“Trump is now a Frankenstein-like amalgamation of Idi Amin, John Gotti, Bernie Madoff, and…”

Asha Rangappa is right, we are now confronted by Frankenstein’s Monster-like amalgamation of Idi Amin, John Gotti, Bernie Madoff, and Nell (the jungle-child character played by Jodie Foster (see Truffault)).

In that same vein, Rush Limbaugh says “Americans should “adapt” to coronavirus, like pioneers who “had to turn to cannibalism”

No one's leaving Trump in a wheelchair at a race track (yet), but the GOP needs consider the 25th Amendment for as long as it can. Then there’s after the election, when the deal of the century happens: Trump resigns to be federally pardoned by Pence before Biden is inaugurated.

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— Adam Rifkin 🐼 (@ifindkarma) July 15, 2020

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— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 14, 2020



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— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) July 14, 2020

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— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) July 14, 2020

— George Conway (@gtconway3d) July 14, 2020

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— Jack Hutton (@jackhutton) July 14, 2020

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— JeremyNewberger (@jeremynewberger) July 14, 2020

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 15, 2020

Speaking in the White House Rose Garden, at what was billed as a “press conference” in which he would give remarks about China, Trump delivered a rambling 52-minute monologue filled with pre-scripted attacks on Democratic opponent Joe Biden.
As usual, Trump's comments were filled with egregious lies and other false claims. We haven't yet had a chance to comb through the entire transcript, but here is a list of the 19 false or misleading claims we have counted so far:


Biden and the suburbs

Trump said of an Obama-era housing rule meant to address racial segregation: “You're going to abolish the suburbs with this.”
Facts First: This is nonsense. (To be specific, it is racially coded nonsense.) Diversifying or integrating suburbs does not abolish suburbs.


Biden and buildings

Trump denounced a proposal — put forward by a “unity” task force composed of people appointed by Biden and former primary rival Sen. Bernie Sanders — to achieve “net-zero” carbon emissions for all new buildings by 2030. Trump claimed that this “basically means no windows.”

Facts First: That is also nonsense. Buildings with a whole bunch of windows can have net-zero emissions, which means they produce as much renewable energy as the energy they consume. And the task force's proposal wouldn't mandate net-zero buildings; rather, this would simply be a “national goal.”

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— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) July 15, 2020

John Gotti.

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— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) July 14, 2020

Except the images Trump uses in his ads are “his” America, darn Willie Horton.

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— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) July 15, 2020

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— Intelligencer (@intelligencer) July 15, 2020

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 14, 2020

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— News Corpse (@NewsCorpse) July 14, 2020

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— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) July 15, 2020

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