Wednesday, September 16, 2020

“2 million people dead” chasing herd immunity without vaccine. Trump himself said it in April. Yet he just advocated for herd last night. This is why Trump is so dangerous — his policies will kill millions.

I joined @KatyTurNBC to talk about Trump, Russia, Durham, the professionalism of civil servants, and what history will think 25 years from now. — Peter Strzok

Biden: “Let me be clear: I trust vaccines, I trust the scientists, but I don't trust Donald Trump. At this moment, the American people can't, either.”

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Quinnipiac poll: Maine Senate Sara Gideon (D) 54% Susan Collins (R) 42% South Carolina Senate Lindsey Graham (R) 48% Jaime Harrison (D) 48% Kentucky Senate Mitch McConnell (R) 53% Amy McGrath 41%

Quinnipiac poll: Maine Senate Sara Gideon (D) 54% Susan Collins (R) 42% South Carolina Senate Lindsey Graham (R) 48% Jaime Harrison (D) 48% Kentucky Senate Mitch McConnell (R) 53% Amy McGrath 41%

I am honored to have the endorsement of @GovAndyBeshear. He's guided by his compassion for all his fellow Kentuckians—rural and urban, Democrat and Republican, old and young— & that makes him exactly the kind of leader we need to meet this moment. Let’s do this! #TeamKentucky — Amy McGrath

Y'all — the newest poll dropped two hours ago and we've already raised over $175k. Let's keep this momentum going tonight ⬇ — Jaime Harrison

Bob Woodward: "I think one of the things we really need to address ... is the Trump supporter." "We need to understand the appeal, the emotional appeal Trump has to them."

‘Democrat Voters Against Joe Biden’ Group Has Trump Fanatics, a Psychic, but No Actual Dems

“Coal isn’t coming back. You can’t legislate it”: Why President Trump couldn’t make good on his promise to rescue the coal industry.

"I'm not going to give you a readout of what our health care plan looks like and who's working on it. if you want to know, come work here at the White House" -- Kayleigh McEnany

Schumer/McConnell/Warner/Rubio were just in the SCIF

To @BrianKarem, the White House reporter with a backbone: We, the American people, thank you

Like Caputo, the AG may need a 60 day time out: Barr Tells Prosecutors to Consider Charging Violent Protesters With Sedition

Sen. @MittRomney says of Ron Johnson's Biden Burisma investigation: "That, from the outset, had the earmarks of a political exercise, and I'm fearful that comments made in the media recently have only confirmed that perspective." This is likely a dig at Johnson's recent remarks.

The attorney general has gone off the deep end. This is nuts.

Wow. Donald Trump was a Nielsen LOSER last night for ABC. His disastrous town hall drew only 3.8 million viewers and a 0.6 in the key adults under 50 demo. BIG BROTHER and AMERICA'S GOT TALENT both did better, both in viewers and the demo. Sad!

82 days since reports of Russian bounties on our troops. 82 days where Trump has proven his loyalty to Putin over American lives. 48 days until the election.

Senate panel authorizes subpoenas in Russia probe

*whispers* there is no plan

A bronze statue of first lady Melania Trump has been put up near her hometown in Slovenia to replace a wooden version that was damaged in an arson attack in July

"It deeply saddened me that those false accusations were made by a group of really unbelievably professional people that serve this nation," CDC Director Robert Redfield says when asked about HHS official Mike Caputo's claims about CDC scientists.

President Trump thinks that raking and logging alone can prevent wildfires out West. @sarahkaplan48 and I talked to scientists and timber industry officials, who have a different take: in this 'new era of megafire,' it's going to take a lot more to adapt.

United Nations investigators are examining whether Mr. Prince played any role in the failed mercenary operation

CDC director testifies to the importance of wearing masks the morning after the president gave credence to mask deniers/doubters at ABC town hall

A section of the Three Mile Bridge that connects Gulf Breeze, Florida, to Pensacola is missing due to #HurricaneSally, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan says.

Trump calls for stimulus payments and massive economic relief bill, upending Republicans’ more limited approach

Navalny poisoning shows why Putin’s pipeline must be stopped


Twitter and Facebook have shut down accounts on their platforms reportedly linked to a misleading social media campaign run by Turning Point Action, an offshoot of popular conservative youth activist organization Turning Point USA

“Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.), responded to a comment from a fellow lawmaker who said members should be following their convictions by saying: ‘My conviction is to actually do my goddamn job and come up with a solution for the American people.”

