might consider doing as well,” he said.

Large cities like Los Angeles and New York already have policies against releasing booking photos but make exceptions. For example, the New York

Police Department, the nation’s largest, releases information on arrests but doesn’t put out mug shots unless investigators believe that will prompt more witnesses to come forward or aid in finding a suspect.

In San Francisco, the only exceptions will be if a crime suspect poses a threat or if officers need help locating a suspect or an at-risk person, Scott said.

Under the policy, the release of photos or information on a person who is arrested will also require approval from the police department’s public relations team.
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1h ago 12:37
What's happening so far?

Lots of news developing throughout the US today. Here’s what’s been happening today:

    Donald Trump is claiming the ‘Russian bounty’ story is a hoax while Congress is demanding answers
    Dr Anthony Fauci is getting pushback from the right about his coronavirus warnings
    Fox News’ Ed Henry has been fired over sexual misconduct allegations
    The country is learning more about Lauren Boebert, who beat five-time incumbent Scott Tipton in Tuesday’s Republican primary
    Andrew Cuomo is demanding Trump admit he was wrong about the coronavirus

Stay tuned for more!
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1h ago 12:16
Cuomo to Trump: 'The buck stops on the president's desk'

New York governor Andrew Cuomo, in his daily press briefing excoriated Donald Trump for his continued defense of the administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying “the buck stops on the president’s desk”.

    He was in denial. He has been denying what every health expert in America has been saying... Come clean with the American people. At least have the courage to admit what everybody else already knows: you were wrong!”

The governor went on to implore states to reject the president’s rhetoric and listen to the science, making a play on Trump’s former time as a reality TV host.

“Denying reality does not defeat reality. He has lived in denial, and he has been denying the scientific facts since day one,” he said. “Reality wins and reality won, and now the country is suffering because of the president”.

Updated at 12.28pm EDT
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2h ago 11:25
US buys up Covid-19 treatment drug, shutting out allies

As our UK colleagues first reported, the US has bought up virtually all the stocks for the next three months of Remdesivir, the trial drug used to treat Covid-19, the respiratory disease that stems from the coronavirus.

    Secretary Alex Azar (@SecAzar)

    The President has secured more than 500,000 treatment courses of the drug remdesivir for American hospitals through September. We are doing everything in our power to learn more about life-saving therapeutics for COVID-19 and secure access for Americans. https://t.co/uDjHtF9MR2 pic.twitter.com/bPPbgtjKod
    June 29, 2020

The move secures almost all stocks of the drug until October, but leaves none for allies including the UK, Europe or most of the rest of the world. l

From the Department of Health and Human Services:

    HHS has secured more than 500,000 treatment courses of the drug for American hospitals through September. This represents 100 percent of Gilead’s projected production for July, 90 percent of production in August, and 90 percent of production in September, in addition to an allocation for clinical trials”.

The buy up has public health experts fearing many other countries will miss out on accessing the treatment.
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3h ago 11:07
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State secretary Mike Pompeo was asked this morning about reports of Russian bounties to the Taliban for killing American soldiers. He did not deny it but instead suggested such things happened all the time.

    I can tell you the intelligence community handled this incredibly well. We see threats in intelligence reporting to our soldiers stationed all over the world every single day,” he said. “And so I can assure you that whatever reporting it is that you’re referring to, that we responded in precisely the correct way with respect to making sure that our forces were postured appropriately, that they were aware of the level of the threat, the credibility of the threat.”

Pompeo added that Russians meddling in Afghanistan “is nothing new,” refuting members of Congress who he claimed “suggesting that they are shocked and appalled”.

    They saw the same intelligence that we saw, so it would be interesting to ask them what they did when they saw whatever intelligence is that they are referring to,” Pompeo quipped. “They would have had access to this information as well, not just the intelligence committees, by the way, even more broadly than that.”

It is not true that Congress receives all the intelligence provided to the White House, however. Only a small number of members of Congress are periodically briefed on some intelligence issues.
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3h ago 11:00
Lawsuit claims Trump admin violates first amendment of immigration judges

A lawsuit filed by the Knight Institute Wednesday is challenging the Trump administration’s use of gag orders to bar immigration judges from speaking or writing to the public and media.

The institute, which represents the National Association of Immigration Judges, alleges that restrictions the administration has placed on immigration judges violates the First Amendment, and “imposes an unconstitutional prior restraint on [their free] speech”.

