Putting another one up in case folks want to comment as we watch history together, I will include liveblog comments below as we proceed.
— Piper Perabo (@PiperPerabo) August 19, 2020
The DNC's 3 core messages have been:
1) Biden will enact sweeping reforms to "build back better"
2) Biden will govern in a bipartisan fashion
3) The GOP is now an extremist party that threatens democracy itself
#3 isn't changing. So 1 or 2 must.https://t.co/OGDc6ZVtD8
— Eric Levitz (@EricLevitz) August 19, 2020
So attacking John Kasich’s message involves a Goodyear boycott by the MAGAs
Normal people: There are certain @nytopinion columnists I don’t like.
Certain NYT Opinions Columnists: I’m being CANCELLED and it’s A THREAT TO AMERICA!
American President: Cancel an American company bc its not racist enough.
Certain NYT Columnists: [crickets] https://t.co/oFrLDrBPBn
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) August 19, 2020
Fox News really doesn’t care about voluminous evidence of Trump-Russia malfeasance or anything that contradicts their alternative narrative — they've already memory-holed the Senate Intel report, haven't mentioned it since the 5 a.m. hour. https://t.co/t4Ahdn0vfz
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) August 19, 2020
A JOINT Senate Intel Committee concluded:
1. RU Intel Service ASSAULTED the 2016 Election;
2. Trump et al JOINED & ENABLED RU's attack;
3. RU assault & Trump's aid of it is among the "SINGLE MOST GRAVE" counterintel threats to US Nat'l Security in modern era.
— Elizabeth de la Vega (@Delavegalaw) August 19, 2020
"The machines are wrapped in yellow caution tape after having been decommissioned and broken down into parts within the last month, according to the #USPS employee who took the photos, who requested anonymity because they are not permitted to take photos inside the facility." https://t.co/IZjtqfH40g
— Julie Laumann (@Otpor17) August 19, 2020
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to sell Puerto Rico or swap it for Greenland because he viewed the territory as dirty and poor, a former senior administration official said Wednesday.
Miles Taylor, who was chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security, said Trump expressed those views as the government undertook support operations after two massive hurricanes ravaged the Caribbean island in 2017.
Taylor told MSNBC that just before one 2018 trip by officials, Trump, who had regularly talked about acquiring Greenland from Denmark, seriously suggested he could trade away Puerto Rico.
“He told us, not only did he want to purchase Greenland, he actually said he wanted to see if we could sell Puerto Rico, could we swap Puerto Rico for Greenland, because in his words, Puerto Rico was dirty and the people were poor,” Taylor said.
Former Trump Official Miles Taylor revealed that Trump said he wanted to trade Puerto Rico for Greenland even though they are Americans because they were "dirty and poor."
He also confirmed it was obviously not a joke. pic.twitter.com/ySlvDAIK4R
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) August 19, 2020
Just another day with nearly HALF THE DEATH TOLL OF 9/11 https://t.co/B3Y5TnIrCs
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) August 19, 2020
Opinion: The November election is also a chance to rid the nation of the whole cavalcade of Trumps https://t.co/JJcQFcAxfx
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 19, 2020
— ReallyAmerican.com 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) August 19, 2020
Nice to know Bennie Thompson convention chair was a member of SNCC.
Tony Evers, Wisconsin Governor does the welcome
Opens with piece featuring the former GOP testimonies
Pledge of Allegiance
Kamala Harris talks about voting (text VOTE 30330)
Kerry Washington is the moderator this evening
"WE ARE A NATION READY TO END GUN VIOLENCE" pic.twitter.com/plzHxbWyq6
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) August 20, 2020
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM)
Strong media piece on immigration especially Trump deportations
HRC reminds us of the debacle of 2016 especially the $400B billionaires got during the pandemic. Reminds of us that Trump can still win the Electoral College, and of course the anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
"I wish Donald Trump knew how to be a president because America needs a president right now." pic.twitter.com/TBSpfibRmq
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) August 20, 2020
We've secretly replaced this limo's Goodyear tires with expired cans of Goya black beans. Let's watch.
— Benjamin Dreyer (@BCDreyer) August 19, 2020
Nancy Pelosi continues the theme of social change., as Mike Pompeo, who wants to be POTUS in 2024 tweets:
connecting the pandemic to small business discussion including farmers “Trump has no clue”
Elizabeth Warren on the economy includes her stump speech issues
“Donald Trump hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t.”
Obama is kicking Trump’s ass.
Barack Obama: “I did hope, for the sake of our country, that Donald Trump might show some interest in taking the job seriously; that he might come to feel the weight of the office and discover some reverence for the democracy that had been placed in his care. But he never did.”
Damn. This is unusual as hell for a previous president to straight out attack the sitting president. But Obama has had enough shit thrown at him that he's earned the right.
— The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) August 20, 2020
This is a pretty direct attack on a president by his predecessor, and completely justified. This part appealing to people who are unsure of their choice is smart.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) August 20, 2020
“For close to four years now, he has shown no interest in putting in the work, no interest in finding common ground, no interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone besides himself or his friends. No interest in treating the presidency as anything but one more reality show that he can use to get the attention he craves.””
Obama just finished hitting Trump for watching TV all day and not taking the job seriously, and Trump responds from watching TV and repeating a made up conspiracy: https://t.co/BzHOuWTm51
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) August 20, 2020
BREAKING: Impeached president has an emotional breakdown after watching his more successful and eloquent predecessor. https://t.co/qzfpyUpaZp
— Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) August 20, 2020
A common response to Trump's lying is "well, they all lie." I think it's important to note how asymmetrical the lying is.
You have hours of numerous Democrats speaking with no objectively false claims. It's rare to get ten minutes falseness-free from this president.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 20, 2020
Tough act to follow.
Nice intro piece for Kamala Harris
— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) August 20, 2020
"Donald Trump’s failure of leadership has cost lives and livelihoods.”
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) August 20, 2020
— ABC News (@ABC) August 20, 2020
— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) August 20, 2020