During last night’s @ABC town hall, when asked whether he could have done more to stop the coronavirus pandemic, Trump responded: “I don't think so.” It's on tape. Trump knowingly downplayed the dangers of the virus, and nearly 200,000 Americans have died. We must vote him out.

SOON: Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee votes to authorize 41 depositions and subpoenas as part of two Senate GOP investigations — one targeting the Obama administration for the presidential transition period, and other targeting Hunter Biden. List here:

So far this morning, Trump has RT’d a video of a Fox News doctor lying about Dr. Fauci downplaying the transmissibility of COVID-19 and a completely fake video of Biden playing “Fuck tha Police” by NWA.

Look at the absolute state of this. Trump, in less than four years, has completely decimated the world's view of the United States. Many key American allies have more confidence in Putin or Xi than Trump

Trumpworld Martial-Law Talk Might Be More Than Talk Soon

So You Moved During the Pandemic. Now How Do You Vote? Whether you’re staying at a second home, a college dorm, your parents’ house or just moving around, here’s where and how you can vote.

Dolla Bills y'all.

Trump is lying about protecting people's pre-existing conditions. The one plan he ever put up specifically ended those protections and he’s arguing in court to throw out those protections just one week after the election. #vote

As a doctor and a scientist, I can assure you that there is no such thing as a “Deep State scientist.”

See also: Nashi

A federal appeals ruled in favor of the Trump administration with a decision that could end legal status for over 400,000 immigrants living in the United States.

Make your voice heard ๐Ÿ“ข Tell NATO Secretary General @jensstoltenberg how you feel about security today, and in 2030

New Post/ABC polls: Wisconsin (LVs): Biden 52% Trump 46% Minnesota (LVs): Biden 57% Trump 41%

Portugal's deadly racism and far-right growth draw global concern

BREAKING: Trump walks back aluminum tariffs on Canada hours before it was set to announce retaliatory measure

Steve Bannon Is Behind Bogus Study That China Created COVID. I’m shocked. Shocked!

Trump’s former intelligence chief told him to be careful with Devin Nunes – that some info Nunes passes to Trump "turns out to be false" – according to Woodward's book:

“I know Nunes is trying to be doing everything he can to support you,” Coats reportedly told Trump. “But he passes information to you that turns out to be false. In the end, it hurts you. Devin has told you something that is not true.”

Ballots are scheduled to start going out today! Be sure to request yours now by going to and clicking on “Absentee Ballot Request.”

GENEVA (AP) — World Trade Organization rules that Trump administration tariffs on Chinese goods worth over $200 billion are illegal.

.@LindseyGrahamSC wants to scare you into voting for him. I want to inspire you into voting for me. Together, we will make our dreams of a better South Carolina a reality.

United States Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy hired four people who previously worked for his private businesses to work with him at USPS in June, according to documents obtained by American Oversight through FOIA request and viewed by CNN

Belarusians announced the Global Day of Solidarity with Belarus on Sep 20. All those sympathizing Belarus in its fight for democracy encouraged to organize events and actions supporting the Belarusian people during the week Sep 20-26.

VOTER: Why can’t we have a national mask mandate? TRUMP: Waiters

There are approximately 328.2 million people in the US. To get to the low end of herd immunity, about 60% of the population must catch Covid. That's about 196,920,000 cases. The current US death rate is about 2.96%. So that's 5,836,679 deaths necessary for herd immunity.

Donald Trump not only suggested we sell or trade Puerto Rico — but he also left our fellow Americans without the resources they desperately needed after Hurricane Maria. It's unacceptable. As president, I'll support the island's full recovery and invest in its people and future.

“Stocks are owned by everybody,” Trump says, pushing back when asked about how those at the top are doing better in this economy

You are a fucking liar Cory

JUST IN: The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is preparing a possible antitrust lawsuit against Facebook, a source says

Green Party drops mask entirely, nominates guy with his own show on Russia Today.

@WolfBlitzer asked Jared Kushner about Trump's disgusting retweet accusing Joe Biden of being a pedophile. Kushner's deflection: "I haven't seen the tweet."

