Daily Summaries

Trump Daily 6/29/2020

  • Arena workers at Trump’s Tulsa rally were marking off seats in the arena to keep people safely apart from each other. The campaign made them stop and removed the stickers they were using.
  • Trump tweeted out a video of his supporters, thanking them. In the video, one of them chants “white power” several times. White House aides have told the press the video stayed up for several hours because the president could not be reached on the golf course. I believe the aides said that, but I do not believe it to be true. Even if Trump were unreachable, multiple people can access his account to delete something. Former Office of Government Ethics director Walter Shaub posited another theory – Trump had to be persuaded the video should come down. The president has not said a word about sending out a video to millions of people featuring one of his racist supporters chanting “white power.”
  • As the Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to throw out the entire ACA, HHS Secretary Azar has admitted the Republicans do not have a plan for a replacement. Millions of people will lose their health insurance and millions will be ineligible to get insurance because of pre-existing conditions. Trump often claims the Republicans are “better” on pre-existing conditions despite having absolutely no proposal for how to protect people with them.
  • In his ongoing crusade against mail voting, Trump said absentee voting was fine but mail-in voting would lead to “the most corrupt election in USA [sic] history.” In several states, there is no distinction at all between absentee voting and mail-in voting. And in several states, the ONLY way to vote is by mail.
  • Carl Bernstein expanded on something detailed in Bob Woodward’s book, Fear – high level officials horrified by how Trump interacts with foreign leaders. In short, he viciously berates our allies, while heaping praise on dictators. He accused Angela Merkel of being stupid. Angela Merkel has a Ph.D. in quantum chemistry. He also said she was in Putin’s pocket while simultaneously being differential when interacting with Putin. You should read this entire article: https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/06/29/politics/trump-phone-calls-national-security-concerns/index.html.
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