Piecing together Trump’s solution to the global pandemic:
Send everybody to school
Fill stadiums & churches
Relax the guidelines
Close no businesses
Rush medicines without data
Don’t wear a mask (except in a hospital)
We simply can’t live with this.
— Andy Slavitt @ 🏡 (@ASlavitt) July 14, 2020
today's damage report in one sentence. pic.twitter.com/wvgSHbrvOM
— WTF Just Happened (@WTFJHT) July 14, 2020
If you cannot deny the facts, hide them. If you cannot hide the consequences, blame someone else for them. Trump would tear down the US ability to fight Covid before accepting any responsibility. https://t.co/HzYjskOAqN
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) July 14, 2020
Adjusted for population, Florida’s current outbreak is roughly 70 times worse than the worst hit country in Europe (the UK). And it’s not due to testing — the UK has done more tests per capita than the US. https://t.co/OrGBEUgpRb
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) July 14, 2020
“You treat COVID, you look at COVID, you see COVID, you smell COVID, you hear COVID. Everything’s COVID. There are two parallel worlds: The world inside the hospital and the world outside … We need people to understand that it is a dire situation.” https://t.co/dL81M75SAN
— Millie Tran (@millie) July 14, 2020
I'm not sure going on national TV and saying maniacal things while sweating profusely is going to help Trump's eroding standing in the polls https://t.co/bBEA9yMCej
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 14, 2020
“Cannon said she was astonished the panelists would claim that the use of masks was not necessary and that she “could not disagree more strongly” with the recommendation.” https://t.co/XpvorQr2y8
— Ronald Brownstein (@RonBrownstein) July 14, 2020
‘Let’s reopen schools!!!’
Our US epidemic is now 8-10x worse than we ever were in the spring… but suddenly reopening schools is okay?!
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) July 14, 2020
The folly of premature reopening is now endangering education https://t.co/iS2MbxqcOf
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) July 14, 2020
I’ve just had it. We need a Secretary of Education that’s going to work with teachers, states, and districts to develop reopening plans that actually work and are based in science.
We need to get rid of Betsy DeVos. pic.twitter.com/xy4uYwKQuq
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) July 14, 2020
— Ben Siegel (@benyc) July 14, 2020
Q: Why are African Americans still dying at the hands of law enforcement in this country?
@realDonaldTrump: So are white people. So are white people. What a terrible question to ask. So are white people. More white people, by the way. More white people. pic.twitter.com/xOrZtbv7lp
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) July 14, 2020
CATHERINE HERRIDGE: You understand why the flag is a painful symbol for many people because it's a reminder of slavery
TRUMP: "Well, people love it." https://t.co/lSn8oLqSjj
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 14, 2020
On Bastille Day, cake…
Holy shit, this can’t be real. 😂
Yes, all you slackers who lost your jobs because Trump bungled the pandemic: #FindSomethingNew!
White House campaign urges jobless to 'find something new' https://t.co/AJFBEZuP6T
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) July 14, 2020
Wait. Wait. Trump’s new jobs slogan is “Find Something New”??
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) July 14, 2020
— Trump'sPissingMeOff 🌊😘👠🦸♀️.❣️TriggeringMagats (@RetiredMaybe) July 14, 2020
Of course, there was another unhinged presser today…
After it's clear that Trump is using this Rose Garden presser as a campaign event to attack Joe Biden, CNN pulls away:
Wolf Blitzer: "He’s clearly deteriorating into a campaign-type speech going after the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden." pic.twitter.com/9uECoLwGn3
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) July 14, 2020
This is incoherent, rambling, and very very worrisome.
The President cannot even articulate a single sentence that makes sense or is passingly true.
I know we're inured to a lot, but still…
— Susan Glasser (@sbg1) July 14, 2020
The turn would be southward.
I get the impulse to want to rough up your opponent, but Americans are living through a once-in-a-century crisis right now and the ones Trump desperately needs on his side in Nov want the president to fix it. Not rant incoherently about conspiracies. https://t.co/P4t3U8IPOq
— Ian Sams (@IanSams) July 14, 2020
Trump finally said something that’s true: “nobody’s ever done what we’ve done”
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) July 14, 2020
Forget the polls. Look at all the bikers!
I believe this is the strangest political event I ever have seen.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) July 14, 2020
But better build more coffins just to be safe
— emily nunn (@EmilyRNunn) July 14, 2020
— Fernand R. Amandi (@AmandiOnAir) July 14, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers report that the first vaccine tested in the US for coronavirus boosted volunteers' immune systems, as hoped.
