— Former model Amy Dorris has alleged that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her at the U.S. Open in 1997.
“He just shoved his tongue down my throat and I was pushing him off. And then that’s when his grip became tighter and his hands were very gropey and all over my butt, my breasts, my back, everything.
“I was in his grip, and I couldn’t get out of it,” she said, adding: “I don’t know what you call that when you’re sticking your tongue just down someone’s throat. But I pushed it out with my teeth. I was pushing it. And I think I might have hurt his tongue.”
— Yesterday, Donald Trump blamed blue states for the Covid-19 death toll (although, most of the most recent deaths have been driven by red states).
Well, if you take the red states out, Hillary Clinton is our President & we all went back to work & school in May. https://t.co/x6vApNVWzO— 🗽 Caissie “Pretty Scared, You?” St.Onge (@Caissie) September 17, 2020
— We are learning that in March and April, there was a plan to use the United States Postal Service to send 5 masks to every household in America, but the White House and the VP’s office scrapped the plan (which probably would have saved tens of thousands of lives) out of fear that it “might create concern or panic.” JFC. (It’s not too late, by the way: The White House could still send all those masks).
— How much has the Republican party changed under Donald Trump? Here’s the current head of the Republican National Committee, Ronna McDaniel, who is the niece of Mitt Romney:
Joe Biden can’t run from his disastrous record responding to the coronavirus.— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) September 13, 2020
The truth hurts, Joe!
— Meanwhile, here’s Michael Steele, the former head of the RNC around the time that Mitt Romney was running for President, talking about the current GOP base:
“I’ve talked to enough of them over the last few days. I’m exhausted, I’m exasperated. You know, at this point, it’s like, save who you can save because there’s only so much you can do. There’s only so much you can say. The fact that we have to literally beg people to wear a mask to save their own dumb ass from getting sick, I’m sorry. To me, it is beyond the imagination.”
— Yesterday, Robert Redfield — the head of the CDC — said that vaccines would not be widely available until the middle of 2021 and that masks are as effective as a vaccine. Donald Trump said that Redfield misspoke.
“I think he made a mistake when he said that. … We’re ready to distribute immediately to a vast section of the country. It was an incorrect statement. … We are ready at a much faster level than he said,” Trump said, reiterating a recent talking point that a vaccine could be ready to begin administering as early as mid-October.
Donald Trump is an idiot. Still Mark Meadows (Chief of Staff) doubled down:
WH Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Fox re: COVID-19 vaccine timeline— Karen Travers (@karentravers) September 17, 2020
“I'm not sure where Dr. Redfield got his particular timetable, but it's not based on those that are closest to the process,”
Redfield is the @CDCDirector-he's not "closest to the process" ? (h/t @JordynPhelps)
— In addition to floating the idea of charging protestors with sedition and arresting the Seattle mayor, Attorney General William Barr has also called the coronavirus lockdowns the “greatest intrusion on civil liberties” since slavery. Yup, yup: Saving lives is just like slavery.
— Finally, I leave you with this: Yesterday, on Fox News, it got very awkward when Newt Gingrich tried to blow an anti-Semitic dog whistle and blame progressive DA’s on George Soros.
Seth has insisted that I remind everyone of this every time, so here’s your reminder that I use Kate Beckinsale photos in lieu of Donald Trump because she is more aesthetically pleasing, and also for superstitious reasons.