From the complaint:

    For years, [the Executive Office for Immigration Review] permitted immigration judges to speak in their personal capacities on issues relating to immigration, so long as they provided a disclaimer that they were not speaking on behalf of the agency. In recent years, however, the agency has taken steps that have strictly limited the ability of immigration judges to speak publicly in their personal capacities.

Read more about the lawsuit here.

Updated at 12.27pm EDT
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3h ago 10:41
New York City postpones reopening indoor dining

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city halting a planned reopening of indoor dining, a setback for bars and restaurants eager to rebuild amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The mayor vowed to “double down” on outdoor dining instead, allowing more parking spaces and public streets to be converted to accommodate table settings. The decision stems from Florida, Texas and California “slipping backward,” with from skyrocketing cases linked to loosened stay-at-home restrictions.

De Blasio added that more than 6,000 local restaurants are already participating.

Updated at 12.30pm EDT
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3h ago 10:23
Who is Lauren Boebert?

The restaurant owner stunned five-term Colorado congressman Scott Tipton in Tuesday’s Republican primary. Boebert, who said she “believes in personal freedom, citizen rights, and upholding the Constitution of the United States,” will run in November’s general election against Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush. Here are more facts about the Republican hopeful, via the AP.

    Her claim to fame locally is that waiters in her restaurant openly carry guns. It’s named Shooter’s Grill and is located in a town called Rifle.

    Crispin Havener (@CrispinHavener)

    A big upset in my old stomping grounds. For my non-Grand Junction followers...Yes, Lauren Boebert owns Shooter's Grill in the appropriately named Rifle, CO. All the waitresses wear holstered — and loaded — sidearms! https://t.co/LLQdvb5iWv
    July 1, 2020

    She has said she hopes QAnon is real
    She’s expressed support for abolishing the Department of Education

    Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

    Congratulations on a really great win! https://t.co/rMpFiV6LvY
    July 1, 2020

Donald Trump congratulated Boebert on the surprise victory late Tuesday, even after first endorsing her opponent.

Updated at 12.30pm EDT
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4h ago 10:06
Fox News’ Ed Henry fired over sexual misconduct

In a bombshell revelation, CNN reports top Fox News anchor Ed Henry has been fired from the network after it “received a complaint ... from a former employee’s attorney involving willful sexual misconduct in the workplace years ago”.

From CNN:

    The executives said that an outside law firm was immediately brought in to investigate the claims. Until last week, Henry was a rising star at Fox, responsible for co-anchoring three hours of morning news coverage on the network.

This isn’t the anchor’s first scandal, he was previously suspended following a tabloid magazine’s report about an extramarital affair in 2016, causing then CEO Roger Ailes to publicly admonish him.

So far, Henry has not responded to the rival network’s requests for comment.
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4h ago 09:55
Fauci comes under fire

As coronavirus cases surge across the US, Dr Anthony Fauci, who lead’s the CDC’s pandemic response, is facing growing backlash from conservative leaders fed up with his warnings about states’ reopening efforts.

“He doesn’t know what he’s talking about. I don’t need his advice anymore,” Texas lieutenant governor Dan Patrick told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham.

    Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell)

    As COVID cases surge, TX Lt Gov Dan Patrick says he will no longer listen to Anthony Fauci: "I don't need his advice anymore" pic.twitter.com/8w6mdCpLhN
    July 1, 2020

Ingraham went on to accuse Fauci of working for Donald’s Trump Democratic rival, Joe Biden.

The backlash comes following Fauci’s testimony at a senate hearing Tuesday, where he said he’s certain that more new Covid-19 cases among young Americans can be attributed to bars opening back up, and large social gatherings - even though that same demographic marched side-by-side in major cities.

As Yahoo reports, the data backs up Fauci: parties, not protests are the cause for spikes in young people.
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4h ago 09:32
Young people warned of increasing Covid-19 risks

CDC officials and the Trump administration are sending a stern warning to young people that their quest for bars and beaches is putting their lives at risk. Coronavirus task force leader Mike Pence urged young Americans to take the virus more seriously.

    “Young people have a particular responsibility to make sure that they’re not carrying the coronavirus into settings where they would expose the most vulnerable.” he said as part of the first coronavirus briefing to be held in nearly two months.

Later today, the Guardian reports how young people of color face a disproportionate risk of dying from Covid-19. Data from the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention have shown the majority of coronavirus hospitalizations among Black and Latino Americans are of those under the age of 50.
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