Wednesday, May 27, 2020

For a numbers-obsessed Trump, there’s one he has tried to ignore: 100,000 dead

JUST IN: More than 100,000 people have now died from the coronavirus pandemic in the United States.

Speaker Pelosi: George Floyd death is 'a crime'

There are moments in our history so grim, so heart-rending, that they're forever fixed in each of our hearts as shared grief. Today is one of those moments. 100,000 lives have now been lost to this virus. To those hurting, I'm so sorry for your loss. The nation grieves with you.

There are moments in our history so grim, so heart-rending, that they're forever fixed in each of our hearts as shared grief. Today is one of those moments. 100,000 lives have now been lost to this virus. To those hurting, I'm so sorry for your loss. The nation grieves with you.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Spitting on Other People

George Floyd’s life mattered. — Joe Biden

Meet Zach Fuentas, Trump's former deputy chief of staff. He just created a company 11 days ago. His company makes masks that may not even be suitable for medical use. He just got a $3 million federal contract to supply masks to Navajo hospitals.

Trump's newly promoted 2020 campaign chief of staff was arrested in Oklahoma in 2016 and charged with conspiracy to violate state election laws after police seized her then-boyfriend's phone in a cocaine bust, @dsamuelsohn and @johnjcook report

Joe Biden addressed the friends and family of coronavirus victims in a powerful video posted to Twitter as the nation’s official death toll from COVID-19 topped 100,000

What the country needs right now is leadership. What is coming out of the White House isn't even close

Hey @SecPompeo what were you saying about national leaders who silence social media?

Good luck Donnie, executive orders to suppress and control media...sounds familiar...

On the flight back from Florida, WH press secretary told reporters on Air Force One Trump plans to sign an executive order aimed at social media companies. WH says the exec order will be signed Thursday.

Trump loved Twitter until it became an arena for his constant humiliation and a reminder of his myriad failures.

Trump will sign an EO related to social media on Thursday, per @justinsink

Former acting Medicare chief @ASlavitt: There's good evidence that health care workers' sustained exposure to trauma has PTSD-like effects.

In a sealed ruling, a federal judge just ordered Saudi Arabia to turn over some of the documents requested by the 9/11 families.

I spoke in the House today to say to those stepping down from responsibility to fight Covid-19: at least help those who are stepping up. If our states are on their own, at least get them the resources they need to give us liberty, without giving us death.

“We’re in the middle of a pandemic. He's the commander in chief of this nation and it's causing great pain to the family of the young woman died, so I would urge him to stop it,” Cheney said

Tampa Bay Times: Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has voted by mail 11 times in 10 years.

103-year-old Massachusetts woman beats coronavirus, celebrates with Bud Light

Heads up re Alabama... "Alabama saw its largest single-day increase in new cases Monday, a little more than three weeks after the stay-at-home order expired on April 30 and two weeks after the state allowed restaurants and bars to reopen on May 11."

BREAKING Judge in #MengWanzhou case rules in favour of Crown – her alleged actions would be considered a crime in Canada. Extradition process continues. #Huawei @CTVNewsVancouver

It’s hypocritical to say NY doesn’t deserve federal funding now because it would be ‘unfair’ to GOP states. (Never mind that NY was hit hardest of all by COVID.) They had no problem using NY tax dollars for decades as a piggy bank to subsidize poorer, GOP states.

Always remember, he’d much rather have you talking about voter fraud and Twitter than the 100,000 dead and the 40 million unemployed.

NEW: Graham announces open hearing next week with former Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein

We should applaud @andrewrsorkin for standing up for his values here — pretty brave to do this on air.

In Knight First Amendment Institute v. Trump, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held in 2019 that the president cannot use a private platform like Twitter “for all manner of official purposes” while “exclud[ing] persons from an otherwise‐open online dialogue (continued below)

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has called for charges to be swiftly filed against the officer who pinned George Floyd's neck under his knee. "Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?"

Oh look, now @realDonaldTrump wants to use government to shut down free speech in the private sector. Thank goodness the First Amendment prevents him, or me or any other elected official from closing down speech platforms. Another anti-freedom, unconstitutional idea by @POTUS.

