Actor Jeff Daniels, currently portraying Atticus Finch on Broadway, had harsh words for President Donald Trump during a Thursday evening interview on “The Last Word” with Lawrence O’Donnell.
“I think in all 1,400 of your audience members every night, they all pick a line or a couple of lines that resonate that that’s the moment for them, that’s where they connect to today,” O’Donnell noted. “For me, if I had to pull it down to one line, it’s the one line I referred to in introducing that clip, which is ‘We can’t go on like this.’ That is a feeling that I am picking up from people all over this country, we can’t go on like this — and we’ve been there before, as this play shows.”
“It feels very familiar to just what’s going on just today, you know with Justin Amash coming up. When he tweeted it was like, okay, you tweeted, that’s a profile in courage I guess nowadays,” Daniels said. “And then he did the town hall in front of his constituents. And those weren’t just Democrats in there coming, they were Republicans and they were standing and cheering this guy.
Those people are out there. I live out there. I live in Michigan. They’re out there. They’re ashamed of what’s going on. The fact that this guy, this president has completely soiled the Oval Office, soiled the presidency. And you’ve got a lot of people and I keep looking at them, I go when is enough enough?” he wondered.
“It’s time to get off the fence. Much like Atticus — Atticus has to come off the porch,” Daniels declared.
Trump’s health officials privately grumbling about his obsession with unproven anti-malaria drug for COVID-19: report
On Monday, Politico reported that some health officials in the Trump administration are privately "unsettled" by the president's ongoing fascination with hydroxychloroquine, the drug primarily used to treat malaria, lupus, and arthritis that is now being suggested as a treatment for the novel coronavirus.
The president has repeatedly touted hydroxychloroquine as a possible miracle cure, and has even suggested he might start taking it himself, even though his tests for COVID-19 have been reported as negative and even though there's a lack of data that it is safe or effective for that purpose.
Wisconsin GOP slammed for making people choose between their health and their vote
After Republicans nationally and in Wisconsin successfully sued in both state and federal court to block voters from being given extra time and options to cast votes in the middle of a pandemic, commenters on social media reacted with fury.
What just happened re: Wisconsin can seem a bit confusing. The TL;DR: The Supreme Court decided that Republicans winning elections is more important than keeping voters healthy & alive.
ESPN reports the NBA is looking to rapid COVID-19 tests to resume professional basketball
The NBA and the union representing players are working together on a possible solution to re-open professional basketball in America, ESPN reported Monday.
"In recent weeks, officials within the NBA and NBPA have been collaborating in assessing the viability of multiple blood-testing devices for the novel coronavirus that could provide accurate results within a matter of minutes, a process that would hopefully enable the league to track the virus in what's considered a critical first step toward resuming play in the near future," ESPN senior writer Baxter Holmes reported.