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Trump ‘too busy promoting white supremacists’ to care about protecting America from coronavirus: op-ed

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Writing in The Nation this Tuesday, Sasha Abramsky says that the self-proclaimed “law and order” president is still sending racist dog whistles to his supporters — specifically his tweeting out a video of one of his supporters saying “white power” — even as the coronavirus pandemic surges with a vengeance throughout America’s cities. According to Abramsky, if Republicans are unwilling to call out what’s in President Trump’s Twitter feed, they should at least question his “mental acuity.”

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“Personally, I’d say both might be true: Trump is using racially explosive rhetoric to lock in his base, and his acuity is fading fast,” Abramsky writes.

“Take his seeming inability to understand the importance of wearing masks to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus,” Abramsky continues. “Trumpland stands on the verge of a public health catastrophe, with much of the country seeing such rapid increases in Covid-19 infections that hospitals are already filled to near capacity and activating their emergency surge plans.”

As coronavirus cases spiked this weekend, Trump chose to ignore the news and instead took to Twitter for another one of his rants, one of which included the “white power” video, but he also took aim at the Affordable Care Act, urging the Supreme Court to strike it down in its entirety.

“That tells you everything you need to know,” Abramsky writes. “This bottom-of-the-barrel regime—this gang of racists and conspiracy freaks, grifters, and con artists—has nothing constructive to offer in terms of public policy.”

Read the full op-ed over at The Nation.

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‘Most people are not wearing masks’ as Trump hosts the ‘largest event since the start of the pandemic’ at the White House

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President Donald Trump on Saturday hosted the largest White House event since the start of the coronavirus lockdowns.

As attendees began to gather, the White House press corps posted photos of the event.

While the White House was asking people to wear masks, they were not required to attend the event.

Sign on the South Lawn of the WH for tonight's event: pic.twitter.com/wF6mxrWfLz

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 4, 2020

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Montana GOP ticket sidelined after exposure to COVID-positive Trump, Jr. girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle: report

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The Montana Republican Party is facing a crisis after multiple members of the ticket were potentially exposed to COVID-19.

"Montana gubernatorial candidate Rep. Greg Gianforte and his running mate, Kristen Juras, confirmed Saturday they will self-quarantine after Gianforte's wife, Susan, and Juras attended an event last week with Kimberly Guilfoyle, who has since tested positive for COVID-19," KBZK-TV reported Saturday.

Gianforte is currently Montana's lone congressional representative. He is not running for reelection as he's running for governor. In June, the Montana GOP nominated State Auditor Matt Rosendale to replace him.

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‘Perhaps the most un-American speech ever delivered by an American president’: Ambassador McFaul

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President Donald Trump's address at Mount Rushmore was blasted as "un-American" by former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.

McFaul retweeted a clip of the leader of the free world failing to pronounce the word, "totalitarianism."

"Trump has no idea what words like fascism and totalitarianism mean," McFaul, now a professor at Stanford, declared.

"To those who wrote this speech and those senior [White House] officials who approved this speech, shame on you. Perhaps the most un-American speech ever delivered by an American president and on the July 4th weekend no less," he explained.

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