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70 minutes of Trump RNC speech, more of the same lies, and a couple of new ones

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The White House version of the Sturgis Smash Mouth concert is ready for its hydroxychloroquine treatments as one big Hatch Act violation. And for the umpteenth time he lies about Veterans Choice, even as he was called on it directly in a presser several weeks ago. JASS, Just Another Stump Speech. The pandemic gives Trump a “10”. Trump's speech is probably better in the original Cyrillic.

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What to watch: Trump will offer a blistering rebuke of Biden’s record and his decades as “a failed” elected official in a closing address that will declare November as a battle between “us vs. them,” campaign officials tell Axios.

  • Biden's speech didn’t mention Trump by name once, but instead used the platform to share his personal story and offer himself as “an ally of the light.”
  • Trump will say Biden is “an empty shell of a candidate” and a “Trojan Horse” for the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, said Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh.
  • Trump will also go into “granular detail” about his second-term agenda.

Trump is expected to address the shooting of Jacob Blake and make reference to Kenosha as part of a larger discussion of unrest in the U.S.

  • Trump's speech will be delivered from the White House South Lawn, a departure from presidential norms.

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— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 28, 2020

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— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) August 28, 2020

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@DeanObeidallah “Who else is NOT Watching Trump's sociopathic, delusional, firehose of Lies ‘speech’ tonight?!”

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— Ann Telnaes (@AnnTelnaes) August 27, 2020

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— Jane Recker (@janerecker) August 28, 2020

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— Dr. Melissa R. Michelson (@profmichelson) August 28, 2020

— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 28, 2020

Like rhythmic gymnastics it’s a rhythmic presidency where style points count more than the outcome. We will be looking at ribbons thinking that maybe if swimmers did it, the athleticism might be more valuable for its status as a sport. 

All ribbon, no Gym Jordan.

— Hunter Cullen (@HunterJCullen) August 27, 2020

Tonight did have lovely parting gifts because reality shows have kayfabe prizes.

Before: Covid-19 Live Updates: C.D.C. Director, Under Fire, Clarifies Latest Testing RecommendationsAfter: Covid-19 Live Updates: The White House, Under Fire for Discouraging Testing, Says It Will Buy Millions of Test Kits

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— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) August 27, 2020

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— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) August 28, 2020

Perhaps the deal Trump will forge to evade prosecution will include making him NFL or MLB commissioner.

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— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) August 27, 2020

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— Karine Jean-Pierre (@K_JeanPierre) August 28, 2020

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— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) August 27, 2020

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“These are not images from some imagined ‘Joe Biden’s America’ in the future. These are images from Donald Trump’s America today.”

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— Jane Lytvynenko (@JaneLytv) August 27, 2020

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— Jason Kint (@jason_kint) August 28, 2020

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— John Aravosis 🇺🇸🇬🇷🏳️‍🌈 (@aravosis) August 27, 2020

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