Powerful statement by Doc Rivers tonight: "All you hear is Donald Trump & all of them talking about fear. We're the ones getting killed. We're the ones getting shot. … It's amazing why we keep loving this country & this country does not love us back." pic.twitter.com/zqDUAWe6WF
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) August 26, 2020
❌ Bucks vs. Magic
❌ Rockets vs. Thunder and
❌ Lakers vs. Trail Blazers
All three of tonight's playoff games have been postponed. Game 5 of each series will be rescheduled, per NBA press release. pic.twitter.com/m59YP1giwG
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) August 26, 2020
Kenny Smith just walked out on NBA on TNT in support of the players' boycott pic.twitter.com/N4Ix6CPTLG
— Chris Montano (@gswchris) August 26, 2020
This unfolding NBA players boycott of playoff games to protest for justice is NOT just a sports story. It’s a huge cultural inflection point.
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) August 26, 2020
It would be hypocritical and feckless for the NBA to talk about Black Lives Matter and paint it on their courts and wear it on their pregame shirts and then do nothing when they see yet another cop shoot a Black man in the back.
— Touré (@Toure) August 26, 2020
There are a lot of white people more angry that the NBA players decided to strike than they are that police shot an unarmed man 7 times in front of his children and a white teenager murdered two people after being egged on by police.
That’s the problem with America.
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) August 26, 2020
If you think there will be professional sports under an authoritarian regime of continued Trump rule, think again #MAGA.
The percentage of black and brown athletes who are against fascism is high, and they will not play sports should the country undergo extended civil unrest.
— Hawk "This Country is So Broken" Guy (@iowhawk) August 26, 2020
The Milwaukee Brewers will not play their Wednesday night game against the Reds.
They're joining the NBA’s escalating player-led walkouts in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man shot seven times in nearby Kenosha, Wis.https://t.co/K2k15OuBSJ
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) August 26, 2020
Trump's America. Kyle Rittenhouse, a rifle-toting teenage Blue Lives Matter fan suspected of fatally shooting at least two people and injuring another during protests in Kenosha over the shooting of Jacob Blake,
https://t.co/KPa0XllW0c via @thedailybeast
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) August 26, 2020
NEW: Kyle Howard Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who was charged with shooting and killing two people and injuring another in Kenosha during protests for Jacob Blake appeared in the front row at a Donald Trump rally in January, BuzzFeed reports.https://t.co/CNM2UZFCCg
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) August 26, 2020
Officials at the Department of Homeland Security tried to get Trump to care about right-wing terrorism. He ignored them. https://t.co/t1tV1Dboos
— POLITICO (@politico) August 26, 2020
It’s so strange how all these armed white shooters—Kenosha, Charleston, Aurora—keep getting taken into custody alive, but the unarmed black men…. https://t.co/PD8c6vQGRp
— Garrett M. Graff (@vermontgmg) August 26, 2020
What kind of insane country allows a 17 year old boy to own a semi-automatic assault rifle and parade it through the streets before using it on other people. Utterly deranged. https://t.co/RAEHpBwPm4
— Otto English (@Otto_English) August 26, 2020
You want to “protect a gas station”? You want peace? Get police officers to stop detaining Black citizens by pumping bullets into them. And if you know a better way to do that than de-funding police forces, we’re all ears.
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) August 26, 2020
This “Civil unrest advisory” just went out to people in the Kenosha area. pic.twitter.com/R3ZRcJGUS9
— Natasha Korecki (@natashakorecki) August 26, 2020
By using National Parks for politics, President Trump and VP Pence are putting park service employees in an impossible position of assisting in partisan political activity.
We will be watching for that during Pence's speech tonight.https://t.co/IHX7CtAN06
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) August 26, 2020
America will be introduced tonight to a man they’re not familiar with — the Donald Trump of Mike Pence’s imagination.
That, and other things I’m watching for night three: https://t.co/DqYUTurWUX
— Tim Alberta (@TimAlberta) August 26, 2020
"Any pretense that the White House serves as anything other than Donald Trump's campaign backdrop is gone once and for all… The once firmly held belief in separated campaigning from governing has been shredded by this president" – @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/xfOz8xFLRp
— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) August 26, 2020
President Trump plans to accept his party’s nomination for president from the White House on Thursday. It’s expected to be the last of several violations of the Hatch Act over the course of the RNC.https://t.co/yXlMhRtsYK
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 26, 2020
“Donald Trump will never abandon you”
-Donald Trump’s 3rd wife
— Travis Allen 🇺🇸 (@TravisAllen02) August 26, 2020
This is absolutely brutal. Watch and share.
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) August 26, 2020
"A sudden change in federal guidelines on testing came this week as a result of pressure from the upper ranks of the Trump administration.
