Thursday, September 3, 2020

U.S. military veterans discuss Donald Trump

Trump’s Tactic: Sowing Distrust in Whatever Gets in His Way

Trump said of Gen. Dunford: “He seems like a smart guy. Why did he join the military?”

Donald Trump, in a White House meeting, asked that a military parade exclude wounded veterans, because "nobody wants to see" amputees. My story here:

What happened at Walter Reed

Amazing reporting by @JeffreyGoldberg. Incredible. Trump asked “Who were the good guys in this war?” about World War II. At the grave of John Kelly’s son in Arlington @realDonaldTrump said to him: “ I don’t get it. What was in it for them?”

Trump was meant, on this visit, to join John Kelly in paying respects at his sons grave, and to comfort the families of other fallen service members...Trump, while standing by Robert Kelly’s grave, turned directly to his father and said, “I don’t get it. What was in it for them?”

BREAKING: Rochester mayor suspends officers involved in altercation with Daniel Prude, a Black man who was restrained by police with handcuffs and "spit hood," and died days following the incident.

When McCain died, Trump told senior staff, according to three sources with direct knowledge, "We're not going to support that loser's funeral." He became furious, according to witnesses, when he saw flags lowered. "What the fuck are we doing that for? Guy was a fucking loser."

Some wow reporting from @JeffreyGoldberg —> Trump called dead Marines buried at Belleau Wood “losers” and “suckers” for getting killed, and asked aides who the “good guys” were in World War I

BREAKING: #PennState's director of athletic medicine, Wayne Sebastianelli, says that cardiac MRI scans revealed that roughly 30-35 percent of Big Ten athletes who tested positive for COVID-19 appeared to have myocarditis.

NEW: Immigration advocates are suing Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf alleging his memo "imposing draconian changes" to #DACA is invalid because he was illegally appointed. Background:

The Attorney General of the US would not directly confront this Trump call for criminal voter fraud. Trump is trying to wreck our democratic voting system. Where are the Republicans in Congress to not respond. America is sliding forward the edge.

"The president has repeatedly disparaged the intelligence of service members, and asked that wounded veterans be kept out of military parades, multiple sources tell The Atlantic."

Twitter has had to flag Trump tweets again. This time, a public interest notice was put on two of his tweets for encouraging people to potentially vote twice.

We need a president who will work to lower the temperature — not raise it. A president who will bring people together and find solutions to the challenges we face. That's what I went to Kenosha to do today, and it's what I'll do every day in the White House.

The Attorney General of the US would not directly confront this Trump call for criminal voter fraud. Trump is trying to wreck our democratic voting system. Where are the Republicans in Congress to not respond. America is sliding forward the edge.

Dear @realDonaldTrump this is a citizen from Lake Charles in Louisiana! Hear her message! I didn’t see one @fema shirt, logo, or anything down there! Why? Why we leave our citizens with no hope and no place to request aid? Why?

A worker at Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's former company tells us of sweatshop-like conditions. Lakeisha Nelson says harassment was rampant, some pregnant workers suffered miscarriages, and one worker even died of cardiac arrest. Part of my #USPS report today

We must ban qualified immunity.

Trump arguing that he would be irreparably harmed if his tax returns are given to Vance is probably the only honest thing he’s said this year.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. trade deficit surged in July to $63.6 billion, the highest level in 12 years, as imports jumped by a record amount.

Trump completely ignored HHS criteria when distributing the potential COVID drug remdesivir. Now at least 38 hospitals in 32 cities are reporting shortages.

Our next President @JoeBiden and First Lady fly to Kenosha Wisconsin where they will attend a community event and meet with #JacobBlake’s family.

"Mark Zuckerberg ...readily pushes the blame onto others, including contracted content moderators who aren’t full-time employees and don’t have adequate resources and guidance to do this critical work effectively."

Our president has committed the crime of soliciting voter fraud in plain sight. What’s next, 5th Avenue?

BREAKING: Chair @RepMaloney subpoenas PMG Louis #DeJoy for docs he is withholding from Congress on widespread #postalservice delays.

During its search for a new postmaster general, the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors was presented with 53 candidates screened by an outside company. Not on the list: Louis DeJoy, who ultimately got the job.

USPS “has paid about $286M over the past seven years to XPO Logistics, the former employer of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. He still holds at least a $30M stake in the company, ramping up its business with the Postal Service since he took the helm..."

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's son, who was not a top tennis prospect, made it onto Duke's competitive tennis team while DeJoy & his wife donated to Duke's athletic dept. In all they gave at least $2.2M

Postal delivery delays are becoming a campaign issue in congressional contests, including the tight Senate race in Maine, as voters seek reassurance they will get their drugs and ballots on time

Big Michigan news: Rick Snyder: why I'm voting for Joe Biden, even as a Republican

I guess Barr isn’t licensed to practice law in North Carolina. Oh, you say that’s the law in all 50 states? Ok, never mind. He’s only the Attorney General, after all

BREAKING: McConnell uncertain about whether winning re-election is worth helping poor people

Right. Rubio is to the Intel Committee what Graham is to justice. They follow in the Nunes tradition but with an esquire attached.

