Congressional Fudds and Chuds: Axios finds all the Trump toadies

Axios gives us a map of Trumpian sycophancy with the consistent “always Trumpers” in Congress as Trump goes back on the road to more super-spreader events in swing states.

Tonight’s Trump remarks:

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Andrew Feinberg @AndrewFeinberg INBOX: @TeamTrump has done something unusual for them. They've released excerpts of @realDonaldTrump's prepared remarks for this evening's rally.
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We created the Trump Loyalty Index to measure, in empirical terms, how loyal each Republican member of Congress has been to President Trump throughout his time in office.

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Why it matters: The data shows how Trump’s grip on the Republican Party has tightened — especially in the last two years — as his dissenters have largely piped down, been tossed out, or currently face the threat of losing re-election.

How it works: The Trump Loyalty Index, built over the past year by Juliet Bartz of “Axios on HBO,” shows in empirical terms the intense loyalty Trump commands.

By the numbers: In 2016, 42% of the 178 Republicans who have been in office since Trump's candidacy criticized him during the “Access Hollywood” fallout.

  • In 2017, 19% criticized him for Charlottesville.
  • In 2018, 18% criticized him for his “shithole countries” remark.
  • In 2019, 15% criticized him for the “go back” tweet.
  • In 2020, 12% criticized him for the Bible photo op/clearing of peaceful protesters.

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— Richard Hine (@richardhine) October 13, 2020

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