The directive lines up with rhetoric from President Trump, who has repeatedly said the US should do less testing."https://t.co/by6GbkpT7M
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) August 26, 2020
.@drsanjaygupta reporting on @TheLeadCNN that he had conversation with Dr. Fauci, who was not aware of the @CDCgov change in #covid19 testing recs: "I'm worried that it will give people the incorrect assumption that asymptomatic spread is not of great concern; in fact, it is."
— Leana Wen, M.D. (@DrLeanaWen) August 26, 2020
This alone should be enough to get Redfield to resign. Lives will be lost as a result of this reckless act, done only to give Trump more talking points. https://t.co/YCRtf3A1zO
— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) August 26, 2020
We've since learned that people "high up" on Team Trump were behind it—which is media code for "people acting on Trump's orders or with a clear understanding of what he wanted [implicitly, mass casualties] and how much it'd please him if they delivered it" https://t.co/eFPR5D15I2
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) August 26, 2020
Today Jeff Bezos's net worth hit $200 billion and Elon Musk's hit $100 billion.
Yet 30 million Americans report that their households didn't have enough food in the past week.
American capitalism is off the rails.
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) August 26, 2020
Forecasters say Hurricane #Laura, now a massive Category 4, may bring 'unsurvivable' storm surge to Texas-Louisiana border
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 26, 2020
The National Hurricane Center has forecasted "unsurvivable storm surge" from Hurricane #Laura in parts of Louisiana and Texas. Do NOT underestimate this storm.
This is what that kind of water height looks like: pic.twitter.com/ik7EtpFTzn
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) August 26, 2020
— Chris Cassidy (@Astro_SEAL) August 26, 2020
Iran agreed to let United Nations inspectors into two previously blocked nuclear sites, officials said Wednesday, reversing itself amid an international feud over its nuclear program that has divided world powers and increasingly isolated the U.S. https://t.co/ErDEb2CTw1
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) August 26, 2020
— Reuters (@Reuters) August 26, 2020
BREAKING: Phil Hogan to resign as EU commissioner amid controversy over breaches of Covid-19 restrictions https://t.co/womGqcSLTH
— The Irish Times (@IrishTimes) August 26, 2020
Regarding who Ireland could nominate as new Commissioner, according to well-placed analysis govt has two choices.
1) Nominate a high profile politician, in which case Ireland will lose trade portfolio. 2) Choose someone with a more technical background, who could keep the brief.
— Naomi O'Leary (@NaomiOhReally) August 26, 2020
Germany scraps Brexit talks at next week’s EU ambassadors meeting as Brussels laments “completely wasted” summer of negotiations with the UK. https://t.co/87LJ4TuALA
— Jennifer Rankin (@JenniferMerode) August 26, 2020
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) August 26, 2020
Full earnings compensation is needed or people will be tempted to go to work to pay the bills when the Govt’s considering a pittance £13 a day for low-income people tested positive with COVID-19 in local lockdowns who are told to stay home for 10 days
— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) August 26, 2020
So, in recent months, the Perm Secs at the Foreign Office, Home Office, Dept of Education and the head of the Cabinet office have all been forced out of their jobs. Must be doing wonders for morale at the top of the civil service. A bit like being one of Stalin's generals…
— Gideon Rachman (@gideonrachman) August 26, 2020
No one ever mentioned calling in the army during any Brexit debate before the referendum… https://t.co/O0kn07nlXw
— The New European (@TheNewEuropean) August 26, 2020
– Former Prime Minister @HonTonyAbbott granted an exemption from Australia's ban on citizens from travelling to fly to Europe for breakfast with UK Trade Secretary @trussliz who has given him a Brexit trade gig.
— Latika M Bourke (@latikambourke) August 26, 2020
“Supply chain companies across the UK are focussed on survival and the crisis has put severe pressure on cashflow, restricting their ability to rebuild the stockpiles that were their primary mitigation measure."https://t.co/JEobl4Cmc0
— Best for Britain (@BestForBritain) August 26, 2020
You want to try wearing a bra just for one day mate https://t.co/SicfWUXIG5
— Jess Phillips MP (@jessphillips) August 26, 2020
David Icke trending today.
I await news of what cabinet position he's been appointed to.
— Mr Grumpy (@TheMrGrumpy) August 26, 2020
David Icke speaking at London ‘pandemic’ freedom event this Saturday with doctors and activists. We are looking fascism in the face and it must be the one to blink (Please share far and wide) pic.twitter.com/V16ECJaZzn
— David Icke (@davidicke) August 26, 2020
One of David Icke’s fans thinks the authorities may “fiddle with the skies” to interfere with a demo on Saturday pic.twitter.com/DfpWsjoNT9
— Rory Cellan-Jones (@ruskin147) August 26, 2020
When I worked at Waterstones I used to move all of David Icke's books to the comedy section.
— Mulder (@MrPatrickMulder) August 26, 2020