SUCH HYPOCRISY!! Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who has repeatedly attacked #VoteByMail, has herself voted by mail 11 times in 10 years.

A Shockingly Long List of Corrupt Officials and Political Allies Pardoned by Trump

Fauci: Hydroxychloroquine not effective against coronavirus

JUST IN: Rod Rosenstein is expected to testify before the Senate Judiciary panel next week about the start of the Russia probe.

JUST IN: Disney World sets reopening dates after coronavirus pandemic forced temporary closure

Massachusetts Hit By Nationwide Unemployment Scam; Payments May Be Delayed

Most Powerful Guy in America given special privileges and who is daily allowed to ignore Twitter's TOS and engage in behavior that would get any one of the rest of us immediately suspended, mad because one of his tweets was mildly tagged as possible bullshit.

President Trump's crazed Twitter rant on Joe Scarborough was vile and unworthy of his office. Some will undoubtedly shrug it off as Trump being Trump, but one could hardly be blamed for reading it and doubting his fitness to lead. //Our editorial >>

Media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros

Eric! So good to hear from you, I had forgotten all about you but hope you are doing okay. Love the video of me talking about the need for a paper trail to ensure voting integrity. Mail-in or absentee ballots are a paper trail used by, among others, our men and women in uniform.

I know Joe Scarborough. Joe is a friend of mine. I don't know T.J. Klausutis. Joe can weather vile, baseless accusations but T.J.? His heart is breaking. Enough already.

Kevin McCarthy asks Dems to pull FISA bill The measure, which would renew expired surveillance tools, is facing last-minute opposition from President Trump.

100,000 American lives lost. This didnt have to happen. Join us at @ProjectLincoln so it doesn’t happen again.

"It is within each and every nation's [sovereign] right to address its national security concerns." Hong Kong's richest man, Li Ka-shing, has defended China's plan to introduce a national security law in the semi-autonomous city

Donald Trump threatens to regulate or shutter social media companies — a warning apparently aimed at Twitter after it began fact-checking his tweets

They didn’t bend curve. New Zealand crushed it. Leaders lead.

Don't worry. @parscale isn't in charge any longer. The org chart says one thing, but we know how you've lost Jared's love, don't we, Brad?

Kremlin claims that 123 fugitive oligarchs want to return to Russia

Just a note to the people at home. If *you* accuse an innocent man of murder, you will probably lose your house in the ensuing defamation suit. Trump is not using his American right of "free speech." He is abusing a uniquely presidential immunity from defamation action.

“We don’t write this with any expectation that Mr. Trump will stop. Perhaps he even thinks this helps him politically, though we can’t imagine how. But Mr. Trump is debasing his office, and he’s hurting the country in doing so.” -@WSJ Editorial Board

Actually, Mr. President, the Pulitzer board gave @nytimes the prize after calling our coverage of Russian interference in the 2016 election "deeply sourced" and "relentlessly reported." You can read more here

100,000 dead Americans. One wrong president.

Hey remember when Facebook censored @ProjectLincoln for making a claim their fact checker *incorrectly* deemed false? Now they’re refusing to do the same AGAIN when Trump makes *entirely* false statements.#Trumpbook really has gone all in for him.

"France revokes decree authorising use of hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19"--Frence24

His name is GEORGE FLOYD. He was murdered by police for allegedly writing a bad check. Her name is Senator KELLY LOEFFLER. The DOJ refuses to charge her with over $18 million in insider trading after her husband gave $1 million to Pro-Trump group. Justice in America.

Six months into the epidemic and 100,000 deaths later we still do not have systematic contact tracing across the country. Neither the President nor Congress has focused on tracing even though it's the key to keeping us alive and restoring the economy.

Non-violent protesters in Minneapolis: rubber bullets Protesters with an AK-47 & confederate flags: nothing

Social Media Usage Is At An All-Time High. That Could Mean A Nightmare For Democracy

WHO warns that 1st wave of pandemic not over; dampens hopes

So a bunch of white guys with guns storm Michigan's capital and the authorities stand around doing nothing. Then, people protest the murder of a helpless black man by the police, and the authorities unleash rubber bullets and tear gas on them. This is despicable. This is America.

