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Trump cancels North Carolina rally after outbreak from last rally — but he blames the wind

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President Donald Trump arrives for a working dinner at The Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels, Belgium on Jul. 11, 2018. (Alexandros Michailidis / Shutterstock.com)

President Donald Trump announced that his Fayetteville, North Carolina rally Thursday would be canceled due to “high speed winds and bad weather.”

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Weather.com’s hourly forecast shows a lovely evening in Fayetteville, with a high in the mid to upper 70s and winds only 15 mph. The winds Monday will be just as bad and the weather will be much cooler.

Fayetteville, NC hourly forcast

It’s unclear where Trump is getting his weather information, but given how many scientists have left the U.S. government during his administration it’s possible he’s getting his advice from his chief radiologist Dr. Scott Atlas at this point.

The real problem for Trump could be that the last North Carolina rally has sparked a COVID-19 concern when two people in the crowd tested positive for the virus. Because there were 15,000 people at the rally, the health department has simply had to broadcast that anyone with symptoms who went to the rally should be tested.

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Michigan GOP chair tells elections board not to certify results because Republicans were ‘disrespected’

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Michigan Republican Party Chair Laura Cox on Monday asked the Board of State Canvassers not to certify the 2020 election results as scheduled because Republicans were "disrespected.".

Cox appeared as a witness as the board was considering whether to certify President-elect Joe Biden's win in the state. Under state law, the board must certify the results before the close of Monday's meeting.

"I'm asking you to delay certification," Cox told the board's four members. "There are too many questions that need to be answered regarding this election, too many numerical anomalies and credible reports of procedural irregularities. We need to remove the distrust and the sense of procedural disenfranchisement felt by many Michigan voters."

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If the GOP thinks Trump is ushering in a crisis — why did they support him for the last year?: Bulwark editor

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Veteran newsman Carl Bernstein revealed that there are 21 Republicans too scared to reveal they think President Donald Trump should have reached the end of his options to fight the 2020 election. Still, most of them aren't speaking out publicly and they spent the past year enabling Trump, knowing full well that this is who he is.

Writing for the Bulwark on Monday, Jonathan V. Last cited editors of the National Review who are calling Trump's behavior “disgraceful” and “the most outlandish and irresponsible performance ever by a group of lawyers representing a president of the United States.”

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Power-hungry Republicans do not fear Trump — it’s worse than that

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There’s a presumption at work among members of the Washington press corps that needs rethinking. That presumption is this: the Republicans, especially those in the Senate, fear the wrath of voters who have balled up their identities with the rise and fall of Donald Trump. For this reason, all the Republicans, with rare exception, stand in silence while the president prosecutes what must be called an attempted coup d’etat.

This article was originally published at The Editorial Board

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