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The Insane 24 Hour News Cycle Preceding Trump's Positive Infection

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | October 2, 2020 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | October 2, 2020 |


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I understand that the President and First Lady’s positive infection is going to be the top story today and for the foreseeable future, but it’s worth noting all the stories that the diagnosis wiped off the front page this morning. Here’s a quick list:

— H.R. McMaster, Trump’s former National Security advisor, described Trump’s aiding and abetting of Putin as a form of treason.

— After Hope Hicks’ diagnosis was revealed, Trump seemed to blame it on the police and/or military:

— In audiotapes CNN obtained from a former friend and senior adviser to the first lady, Melania can be heard complaining about decorating for Christmas. “I’m working like a — my ass off at Christmas stuff. You know, who gives a fuck about Christmas stuff and decoration?” The tapes, where she also lambasts the “liberal media,” basically paint Melania as exactly like her husband.

As for that jacket?

— Researchers concluded that the biggest driver of Coronavirus misinformation has been … the President himself. SURPRISE!

— Trump insisted that Fox News’ John Roberts “abused” Kayleigh McEneny by asking her why Trump hasn’t condemned white supremacy (which Trump finally did do on Hannity):

— Conservative nutjobs Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman were finally arrested, and face four felony charges for intimidating voters and election fraud for thousands of robocalls to residents in urban areas trying to discourage them from voting.




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