Update: 2am London
Donald Trump on Fox News at the Lincoln Memorial. This has to be the opening scene for whoever writes the definitive History of the Decline and Fall of the American Republic.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 3, 2020
Video of President Trump, sitting at the feet of the Lincoln Memorial, saying is he being treated worse than President Abraham Lincoln, who was assassinated after freeing enslaved people across America. https://t.co/PHBVFHpCox
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) May 4, 2020
The Lincoln Memorial is one of the nation’s most hallowed sites. It honors the president who freed slaves and united the country, and was host to civil rights history. Tonight Trump is staging a “big show” inside the memorial and complaining he’s treated worse than Lincoln.
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) May 4, 2020
An elementary school teacher who tells him that she really supports him and prays for him asks him to stop being a bully and stop rambling and to let go of his negative behaviors.
Trump replies by saying he’s been treated worse than Abraham Lincoln.
I am not making this up.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) May 4, 2020
Watching this Trump/Fox interview: I can’t imagine being in a political party that has an entire propaganda network at its disposal.
Do GOP staffers even prepare their bosses for Fox interviews?? No hard questions. No gotchas. No follow-ups. Nothing even remotely challenging.
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) May 4, 2020
A midget at the feet of a giant. https://t.co/XnmJfAm1lQ
— Robert Shrum (@BobShrum) May 4, 2020
It’s like the GOP found the town drunk in the middle of a bender and put him on camera for a few hours. That summarizes Trump’s town hall tonight.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) May 4, 2020
Basically, Trump told a guy getting hit by tariffs not to worry, because he’s giving the money to farmers. Because he thinks the guy who asked the question believes, as he does, that China is paying the tariffs.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) May 4, 2020
There’s not a single thing Trump has said that is true or historically correct. He is a bloviating, incompetent buffoon and an embarrassment as a US leader.
His incompetence now has led to 68,000 deaths and counting. He needs to lose in a historic landslide then face trial.
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) May 4, 2020
In 2010, Obama sat for a 20-min interview with Bret Baier. Baier interrupted him 16 times.
"I didn’t want to interrupt him as much as I did,” Baier said. “Trying to nail him down on a number of specifics was tough.”
Thinking about that a lot tonight.https://t.co/b5hrwH0mvV
— Nicole Hemmer (@pastpunditry) May 4, 2020
It is altogether unfitting and improper that we do this https://t.co/3XYthqwvU5
— Carlos Lozada (@CarlosLozadaWP) May 3, 2020
Earlier: Dogs and Cats, living together…
BULLSHIT. The “plague” came & YOU called it a DEMOCRAT HOAX. You mocked it. You said it was just like the flu. You said 15 cases would soon go to zero. You said it’d ‘miraculously be gone by April’. You said everyone could be tested. You LIED. And You FAILED. #Trump #CoronaVirus
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) May 3, 2020
"While his presidency crumbled, the president* tried to confuse and misdirect the people with dangerous advice and false cures, but the more he spoke, the more people realized that the real plague was named Donald Trump." #SundayMorning @jilevin https://t.co/w5FVzUixCq
— 🇧ILL 🇦UCL🌋IR 🌊 (@bill_auclair) May 3, 2020
Evangelical fundamentalists who openly defied social distancing guidelines are dying of COVID-19
"A phantom plague": Evangelicals are dying in frightening numbers. https://t.co/6efU5wGZWr
— JerseyCraig 😷 Democrat. (@Jersey_Craig) May 3, 2020
This is how Americans now interpret freedom: Not as a political condition in a democratic society, but as a constant chant of "you're not the boss of me." This is not freedom, or at least not freedom in any political sense. It's a child-like understanding of autonomy. /1 https://t.co/lB7Xth6KCP
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) May 3, 2020
70K Americans are dead but Donald Trump is the real victim.
Start the clock whenever you want, Biff. Every step of the way has been a colossal display of incompetence, egoism and not a shred of empathy. https://t.co/5lXbFFchzQ
— Tim Hannan (@TimHannan) May 3, 2020
‘We Weren’t Protected’: Low-Quality Masks Infiltrate U.S. Coronavirus Supply – WSJ https://t.co/9wiLMoHaMb
— 😷Crispin Burke😷 (@CrispinBurke) May 3, 2020
It’s coming. By mid-Summer Travel to the USA will be bannned like we are a plague ship … bc we are. #SadSickWorld https://t.co/dolZhINm69
— Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) May 3, 2020
Remember what I’ve been saying about immigration and passive eugenics? https://t.co/EW7Y2I5rnp
— Brooke Binkowski (@brooklynmarie) May 3, 2020
Only Donald Trump could make me feel sympathy for George W. Bush. https://t.co/oW0MIniO49
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) May 3, 2020
Trump’s faith adviser and White House employee Paula White is fundraising during the coronavirus pandemic pic.twitter.com/zxOiJsQwVy 01#Resist
— Tomthunkit™ (@TomthunkitsMind) May 3, 2020
oh and, yeah…
Murder Hornets… of course those are a real thing. pic.twitter.com/ertw6xEI6D
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) May 3, 2020
The “murder hornets” probably won’t bother you personally, but the invasive Asian giant hornet is a threat to the already declining bee population in the United States. https://t.co/sKkeQAY1AD
— Vox (@voxdotcom) May 3, 2020
If only the 28,446 people who've died in the UK had had a baby or a will to live pic.twitter.com/wwxPyntcgk
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) May 3, 2020
'Boris' is now an almost abstract concept, existing exclusively as a kind of linguistic bunting they can bring out on special occasions to make people cheer.