This text I got just now is dead-on: “Conservatism is more afraid of their own fever dream of what progressivism is than what it actually is, and have forgotten how to think critically.” Yes. That.

Is it strange for the Acting US Attorney to not sign a DOJ motion being brought in SDNY? @AnneMilgram and I broke down DOJ’s decision to take over the defense of President Trump in a defamation lawsuit on the latest @cafedotcom Insider. Listen:

Oregon GOP state senator Fred Girod was one of 11 Republicans who made headlines when they walked out of the senate – some even leaving the state – so that a quorum could not be achieved for a climate change bill. Now the wildfires have claimed his home.

Today 54 Members led by @HouseDemWomen wrote AG Barr urging DOJ to withdraw its motion to intervene on POTUS' behalf in @ejeancarroll's suit. Denying a claim of assault from 20 years before you took office is not an official duty & this sends a dangerous message to survivors!

"In Pennsylvania, ongoing lawsuits over the Green Party candidate appearing on the ballot have prevented counties from sending mail-in ballots to voters."

Does Kushner tape everything like Cohen did? Knowing Jared’s family history, I wouldn’t be surprised.

7 coronavirus-related deaths now connected to Maine wedding

Trump on ABC News Q: Why would you downplay a pandemic that is known to disproportionately harm low income families and minority communities? TRUMP: Yeah, well I didn't downplay it. I actually, in many ways I up-played it in terms of action. Trump admitted to downplaying COVID.

U.S. Image Plummets Internationally as Most Say Country Has Handled Coronavirus Badly. Ratings for Trump remain poor

Pope Francis:”There is no such thing as harmless disinformation; trusting in falsehood can have dire consequences.”

A domestic troll-farm using child labor to pump out misleading and false political messages against ⁦@JoeBiden⁩ without legal disclaimers is being run by the non-profit ⁦@TPUSA⁩ headed by community college dropout ⁦⁦@CharlieKirk11⁩.

"In this case, what Trump thinks is classified is information about me which shows that I am lawless and not following norms. That's what he thinks is is classified... firsthand observations of his own ignorance"

Our planet can’t afford four more years of Donald Trump. Together, @JoeBiden and I will take immediate action to tackle the climate crisis head-on.

"I spoke out because the guy that I saw and that everyone who worked with him saw going back to the Miss Universe Pageants was the biggest narcissist and drug addict I have ever encountered—and I have met a few."

“His own campaign aides privately called the move a game of political Russian roulette.”

I’ve said this before, but the only person with more kompromat on Trump than Putin himself is Jared Kushner, and Trump damn well knows it. @realDonaldTrump

BREAKING: One day after having to testify to Congress about his obstruction of the election, DeJoy forbid investigating THEFT OF MAIL outside USPS buildings. Including BALLOTS. They're caught

new CNN poll of Wisconsin: Biden 52% Trump 42%

BREAKING: Court rules that Ohio's Sec of State "acted arbitrarily in directing “Boards of elections are prohibited from installing a box at any other location other than the board of elections.” [He] lacked a legitimate basis in evidence...It was unreasonable and unlawful."

BREAKING: Just days after @realDonaldTrump praised JP Morgan for requiring employees to return to the office, the bank has now sent a number of securities traders in #NYC back home after some employees tested positive for #coronavirus.

81 days since reports of Russian bounties on our troops. 81 days where Trump has proven his loyalty to Putin over American lives. 49 days until the election.

Donald Trump battles the English language in an attempt to let voters know he now supports herd immunity (3 million US deaths) as the solution to COVID: “You’re going to develop, you’re going to develop herd mentality; it’s going to be, going to be herd developed.”

This is must-see and must-share.@GStephanopoulos stops Donald Trump cold - right in the middle of his lies - and fact checks him in real time on everything from his bogus healthcare plan to his attempts to get rid of preexisting condition protections

Climate change is an existential threat to our planet, and it disproportionately harms the most vulnerable. Even in poor air quality, workers are still out in the fields. "There's nothing heroic about what we do," Erick said when sharing this photo. "We work out of necessity."

Was it ever determined who funds The Federalist? Mr. Meghan McCain here is gaslighting.

Donald Trump is not responsible for COVID-19, but he is responsible for his failed response and for lying to the American people.

