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MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace: There’s something wrong with Trump’s ability to process what the country is going through

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MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace was already off the air during President Donald Trump’s rambling, ranting, campaign-style speech in the Rose Garden Tuesday. So, at the top of her Wednesday show, she read what The New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman wrote about the press conference and the president’s long list of 8,300 words he fumbled his way through before taking questions.

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“I was stopped in my tracks when I read those paragraphs in The New York Times and read them aloud to anybody who would listen to me last night,” said Wallace. “It is jarring, no matter what you think of Donald Trump, to read the coverage of him that sounds like that.”

Daily Beast political editor Sam Stein agreed, saying that what he found the most jarring was watching it happen in real-time.

“Yeah, I mean, it was jarring to watch it in real-time, honestly,” said Stein. “It was rambling. There was no cohesion to it. It was difficult to follow the actual point, other than sort of inferring that he’s really desperate to hold campaign events, can’t hold campaign events, and so turned the Rose Garden into a campaign event. so there were times where you sort of –”

“Can I stop you right there?” Wallace asked. “I worked on campaigns. That wasn’t — if that was a campaign event, it was a crumby one. I mean, that was neither a presidential address, worthy of the Rose Garden nor an effective political message. And I worry that in 10-20 years, they’re going to look back and say, ‘Why wasn’t the media allowed to say what they saw? What everyone saw?’ There’s something clearly wrong with his ability to process what the country is going through. I thought what was on display and what The Times tried to report and what Maggie seemed to live tweet in real-time is that he was surprised by his own attack lines? Is he being sent out there? I mean, what is your theory on what that was, Sam?”

Stein said that there is a theory that because he’s so pent up, angry and isolated, he desperately needed this Rose Garden event to speak in front of a crowd no matter how unsupportive they are.

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“He also continues to have a great sense of self-worth about his own messaging capacity,” Stein continued. “And his ability to turn around his political fortunes. And so he goes out there, and he wants to riff. He wants to act like this is 2016 all over again and have those packed stadiums of people chanting ‘Make America Great Again.’ In reality, he’s the president. And the job comes with vastly different tasks and responsibilities. You know, we do need to step back and actually say what’s really going on. And it’s sort of a remarkable breakdown of some capacity that’s happening.”

He noted that at one point, Trump suggested that Democratic mayors were fine if jihadists came into their cities and blew everything up.

“If you think about that, that’s just insane,” said Stein. “And it just kind of passed by, because that’s just Trump being Trump at this point. But it’s legitimately insane. And this was done in the Rose Garden, which is what made it entirely different. But what also is happening is it’s taking place with the backdrop of an incredibly deadly pandemic that it’s very evident that the federal government has no control over and doesn’t really have much of a plan to get control over.”

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Trump pal stunned by president’s trainwreck interview with Axios: I cringed, I despaired and then I felt angry

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In an op-ed published at The Daily Mail this Tuesday, Piers Morgan gave his thoughts on President Trump's recent interview with Axios, saying it was a moment where the whole world could finally see the true character of Trump.

"For President Donald J. Trump, there have been many grim moments during his catastrophic handling of the coronavirus pandemic that may end up defining his presidency," Morgan wrote.

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Neighbors accuse Black woman of ‘driving down’ property values with Black Lives Matter sign

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A Black woman in New York said that she was accused of "driving down" property values because a sign supporting Black Lives Matter was displayed in the window of her home.

The story was shared by Twitter user @pivyak, who said the incident occurred in Oswego after her sister painted a sign in the home's front window. The sign reads, "Silence supports police violence."

In an anonymous letter, self-described "neighbors" complained that they could not sell their homes for the "best price" because of the sign.

"We believe you've made your point," the letter states. "As tensions rise in our city, home is the safe and quiet place we wanted to return to after being at work. We want to come home to a beautiful street where neighbors care and support one another."

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‘Worst pain I’ve ever felt’: Diner employees in shock after getting maced by angry anti-masker

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Three employees at a Missouri pizza diner got maced earlier this week by a customer who was angry that they were asked to wear a face mask as a precondition of being served.

Local news station KMOV reports that a group of maskless people went into the Incredible Pizza Company in South St. Louis County on Sunday, where they were asked to leave because of their refusal to wear masks.

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