— simon maginn (@simonmaginn) May 3, 2020
I don't think doctors work like this, do you?
I do think Cummings is at work here building a Cult of
Boris, don't you?
I do think the MSM is either extraordinarily gullible or shamefully complicit, don't you? https://t.co/4thULxw7Fx
— Tom London (@TomLondon6) May 3, 2020
Donald Trump speaking on how ill Boris Johnson sounded on the phone, and how he was prying for the PM.
Papers claiming they prepared for his death. #BorisJohnson #COVID19 #coronavirus
Shit… Wrong video… Shit.. Fuck.. Shit.. pic.twitter.com/NoF5lUUtgl
— Borisbot (@BorisParody) May 3, 2020
But it is ok, apparently, for Johnson (not fucking *Boris*) to decide if and when Scotland can have a 'gold standard' S30 permission to exercise its people's sovereignty. #GetIndyDone pic.twitter.com/vbfDAhzbNg
— The Crossgate Centre #SupportsAlexSalmond (@CrossgateCentre) May 3, 2020
”The disease has halted negotiations and infected the lead negotiators. All Whitehall capacity is being spent on the immediate crisis. Boris Johnson has no time for Brexit. If he did, he might want to practise some social distancing from the idea.” https://t.co/aEseayCOc9
— Mom de plume (on request) – 🕷 #FBPE (@NargisWalker) May 3, 2020
The way we work is going to change in the next year as this @FT article shows: surely this is going to both accelerate trends as well as create new conditions? https://t.co/WPvUkL6W43
— Charlie Beckett (@CharlieBeckett) May 3, 2020
We are currently NOT all in this together.
Small business owners will be needed to help drive the economic recovery but without support from @rishisunak we simply won’t be around to help. @BorisJohnson @Keir_Starmer #ForgottenLtd https://t.co/wTRFSe9Tvg
— Eleanor Parnell-Smith (@P_S_Eleanor) May 3, 2020
God bless #Gogglebox. Love this. pic.twitter.com/2jeYnu91NC
— Mike Galsworthy (@mikegalsworthy) May 3, 2020
The 4 major trouble countries now, #COVID19 pandemic:
Brazil, Russia, India, and United States (BRIUS)
Cases @OurWorldInData and Deaths @FT
(increase in slope or no descent) 1/2 pic.twitter.com/7KsAWGiTUf
— Eric Topol (@EricTopol) May 3, 2020
“The outline of a very different, post-American, post-coronavirus world is already taking shape,” writes @anneapplebaum "It’s a world in which American opinions will count less, while the opinions of America’s rivals will count more.” https://t.co/vHmXa8rudq
— Yoni Appelbaum (@YAppelbaum) May 3, 2020
Pompeo says 'significant' evidence new coronavirus emerged from Chinese lab https://t.co/KzGfGSz3TA pic.twitter.com/GmEAvnOAlY
— Reuters (@Reuters) May 3, 2020
China took painful steps to quell its outbreak of coronavirus. But it also took extreme measures to curate information. This is what happened at the dawn of the pandemic—as seen through the news and social media posts that vanished from China’s internet. https://t.co/HncDTDUqP5
— WIRED (@WIRED) May 3, 2020
Third Russian doctor plunges from coronavirus hospital window after complaining about lack of PPE https://t.co/RtMLDJp06I
— Bill Browder (@Billbrowder) May 3, 2020
Russia has a huge fund for times of crisis. But Putin is hesitating on a sweeping rescue plan. https://t.co/Pp7FHQE75q
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 3, 2020
India cracks down on Muslims under cover of coronavirus https://t.co/vCeYpk8IXY
— Financial Times (@FT) May 3, 2020
finally, something to look forward to…
It is 100% predictable: no matter what the numbers say, Trump will reject any loss in November as Democratic cheating. He has multiple networks devoted to propagandizing for him & mobs of armed white people eager to enforce his will. I don't hear anybody planning for this.
— David Roberts (@drvox) May 3, 2020