We epidemiologists and public health folks want to tear our own eyes out when we see this shit. @Target really needs to call the cops next time. #COVID19

The $12 million settlement with Breonna Taylor's family is a historic move for Louisville, Kentucky, but across America it's the latest financial repercussion in a police misconduct case.

Herd mentality?? You mean herd immunity? That's what you're pursuing for us as a country, and you don't even know what it is? And you think it might be the same thing as herd mentality?

Another tour de force from @ddale8 fact-checking a torrent of lies

Satellite images show that two important glaciers in the Antarctic are sustaining rapid damage at their most vulnerable points, leading to the breaking up of vital ice shelves with major consequences for global sea level rise

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe resigns, clearing way for successor

“Herd Immunity”, which he can’t remember, would cause the death of millions without vaccines. It’s not supported by science or data.

NEW 130 AM CDT: A special advisory has been issued for #Sally, which now has 105-mph winds. Historic, life-threatening flooding is likely along portions of the northern Gulf Coast during the next few hours.

In 2010, leaders from 196 countries gathered in Japan and agreed on a list of goals designed to save the Earth. We've reached the deadline -- and the world has collectively failed to fully achieve a single goal, according to a UN report.

Hurricane #Teddy Advisory 15: Teddy Rapidly Intensifies Into a 90-Mph Hurricane.

Two dozen Hong Kong activists appear in court over banned Tiananmen vigil

Australia criticises China over treatment of Uighurs and for eroding freedoms in Hong Kong

The U.S. is warning citizens of the risk of arbitrary “police and security power” in Hong Kong and urging Americans to reconsider travel there now that the Chinese government has imposed a sweeping security law.

Francisco-Backed Sandvine Nixes Belarus Deal, Citing Abuses

Breaking via NYT: The Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into John Bolton's book.

NEW: ICE deported a crucial witness in an ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual assault and harassment at an El Paso immigrant detention center, according to the witness' lawyers.

.@laurahelmuth, the editor-in-chief of Scientific American, joins @Lawrence to discuss the magazine’s historic endorsement of Joe Biden because of Donald Trump’s “incompetence on science.”

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is stepping up his outreach to Florida Latinos, a key voting bloc in a battleground state where polls show President Trump has made gains

Congrats, Jared Kushner-you just bought yourself several subpoenas down the road.

The President attempts to blame Joe Biden for not implementing a national mask mandate

Anti-maskers forced to dig graves for COVID-19 victims in Indonesia

herd mentality

Trump just said the virus will go away because of “herd mentality”

SCOOP: According to a source with direct knowledge, under his smile Benjamin Netanyahu was deeply angry at Trump for insisting on selling F-35 combat jets to the UAE. Even more outrageous, Trump warned Netanyahu that if he met with Joe Biden, Trump would limit aid to Israel. 1/

As ⁦@WCKitchen⁩ is still in Lake Charles, plus in the fires in Oregon and California and already ready to help in Alabama and Florida, with Hurricane Sally, we have unfortunately a new hurricane on the Atlantic , Teddy.we will be there next to the people!

What is he on?

Pressed on what he would do about the disproportionate number of Black Americans killed by police, Pres. Trump tells @GStephanopoulos, the police "have done generally a great job,” but some “choke under pressure” and “make the wrong decision.”

“choke under pressure”

Because what else are they gonna call it? Donald Trump was just walking along the street, minding his own beeswax, and ABC keelhauled him into a room with a bunch of ordinary voters

Former House Foreign Affairs Committee chair Ed Royce, a Republican from California, has registered as a lobbyist for Chinese tech giant Tencent, which helps implement the Chinese Communist Party's censorship and surveillance regime

I'm not bullshitting you. This is a voting location in my congressional district.

Trump says a coronavirus vaccine may be ready within four week

CONFIRMED: A source familiar says City of Louisville has agreed to pay Breonna Taylor’s family $12 million. Note: The city also says it will implement reforms. The officers involved in Taylor's death have not been arrested or charged.

When Puerto Rico needed leadership the most, Donald Trump reportedly suggested we sell or trade the island. It’s time the more than 3 million American citizens who call Puerto Rico home had a president that gives them the dignity and respect they deserve

BREAKING: In EU State of the Union speech, EU President Ursula Von der Leyen said that the EU Magnitsky Act will be coming out soon. Better late than never and they are finally calling it by it’s proper name “the EU Magnitsky Act” instead of some technical term to please Putin