President Donald Trump’s Monday evening press briefing is being widely panned as a rambling diatribe of complaints and misinformation. The President had difficulty pronouncing many words, including “plasma,” as many noted.
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) August 3, 2020
Trump also lied about the timing of any possible vaccine:
Trump again claims that a vaccine might be available "maybe far in advance of the end of the year." It is already August, and that timeline is much more optimistic than that of Fauci and other experts.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 3, 2020
And he lied about the state of the pandemic in the U.S.:
Trump ludicrously claims that "we have done as well as any nation" with the coronavirus, even though the US is worst in the world in deaths by a substantial number pic.twitter.com/QkpCN1pezM
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 3, 2020
Here’s a sampling of what many are saying:
Why does liberal @MSNBC air live, the White House Briefing Room LIES and misinformation of the RWNJ, Russian compromised conservative Republican president, Donald Trump, while the moderate @CNN does not?
Why does @MSNBC willingly air Trump's lies?
— Greg Wilson (@joke2power) August 3, 2020
"Tremendous", "Incredible", "Very Good", "Wonderful", "Great", "Very Excited", Very Quickly", "Doing Very Well", "Witch Hunt"…are these the ONLY words he knows? #TrumpPressConference pic.twitter.com/KJVqcc4j61
— Ms. G (@LadyG1228) August 3, 2020
In an attempt to finish his attempt at the worlds longest non-sequiter sentence, the president today mumbled nothing of note or value that wasn't a falsehood.#TrumpPressConference
— Cheshire Matt (@TheCheshireMatt) August 3, 2020
Dementia J. Trump: Best Words Edition https://t.co/wqxjbnCQJA
— Spiro Agnew’s Ghost (@SpiroAgnewGhost) August 3, 2020
If you're watching the #TrumpPressConference, you're simply watching a freshman class on snake oil marketing and an incoherent adaptation of the American English language.
This man knows nothing about anything besides his unrestrained id, that of a spoiled 8 year old child. pic.twitter.com/yQpSvRnG21
— No One Really💥 (@NoOneReallySays) August 3, 2020
OANN reporter asks about mail-in votes and gives him a chance to blather nonsense about imaginary lost ballots "darkness of night" and demanding a election must be re-run.
Donald Trump is mentally ill and unfit for any office.#TrumpPressConference
— RufusKings1776 (@RufusKings1776) August 3, 2020
#TrumpPressConference these reporters are shirking their duty — Trump has just said like five lies in one minute about American cities and they simply move on. this is disgraceful, they're allowing him to spew his propaganda and disinformation w/ no fact checking.
— dr. salvatore j fallica (@sjf1) August 3, 2020
I normally skip the live Trump pressers but I’m watching today and this man hasn’t said one coherent thing.
— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) August 3, 2020
What’s the purpose of these? All they do is get me angrier at his gross incompetence and continuous spread of conspiracy theories. He thinks 156,000 dead is doing a great job. WTF? He’s senile and needs to be removed.#TrumpPressConference
— tammy albert (@Flourgrl007) August 3, 2020
Trump-loving former Republican official who hated face masks dies from COVID-19
Former Nashville Council Member Tony Tenpenny, a Trump-loving Republican who posted anti-face mask memes on Facebook, has died from complications resulting from being infected from COVID-19.
The Tennessean reports that Tenpenny "was hospitalized for more than a month at one of the St. Thomas hospitals and was placed on a ventilator earlier in September" before he died over the weekend.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper expressed his condolences after hearing of Tenpenny's passing.
‘Get the hell out!’: Donald Trump supporters freak out when protesters show up to Lindsey Graham event
A small group of protesters came to one of Lindsey Graham's latest campaign events, and they were quickly attacked by supporters of President Donald Trump chanting "four more years."
Graham's event seemed to have more support for Trump than for Graham at his own weekend event. It's unknown why the Trump supporters were not chanting for Graham.
"Get the hell out!" one Trump supporter can be heard shouting. He and another older man were seen wagging their fingers
At least one Graham protester could be seen holding up a sign with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The South Carolina senator is fighting for his political career and many other Republicans struggling to hold onto their seats. Graham is now being confronted with past comments he made saying that no president, regardless of the party, should make a Supreme Court pick right before his or her election.
Trump’s record in federal courts is the worst of any recent president — as his administration loses case after case
Donald Trump is the biggest loser.
While he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may get a chance to ram through another justice on the Supreme Court before the November election, it may not do them much good.
The Trump Administration is losing case after case in federal courts. Even judges appointed by Republican presidents are ruling against Trump in most of the cases that have been filed by state attorneys general and other plaintiffs challenging actions taken by Trump agencies.
Administrations usually win 70% of the cases brought against them, but Team Trump has won only about 16% of the 132 decided lawsuits. These figures include 14 of 83 lawsuits about environment, energy and natural resources; seven of 53 lawsuits about deregulation; and 3 of 26 lawsuits about health.