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Trump’s 2020 fundraising numbers sound big – but they’re actually a terrible sign for him

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President Donald Trump is the first president in history to file papers to run for re-election on the day he was sworn in to office. That allowed him to set up a re-election campaign right away, and to use the Office of the President as a fundraising prop, something he loves to do.

For example, on Wednesday the President traveled to Texas, where he held not one, not two, but three campaign events – including a fundraising dinner.

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But tucked in between all those campaign events, was this entry on his official schedule: “The President delivers remarks and signs an Executive Order on Energy and Infrastructure.”

That allowed him to hand taxpayers the bill for some of his trip.

Sunday night and Monday morning headlines heralded Trump’s fundraising prowess:

“The Trump campaign amassed a vast $30 million reelection war chest at the start of 2019, as much as the top 2 Democratic challengers combined,” Business Insider wrote.

Trump Raises $30 Million in First Quarter, Smashing Democratic Numbers,” New York Magazine touted.

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Trump of course should be raking in the dough. He’s been running for over two years now, and has a full and experienced team in place.

But is $30 million historic? Incredible? A great sign for Trump’s re-election prospects?

Not according to CNBC’s chief Washington correspondent, John Harwood, a man who knows numbers and politics.

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(And by the way, President Barack Obama didn’t launch his re-election bid until April 4, 2011. Q2 of 2011 would be April, May, and June.)

Trump’s had two years, a full team, and only took in $30 million?

As the headlines say, that $30 million is “as much as the top 2 Democratic challengers combined.” But don’t forget, there are 18 announced Democratic challengers. That’s a lot of competition. And many Democrats may be waiting to donate until the field narrows down a bit, or until everyone has announced.

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$30 million may sound like a lot, but $45 million sounds like a lot more.

Sometimes, like in fundraising and in crowd size, size does matter:

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Here are 7 hilarious videos about wearing COVID-19 masks to send people who won’t wear them

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While late-night shows are off for a Summer break, Americans are glued to TikTok and Twitter for their humor and every folks have delivered.

The latest trend is to mock fools who refuse to wear masks. While many people who refuse to wear a mask tuck their tails and sulk as they walk away, some take it to a whole new level of fury. Those precious souls are being mocked and shamed all around the world.

Here are seven videos that are hilarious or adorable that encourage wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Wearing a mask is like wearing a lifejacket.https://twitter.com/mattbooshell/status/1280933495674732544

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Ted Cruz mocked for tantrum about Gorsuch siding with Native American rights: ‘Way to channel Andrew Jackson’

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In a surprise move on Thursday, Trump-appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch sided with Native American rights, ruling that Oklahoma must honor a treaty granting tribal sovereignty over much of the eastern portion of the state.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took to Twitter to vent his outrage over the decision.

Neil Gorsuch & the four liberal Justices just gave away half of Oklahoma, literally.

Manhattan is next. https://t.co/Ic9gqqznJp

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Trump is cracking as his distraction superpowers falter amid the coronavirus pandemic

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Donald Trump is dumb — so dumb he literally suggested on live television that scientists should explore injecting household cleaners into people's lungs to cure the coronavirus. But due to what appears to be a serious and undiagnosed personality disorder — his niece Mary Trump, who is a clinical psychologist, suggests it's likely narcissism or sociopathy — Trump managed to stumble backwards into a strategy that works well with the 24-hour cable news ecosystem of national politics. Actually, "strategy" may be too strong a word, but it's inarguable that Trump's short attention span, impulsive nature and all-consuming corruption have meant a constant deluge of scandals and outrages, with each one knocking the last one out of the headlines.

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