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) July 14, 2020
“This is our second chance. We won’t get a third. If we don’t get the growth of this pandemic under control now, in a few months, when the weather turns cold and forces people…indoors, we could face a disaster that dwarfs the situation today.” https://t.co/mxVDEhgdjb
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) July 14, 2020
We're about to have an unemployment crisis, eviction crisis, health crisis, child care crisis, and business failure crisis all feeding each other, and the federal government does not particularly seem to care. https://t.co/YR7R5woStk
— Hamilton Nolan (@hamiltonnolan) July 14, 2020
SCOTUS: "Justice Ginsburg was admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland early this
morning for treatment of a possible infection. She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial
Hospital in Washington, D.C. last night after experiencing fever and chills." pic.twitter.com/daBvyXFRTz
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) July 14, 2020
My bit on toxic mask-ulinity in Boris Johnson’s government https://t.co/AIZniY47gz
— Marina Hyde (@MarinaHyde) July 14, 2020
Siri what does entitled prick sound like? https://t.co/ZIRvBKSrWc
— Pastor “Now’s not the time” Jimberoo 😷 (@PastorJimberoo1) July 14, 2020
Boris Johnson hasn’t held Cobra meeting over coronavirus since May https://t.co/EXv17FaqBz
— The New European (@TheNewEuropean) July 14, 2020
3 January 2020: Aquind donates £10k to Alok Sharma, then DFiD minister
13 February: Sharma made Business Sec, becomes responsible for Aquind planning ruling
25 February: Sharma shares table with two directors of Aquind at Tory Winter Partyhttps://t.co/HKzz8wlEYR
— Mikey Smith (@mikeysmith) July 14, 2020
— Reuters (@Reuters) July 14, 2020
So many of you saying Russia and Israel. Let me reiterate that we are indeed controlled by the USA. It’s just that the USA is controlled by Russia and Israel. So ultimately yes, you’re right.
— The Conservative Party #StayAway ᴾᵃʳᵒᵈʸ (@TheBigCons) July 14, 2020
Only a Prime Minister as incomprehensibly inept as Boris Johnson would manage to put the country in a position where 80% of the 'savings' from Brexit, the cost of EU membership, would be squandered EVERY YEAR on additional red tape https://t.co/cKIn8kRd5w
— Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) July 14, 2020
And tonight in sports…
If you have goal alerts set up on your phone, switch to vibrate mode and slide it up your rectum. Might as well enjoy the second half. #hcafc
— Hull City Kits (@HullCityKits) July 14, 2020
THESE BOYS CARE!
— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) July 14, 2020
Who could have possibly predicted that this bizarrely rational approach would actually work? pic.twitter.com/IAJjx9Lm77
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) July 14, 2020
The deal was signed with trade unions on Monday after weeks of negotiations, and will see wages rise by €183 a month on average
— Darren McCaffrey (@DarrenEuronews) July 14, 2020
Emmanuel Macron has promised a further €100bn to finance France’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic — on top of the €460bn already allocated https://t.co/gZhZKiU7Ca
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) July 14, 2020
French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that face masks will soon be required in public indoor spaces to curtail the coronavirus outbreak, acknowledging that infections were again on the rise https://t.co/f8SFRdCQQ0
— AFP news agency (@AFP) July 14, 2020
U.S. diplomacy has become nearly worthless, because the whole world can see the Grand Canyon-size gap between Pompeo’s rhetoric and Trump’s actions/beliefs.
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) July 14, 2020
Your occasional reminder that ‘frozen’ conflicts don’t remain so.. https://t.co/MBPxGmOkP9
— Ziya Meral (@Ziya_Meral) July 14, 2020
Ghislaine Maxwell, an alleged accomplice of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, pleads not guilty and a judge orders her to remain jailed pending trial in July 2021 https://t.co/shxq4iO4Yu
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) July 14, 2020
BREAKING: A judge has denied bail for Ghislaine Maxwell after she pleaded not guilty to sex abuse charges. Maxwell is accused of recruiting girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse more than two decades ago. https://t.co/JUVhypHJVC
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 14, 2020
According to federal prosecutors in NY, #GhislaineMaxwell is currently married.
— Tony Morrison 🏳️🌈 • ABC News (@THETonyMorrison) July 14, 2020
Sometimes you just want to get away…
Your summer road trip just went digital. https://t.co/9g3ogWEkkY
— Motherboard (@motherboard) July 14, 2020
You are not even the star sign you thought you were pic.twitter.com/92T7pp8EZx
— James Doleman (@jamesdoleman) July 14, 2020