One of the most important pieces of journalism all year -- @KyungLahCNN with the stories of those being evicted and losing their livelihood every day due to the economic stresses of Covid-19. America is in crisis. Don't look away.

Nearly 100 Republican and independent leaders will endorse Democrat Joe Biden for president on Thursday, including one-time 2020 Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld and the former Republican governors of Michigan and New Jersey. #BidenCalm

Police in Rochester, NY suffocated Daniel Prude on March 23, after they put a hood over his head and pressed his face into the pavement for two minutes. We only found out about it when his family released video and records of the incident.

This is the ... and I cannot emphasize this enough ... **FOX NEWS POLL**

Just watch Bill Barr - the top law enforcement official in the United States - pretend that he’s not sure if it’s illegal to vote twice. Beyond shameless. Beyond

Barely a peep from Capitol Hill and the WH over news that the federal debt could be bigger than the entire US gross domestic product for the first time since 1946,

Attorney General Bill Barr is completely prepared to do whatever it takes to secure Trump's second term.

Peace Data, a website at the center of a Russian political influence campaign targeting left-wing voters in the United States, succeeded in tricking and hiring freelance journalists to write articles about topics meant to drive a wedge in the electoate

SO MANY ORGANS—This pernicious coronavirus damages so many parts of your body. This is an A+ for quality explainer video by BBC. Great summary. We need to be damn vigilant. #COVID19

Time and time again, President Trump has refused to stand up to Putin. His silence on the poisoning of Mr. Navalny is just the latest example. As president, I'll do what Trump won't: hold the Putin regime accountable for its crimes.

Republicans would have impeached and removed any other president for this. Instead, silence. Your daily reminder that the entire Republican party needs to be destroyed right down to the grass roots.

Trump has signed a memo to begin restricting federal funding from going to certain Democratic-led cities that the administration determines to be “anarchist jurisdictions,” aiming an attack on political opponents just months ahead of the 2020 election.

Video from #Minsk airport right now, #Russia ‘s Prime Minister #MikhailMishustin arrives in #Belarus following the talks betweeen Russian Foreign Minister #Lavrov, and Belarus’s Foreign Minister #Makei. The official purpose of the visit is unknown.

Schools in Belarus are warning parents who attend protests that their children may be seized under a 2006 law on "dysfunctional families", says a lawyer & member of the opposition's coordination council. "The right to peaceful assembly has become a crime."

《National Geographic》 Hong Kong mourns the end of its way of life as China cracks down on dissen

The Vatican should speak up on China’s repression in Hong Kong and beyond, George Weigel writes

Mainland Chinese authorities have seized two luxury Beijing properties owned by Jackie Chan—despite objections and court appeals by the Hong Kong movie star.

Hong Kong's school textbooks will change the way they describe the territory's constitutional arrangements. By redefining the city’s political system, Beijing is believed to be seeking to tighten its control over the territory

Surveillance program that gathered Americans’ phone data was illegal, court finds

A prominent British human rights lawyer is convening an independent tribunal in London to investigate whether the Chinese government’s alleged rights abuses against Uighur Muslims constitute genocide or crimes against humanity.

New: In cities across the country, leaders face a phenomenon encountered in Baltimore and Chicago: officers slowing their work in the wake of high-profile episodes of police violence. Reporter Alec MacGillis asks: Will the result be different this time?

Angela Merkel is under pressure from her own party to drop support for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with Russia after evidence of Kremlin involvement in the poisoning opposition leader Alexey Navalny

The President of the United States today told his voters to vote twice, and the Attorney General, the top law enforcement officer in the country, refused to say that it’s illegal to vote twice. Please vote this November like it’s a state of emergency. Because it is.

President Donald Trump is the election meddler-in-chief

Many people are saying @realDonaldTrump was pushed up this ramp in a wheelchair. Low energy! No stamina! Sad!

Dear Bill Barr of @TheJusticeDept: As the Attorney General, you are expected not to be an idiot when it comes to basic legal principles. Federal law prohibits voting more than once in the same election. 52 U.S. Code § 10307.

Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent the Kremlin has used before. Russian foreign minister Lavrov says they are investigating. Yes, investigating why Navalny is still alive!

#BREAKING. In #Belarus, president Lukashenka dismissed the head of the Security Council Raukou (in this position since Jan 2020) and the head of the KGB security service Valulchyk (since Nov 2012).

The mega-loyalist Nunes was seemingly the first person in Trumpworld to publicly float the rumor of a plane full of geared-up antifa soldiers—days before the president spread it

Judge Orders Gen. Mattis, Other Former Pentagon Leaders to Testify About Origins of Trump’s Transgender Military Ban


President Trump signed a memo today to restrict federal $ from going to "anarchist jurisdictions" - the memo cites Seattle, Portland, NYC & D.C. Per the memo, below is how DOJ is supposed to determine what the "anarchist jurisdictions" are: