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Opinion | The Trump father-son psychodrama – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/07/trump-father-son-psychodrama/

And, behind on news, so here’s some links to recent news:

James Comey: Geoffrey Berman upheld the finest tradition of the SDNY office – The Washington Post

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/20/james-comey-something-stinks/

Trump’s false claim that Obama ‘never even tried to fix’ police brutality – The Washington Post

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/06/17/trumps-false-claim-that-obama-never-even-tried-fix-police-brutality/

Trump’s 2020 polls are getting worse. Here’s proof. – The Washington Post

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/06/16/trumps-2020-polls-are-getting-worse-heres-proof/

Mike Pence’s deceptions unmask Trump’s dangerous reelection strategy – The Washington Post

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/16/mike-pences-deceptions-unmask-trumps-dangerous-reelection-strategy/

President Trump has made more than 20,000 false or misleading claims – The Washington Post

“It took President Trump 827 days to top 10,000 false and misleading claims in The Fact Checker’s database, an average of 12 claims a day.”

“But on July 9, just 440 days later, the president crossed the 20,000 mark — an average of 23 claims a day over a 14-month period, which included the events leading up to Trump’s impeachment trial, the worldwide pandemic that crashed the economy and the eruption of protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody.”

“The coronavirus pandemic has spawned a whole new genre of Trump’s falsehoods. The category in just a few months has reached nearly 1,000 claims, more than his tax claims combined. Trump’s false or misleading claims about the impeachment investigation — and the events surrounding it — contributed almost 1,200 entries to the database.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/07/13/president-trump-has-made-more-than-20000-false-or-misleading-claims/

Opinion | Mary Trump tells Rachel Maddow that Trump is a racist and a pathological liar – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/17/new-interview-mary-trump-lays-bare-our-national-nightmare-her-uncle/

The most racist president in modern history revels in violence – The Washington Post

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“Police brutality, especially the use of excessive force against unarmed black people, is pervasive and a travesty that has existed for generations with the knowledge and toleration of America’s criminal justice system.”

“Police brutality has even been publicly endorsed.”

“Let’s return to a gathering of law enforcement officers at Suffolk County Community College on New York’s Long Island on July 28, 2017, where the main speaker was giving advice to police on how to treat people who’ve been arrested.”

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-most-racist-president-in-modern-history-revels-in-violence/2020/06/12/c406fee4-ac1d-11ea-a9d9-a81c1a491c52_story.html

Biden Outlines Plan To Restart Economy, Including Testing Every Worker : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR

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Updated at 6:25 p.m. ET

“Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced on Thursday an expansive plan to restart the economy and protect public health during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, including federally funded testing for every worker called back on the job, guaranteed paid sick leave for workers affected by COVID-19 and a federally coordinated contact tracing workforce.”

” “Trump may have forgotten about the coronavirus, but it hasn’t forgotten about us,” Biden said at the front of a horseshoe-shaped table at a community center in West Philadelphia. “The failure to respond to the pandemic, I think the federal government has abdicated any effective leadership role.” “

Source: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/06/11/875189778/biden-outlines-plan-to-reopen-economy-including-testing-every-worker

See also: https://joebiden.com/reopening/

The Trump Regime Is Beginning to Topple – The Atlantic

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Updated at 12:04 p.m. on June 6, 2020

“Over the course of his presidency, Donald Trump has indulged his authoritarian instincts—and now he’s meeting the common fate of autocrats whose people turn against them. What the United States is witnessing is less like the chaos of 1968, which further divided a nation, and more like the nonviolent movements that earned broad societal support in places such as Serbia, Ukraine, and Tunisia, and swept away the dictatorial likes of Milošević, Yanukovych, and Ben Ali.”

“And although Trump’s time in office will end with an election and not an ouster, it is only possible to grasp the magnitude of what we’re seeing and to map what comes next by looking to these antecedents from abroad.”

“As in the case of many such revolutions, two battles are being waged in America. One is a long struggle against a brutal and repressive ideology. The other is a narrower fight over the fate of a particular leader. The president rose to power by inflaming racial tensions. He now finds his own fate enmeshed in the struggle against police brutality and racism.”

Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/how-regime-change-happens/612739/

Trump’s Plan to End Obama’s Peaceful Police Reform Succeeded

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“Last October, Minneapolis Police Union president Bob Kroll appeared at a Trump rally. Clad in his red “Cops for Trump” T-shirt, Kroll (who has been alleged to be affiliated with white supremacists) gloated that the president had unshackled his officers from the restraints imposed by Trump’s predecessor. “The Obama administration and the handcuffing and oppression of police was despicable,” he told the crowd. “The first thing President Trump did when he took office was turn that around, got rid of the Holder-Loretta Lynch regime and decided to start takin— letting the cops do their job, put the handcuffs on the criminals instead of us.” “

“We will never know if that unshackling emboldened Derek Chauvin to murder George Floyd. But the line between the relief demanded by Kroll on behalf of Minneapolis police, and the naked assassination committed on camera by one of his officers, is quite direct. The world around us, in which the streets of every major American city are filled with protesters, is the result of Trump granting the wishes of the most retrograde police officers. They are getting what they asked for.”

Source: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/05/trumps-george-floyd-obama-protest-police-violence-kneeling.html

False claims and disinformation are the central feature of Trump’s presidency – The Washington Post

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“For weeks, as the coronavirus silently spread through the United States, President Trump belittled the threat and repeatedly praised China for “transparency” and the World Health Organization for its handling of the outbreak. But when the death toll mounted and the scope of the public health crisis became too difficult to ignore, Trump reversed course.”

” “I always felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic,” he declared — then angrily blamed China for failing to contain the new virus and accused the WHO of helping a coverup. He later withdrew the United States from the WHO.”

“Likewise, when a distraught widower asked Twitter to remove Trump’s tweets insinuating that the man’s wife had been killed by MSNBC morning host Joe Scarborough, Trump ignored the plea and repeated the slander.”

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/trump-fact-checker-book/2020/06/01/c6323b88-a435-11ea-b619-3f9133bbb482_story.html

Trump’s claim that he’s done more for black Americans than any president since Lincoln – The Washington Post

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“But the claim that Trump has exceeded every other president since Lincoln earned only derision from prominent historians. Instead, they said Lyndon B. Johnson, who signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, is clearly the president who had the most lasting impact on the lives of African Americans. These legislative victories were not easy, requiring Johnson to build coalitions with moderate Republicans and liberal Democrats to defeat the powerful segregationists in his own party who dominated the South.”

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/06/05/trumps-claim-that-hes-done-more-blacks-than-any-president-since-lincoln/