Two Russian Su-35 jets"unsafely" intercepted a US Navy P-8 patrol aircraft while it was flying over the Mediterranean Sea Tuesday, according to the US Navy

Donald Trump killed his personal assistant, Carolyn Gombell, in October 2000. He strangled her because he'd gotten her pregnant and was threatening to tell the press. Then he bribed NYPD Police Chief Bernie Kierik to cover it up. IT'S TIME TO INVESTIGATE.

Dear @realDonaldTrump: The First Amendment stops the government—that’s you—from interfering with free speech. That means you can’t stop @Twitter from fact checking your false tweets. And the fact that we’re reading your excrement on Twitter shows it is not stifling your speech.

Just a reminder, 3 of Trump’s casino execs mysteriously died in a helicopter crash around the same time they and his casinos were being investigated for money laundering and mob connections. There has been speculation for years that it was not an accident

Jeez, why would Trump oppose our ability to track foreign threats to American national security? Because he is one.

Trump at the 11th hour is trying to blow up a FISA deal his own attorney general cut and that had the support of his closest allies in the House. The vote to reauthorize three key provisions in the law is scheduled for tomorrow after they’ve lapsed for several weeks

Umm...this may throw a wrench into things... Also, 126 Republicans voted for it in March (including Jim Jordan and Devin Nunes who negotiated the deal!)

Should I take insulin

NEWS: Trump '16 advisers Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie went to the White House last week to sound the alarm to Trump on his swing state polling The meeting set off a scramble among Trump campaign aides to reassure him he was on solid footing

COVID Update May 26: 100,000 people have died from COVID-related causes. These deaths have been largely alone, not properly mourned, without notice, discounted, under-counted, and preventable

”If GOP House members vote to reauthorize FISA the deep state will know how many hostile foreign powers are working to elect me again.... I mean Keep America Great in 2020!”

Barr really wishes he could shut down Israeli investigations. such luck. He knows what I mean.

Analysis: Kayleigh McEnany’s latest briefing is a case study in gaslighting, whataboutism and false claims

#BREAKING: Police in Hong Kong are indiscriminately firing rubber bullets at unarmed civilians and journalists in an attempt to quash any protest today. Please RT to show the world what’s happening right now. Don’t let China get away with this.

Hong Kong police fire pepper pellets as protests flare in financial heart, where Beijing’s proposed national security laws have revived anti-government demonstrations

Causeway Bay. The punishment for being young in Hong Kong.

The Malignant Cruelty of Donald Trump

Laurie Garrett on coronavirus timeline: ‘Three years is my best case scenario’

Wonder if any of our Members of Congress will be attending Fourth of July celebrations in Moscow this year.....

We're so tired of you, you troll. You lied about mail-in ballots. You lied about a dead woman to harass her grieving widower. You went golfing on Memorial Day. You golfed while a hundred thousand Americans died. We can't wait to vote @JoeBiden in as President. #Biden2020

.@realDonaldTrump is a vicious fool who knows he is fully revealed in this moment of crisis. He is everything Fred Trump feared he would be. Incompetent, weak, a loser of truly historic dimensions. That is why he is viciously slandering @JoeNBC, a good man. Trump is detestable

Sarah Cooper: I like the ability to sort of take off the emperor’s clothes, take away the podium and the people behind him nodding and the suit.. and just have the words there with my facial expressions so people can literally see he has no clue what he’s talking about

As pandemic bore down, Rep. Phil Roe snatched up Zoom shares, unloaded stock in cruise lines

We need MORE of this to create real change.

Mike Pompeo Is the Worst Secretary of State Ever

Dear @realDonaldTrump: The First Amendment stops the government—that’s you—from interfering with free speech. That means you can’t stop @Twitter from fact checking your false tweets. And the fact that we’re reading your excrement on Twitter shows it is not stifling your speech.

BREAKING GOOD NEWS ALERT: New Zealand has announced it no longer has any patients in hospital being treated for coronavirus. It comes on the fifth straight day where no new cases have been reported. This is what winning looks like.

OSHA 'missing in action' as coronavirus threatens U.S. workers