Last updated on June 22, 2020
Angry that Dick Cheney’s cardiologist called Trump’s Tulsa rally “criminal endangerment”, Trump cleverly references Cheney’s gun accident, probably because he associates John Bolton with the Bush administration.
The Supreme Court’s ruling today is a victory made possible by the courage and resilience of hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients who bravely stood up and refused to be ignored. And as President, I will get to work immediately to make it permanent. https://t.co/xKkCp4P9Ff— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 18, 2020
“The greatest testing machine in history” even if it’s overrated. And as a malignant narcissist might claim, Trump says he’s popularized Juneteenth.
Trump to WSJ, also:— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) June 18, 2020
"I created the greatest testing machine in history."
But WHY the need for an ENTIRELY separate and hermetically sealed off universe, on every conceivable front, at all times? Why? https://t.co/ZlqA4tXIfn
Trump to @WSJ: Covid testing is "overrated" and some Americans may be wearing masks to signal disapproval of him—not as a preventative measure. “I personally think testing is overrated, even though I created the greatest testing machine in history."https://t.co/3WUrthMx0q— Michael C. Bender (@MichaelCBender) June 18, 2020
“I did something good: I made Juneteenth very famous. It’s actually an important event, an important time. But nobody had ever heard of it.”
2/8 I’m sharing w/o specific attribution as my friend works in the medical community and is concerned about backlash. Please RT far and wide, as my number of followers won’t quite give it the attention it deserves. With any luck, it might get picked up on national news outlets.3/8 I’ve been wondering…why would trump pick Tulsa for his breakout return to rallies? Tulsa isn’t exactly a hot spot for conservatism (as far as Oklahoma goes).4/8 He doesn’t need to fight for Oklahoman votes, he’ll probably win the state and we don’t have enough electoral college votes to matter….and then it dawned on me. So hard my hands started shaking. He doesn’t need us.5/8 He doesn’t have any concerns about what happens in Oklahoma in November. We are expendable. He needed a place where people would show up and wear red hats and get fired up.6/8 Where people aren’t wearing masks to begin with, sadly, so they wouldn’t mind being packed in without the bad optics of masking. Where he can feed his need to be adored and loved, and test the waters of how coronavirus reacts.7/8 So a few hundred more Oklahomans die. So what? He can make it without them. If thousands die even, it doesn’t hurt him. And now he knows it’s not a good idea to do these in Michigan and Ohio where he needs every single vote. Dry run for Florida convention.8/8 Maybe we’ll do masks there if it goes badly in Tulsa. We’re looking into it and we’ll make a great decision.
Pawns. Monkeys sent into space before men. Expendable votes. Feel honored he chose your state, until they strap you to the rocket and give you a pat on the head.
This is very much in keeping with Trump's superficial deployment of history for political purposes. https://t.co/2pysykTscE— Philip Bump (@pbump) June 18, 2020
Hard to find a quote that more perfectly encapsulates Trump, in which personal lack of knowledge about something is assumed to be a lack of knowledge by everyone. And where the only thing that really matters is publicity. https://t.co/16pNbRePnj— Sam Stein (@samstein) June 18, 2020
"Mr. Trump said he polled many people around him, none of whom had heard of Juneteenth." https://t.co/WqRE4WABuL— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) June 18, 2020
You can’t bullshit your way through a pandemic, Mr. President. pic.twitter.com/9a6yJo9qvi— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 18, 2020
Egomaniac, much?— Claude Robichaux (@barteezee) June 18, 2020
Hi, public health person here to help clarify:— Craig Spencer MD MPH (@Craig_A_Spencer) June 18, 2020
So, this is NOT a ‘great update’.
‘Stabilizing’ at 20k new cases is a disaster.
21 states have upward trends in newly reported cases.
And 10 states are seeing highest daily average of new COVID19 cases.
This is an abject failure https://t.co/B3QrIraIbH
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