Midday Briefing: Now He's Done It. Donald Trump Has Lost the McPoyle Vote
“Thank you to Wayne Allyn Root for the very nice words. “President Trump is the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world, not just America, he is the best President for Israel in the history of the world…and the Jewish people in Israel love him….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2019
….like he’s the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God…But American Jews don’t know him or like him. They don’t even know what they’re doing or saying anymore. It makes no sense! But that’s OK, if he keeps doing what he’s doing, he’s good for…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2019
First off: Wayne Allyn Root is a loony conservative nutjob who has promoted a number of untrue conspiracy theories (including birtherism, the Seth Rich conspiracy, etc.). Second, none of that is true. Third, Jews don’t believe in the Second Coming. Fourth, Root is basically calling Trump Jesus, which should be sacrilege to every Christian, too. Have I covered all the bases?
Oh wait, one more: Trump lost the McPoyle vote.
According to Trump’s tweet this morning…— Jimmi Simpson (@jimmisimpson) August 21, 2019
1. All Jewish people either worship him like a god or are stupid.
2. Trump is a full-blown antisemite.
Censure would’ve happened with any other president- get your shit together, Congress. https://t.co/EVaa6p9Wvd
Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2019
“I thought it was not nice — the way she blew me off,” President Trump says regarding the prime minister’s comment that his interest in purchasing Greenland was “absurd.”— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) August 21, 2019
The president told Mr. LaPierre that he wanted to focus on mental health and access to juvenile criminal records. Those measures fall far short of the sweeping new restrictions that Democrats sought and that Mr. Trump said he was prepared to endorse in the immediate aftermath of the mass shootings on Aug. 3 and 4 that left more than 30 dead.
Biden says he’s not worried about large crowds his progressive rivals are getting. “What I'm trying to do is go around from town to town. And I'm drawing as big of crowds — bigger than anybody. Have you seen anybody draw bigger crowds than me here in this state?” Yes, he’s told.— Matt Viser (@mviser) August 20, 2019
Collins has always easily won reelection, but her approval rating has fallen. Bloomberg talks to a couple of Dem voters with a history of supporting her who say that's over because of Kavanaugh. https://t.co/CEobBfnEAf pic.twitter.com/eGfIpZDALh— Taniel (@Taniel) August 21, 2019
Meanwhile, the Maine House Speaker — Sarah Gideon, who is Collins’ leading Democratic opponent — is hitting Collins where it hurts the most in Maine, on health care. From the Press Herald:
“It all comes down to facts, and the fact is Susan Collins voted for this law that has allowed this court challenge to happen, that endangers pre-existing condition protections for people and potentially could throw 20 million people off of their health insurance,” Gideon said in an interview with the Press Herald after speaking at an event in Portland that highlighted the Trump administration’s efforts to repeal the ACA. The Protect Our Care bus tour is barnstorming the country and had two stops in Maine on Monday, in Bangor and Portland. Protect Our Care is a national, left-leaning health care advocacy group.
Yes, folks: That stupid tax bill that Collins and other Republicans voted for that benefits the wealthy has also endangered Obamacare and preexisting conditions. Tell all your friends.
That said, it’s probably still gonna be a barn burner if Collins decides to run. She could still get primaried or decide not to run, because her wishy-washiness has not exactly endeared her to a lot of Republicans in the state, either.
Sorry Jimmy Kimmel: your sad story doesn't obligate me or anybody else to pay for somebody else's health care.— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) May 2, 2017
— When Sean Spicer left the White House, everyone assumed this would eventually be in the cards. The card has now been played, and it’s the Joker.
I will never think it’s an amusing diversion for Sean Spicer to be on Dancing with the Stars. He defended and lied about amoral, monstrous if not criminal policies and actions. Way to launder amorality, ABC. Gross.— Mo Ryan (@moryan) August 21, 2019
The thing about casting Sean Spicer on #DWTS is that, as far as I can tell, he has a constituency of zero. He will bring in no new viewers! It's a purely cynical move by (Disney) ABC to remind people the show exists. Mission accomplished, I guess.— Kate Aurthur (@KateAurthur) August 21, 2019
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