Dominic Cummings's excuse over his alleged breach of the rules appeared a parody of the shifty political class he once pretended to despise https://t.co/pfk1SgD570
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) May 25, 2020
— 🌈 Angela Rayner 🌈 (@AngelaRayner) May 25, 2020
Question for whichever Murdoch lickspittle now edits the Sun: how has what Cummings done been ‘right for the country?’ pic.twitter.com/gNARleggD0
— Tim Walker (@ThatTimWalker) May 25, 2020
This is why people are angry. Not only was the decision to unilaterally break the guidelines reckless, the decision to defend that choice is callous. Johnson, and everyone who has defended Cummings these past days, has shown a fundamental lack of respect and humanity.
— James Ker-Lindsay (@JamesKerLindsay) May 25, 2020
Reflections on a truly extraordinary day. The PM has made up his mind but what matters now is the court of public opinion. The jury still out on whether Cummings will be able to hang on https://t.co/ddyn0COY5P
— Beth Rigby (@BethRigby) May 25, 2020
"On the point about eyesight, I'm finding I have to wear spectacles for the first time in years… so I'm inclined to think that's very, very plausible"
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) May 25, 2020
Today is a test of a mode of politics, a mode Cummings made. His remarks were laced with attacks on the media. He didn’t give an inch even when it was clear that what he was saying wasn’t correct. It’s a way of doing politics which has been v successful. Has it reached its limit?
— Lewis Goodall (@lewis_goodall) May 25, 2020
🔥 Cummings caught in arrant lie 🔥
In the Rose Garden today, he pretended (twice) he had been some uncanny prophet about coronavirus…
…but he just doctored his old blogs.
[Gawd bless the Wayback Machine which snapshots websites over time]
I am so, so sick of the lying. https://t.co/e8YwEQrN4R
— Dr Mike Galsworthy (@mikegalsworthy) May 25, 2020
How amazing that in 16th century dialect Barnard Castle was a euphemism for a pathetic excuse! pic.twitter.com/7c5hV4wLs1
— suzannehfranks (@suzannehfranks) May 25, 2020
if Cummings is unhappy about inaccurate stories in the media just wait til he reads that lockdown Spectator piece by Mary Wakefield
— Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) May 25, 2020
A second bishop received death threats from Cummings fans. Looovely people. https://t.co/XDIvIhuMhF
— Steve Peers (@StevePeers) May 25, 2020
Ten minutes late.
Must be struggling to shed his exoskeleton.
— Enough Of That Now (@AndyGilder) May 25, 2020
"Bowler's name, please….
ffs…BOWLER'S NAME, PLEASE!! Thank you…." pic.twitter.com/m7OjQsMUgn
— Pavilion Opinions (@pavilionopinion) May 25, 2020
Far worse than Cummings taking the country for an idiot is that he, and Boris Johnson, delivered this tragedy for tens, very likely soon to be hundreds, of thousands of his countrymen and women. https://t.co/rJY5chwLi9
— Jo Maugham QC (@JolyonMaugham) May 25, 2020
Who says that POTUS doesn’t know how to celebrate Memorial Day? Nothing like taking some potshots at a veteran before firing up the old White House grill. https://t.co/SOmz5U33LK
— Julian Zelizer (@julianzelizer) May 25, 2020
Every day these days is a memorial to presidential dignity. https://t.co/rVjglDAadj
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) May 25, 2020
In anticipation, I guess, of @realDonaldTrump’s trademark “Happy Memorial Day” message, his campaign sent out this request to celebrate soldiers’ sacrifices by buying merchandise to help re-elect a man who doesn’t know the meaning of the word “sacrifice.” pic.twitter.com/mbRL87ugi4
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) May 23, 2020
If he wins another term, you're going to see this clip a lot. You may even see it in October when Barr releases his report on the agents who investigated Trump. This isn't hysterical word play. This is him threatening a purge of career government officials.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) May 25, 2020
As Trump's never-ending meltdown continues….
REMINDER: Trump sent security agents to steal his health & mental health records from his doctors office and conceal them in hiding.
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) May 25, 2020
Think if Trump had been POTUS when the Challenger exploded.
“It was built by Jimmy Carter. I know how to build things that don’t explode. The teacher who died said nasty things about me.” https://t.co/sLlcY8wNWK
— Jeff Timmer (@jefftimmer) May 25, 2020
— The Hill (@thehill) May 25, 2020
— The Hill (@thehill) May 25, 2020
As this thread shows, though, the world is not all hurt…
Love always wins over hate. The Kentuckians who stood in front of our home today with signs of encouragement and positivity have not gone unnoticed or unappreciated. ^BB
— First Lady Britainy Beshear (@BritainyBeshear) May 25, 2020
Amusing that Trump is now threatening to pull the Republican National Convention from Charlotte.
Apparently, it was the only city that submitted a bid.
Good luck finding a new location with three months to go. https://t.co/Cgy7fs89ye
— Chris Lu (@ChrisLu44) May 25, 2020
except the plan all along was to hold it at one of his resorts…
Trump’s threat to pull the convention from Charlotte unless the gov allows for attendees to attend in full (and risk mass infection) raises the tantalizing prospect that this year’s RNC gathering will end up at… Doral.
— Sam Stein (@samstein) May 25, 2020
So this means Trump 100% wants to have the RNC Convention at Trump Doral. Remember when he threw a hissy fit in front of the world when they wouldn’t let him host G7 summit there. This would be a way to recoup lost wages so to speak. P.S. the Doral is a dump. @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/57jT9t1mFD
— NoelCaslerComedy (@CaslerNoel) May 25, 2020
North Carolina sees highest one-day spike in coronavirus cases.
"We're just testing more, so we are seeing the amount of cases that we have, in a more accurate way," the mayor of Durham says. https://t.co/PkC6IFezo4
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 25, 2020
WHO warns of "immediate second peak" in countries where coronavirus infections are declining. https://t.co/aMCwV6oYjq
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 25, 2020
Why was Belgium’s outbreak so bad? https://t.co/TIaS4dSfj3
— Paul Musgrave🍕 (@profmusgrave) May 25, 2020
— BBC News NI (@BBCNewsNI) May 25, 2020
"All you need to do, actually if you don’t fancy quarantining is to fly to Dublin Airport, put a foot on Irish soil and then fly straight to whichever UK airport you want"https://t.co/xukIQO50eO
— DublinLive (@DublinLive) May 25, 2020
Eid Mubarak all✨
Especially to this Ikea branch in Germany.
Local Muslims asked if they can use the car park for prayers in order to maintain distancing per regulations. And Ikea said yes pic.twitter.com/6EDLmjkY9I
— Abdirahim Saeed (@AbdirahimS) May 24, 2020
Branson’s Long Beach-based Virgin Orbit cuts short its test of rocket launch from 747 https://t.co/GJ2W7IceSU
— O.C. Register (@ocregister) May 25, 2020
Because the first step in overcoming your addiction to planetary destruction is admitting it on a T-shirt.https://t.co/qZk4O7jmVW
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) May 25, 2020