Trump Presser – more of the same – another sideshow with few questions

Presser started at 536pm ET. It ended at 613pm. Trump needed another faux-campaign speech opportunity today — he should be trying to clarify his criticism of Birx — perhaps there’ll be some faux-Kumbaya. The new tone will keep the press questions to a minimum. Perhaps Trump will double-down even further on the hydroxycholorquine hype. x x YouTube…

THIS IS IMPORTANT: Ed Yong's Atlantic article is an absolute MUST READ!!

Yes I am SHOUTING.  That’s because this is about the most important thing you can read today. The piece is titled How the Pandemic Defeated America and is subtitled “A virus has brought the world’s most powerful country to its knees.” Yong, a staff writer for The Atlantic, actually warned before Trump was inaugurated how…

Why this election will be different

or at least, why I think many of the analysts are getting it completely wrong. Some analysts are saying that Trump supporters are more motivated than are Biden supporters.  But that misses the point. The comparison should be with Trump opponents, who are incredibly motivated to vote him — and in many cases the Republicans…

Now more than 150,000 deaths

as you can see by the just updated data from Worldometer: World 16,530,986 +120,026 654,016 +2,135 1 USA 4,396,407 +24,568 150,011 +163 It’s not just one person coming from China It’s not 15 and pretty soon it will be zero wherever Trump has drawn a line, we have exceeded it It is getting worse, every…

“EVERY TRUMP FOREIGN POLICY SCANDAL IN ONE TWEET.”

That is a new Twitter thread by Seth Abramson, drawing on the research he did for his 3 books on Trump. That’s one tweet per scandal. There are 20 Tweets covering issues with the EU and some 2 dozen plus individual nations. If you want to read the original in Twitter, you can start here…

Trump “(COVID) Testing is overrated”

Latest Trump on testing:”I personally think it's overrated, but I am totally willing to keep doing it.” Putting this up early because Trumpian math is much like “person woman man camera TV”. Will LiveBlog and update perhaps in a new posting when the fun starts at 5pm ET today Thursday. Points for first member of…

Lincoln Project: “Failure”

New ad More than 2 minutes, meaning it may be web only the failure is Trump on the pandemic it uses his words over time matched with the case numbers over time take a look: x YouTube Video

Covid – yet another sad benchmark reached

< p class=”is-empty-p”> # Country, Other Total Cases New Cases Total Deaths New Deaths World 13,662,347 +212,919 585,617 +5,180 1 USA 3,611,066 +65,989 140,001 +858 and these are not yet the final numbers for the day