Holy Dayton! The “president” is a squinty, marble-mouthed dingus. And in a normal world, it would be really important that he be an expressive, empathetic figure right now.
Of course, in a normal world, we probably wouldn’t have to be recovering from two mass shootings in a single weekend. Although maybe that was inevitable. Or maybe it’s largely his fault.
We’ll talk about it, and talk about the things others are saying when they talk about it.
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For now, how about one on the house? Here’s what we did on our last show:
Today, Donald Trump read his president speech from a teleprompter, calling Dayton “Toledo”… While we await that presidential optics check from Todd, Cillizza et al., David Waldman meets us under the cloud under a cloud, under 250 more clouds of a mass shooting this year: Donald says white supremacy and racism pull the gun on the trigger of the hate that has no place in America, therefore we should restrict videogames. White nationalist Steve KG Bannon harnessed gamer culture to get Trump elected. Stephen Miller spends his waking moments figuring out how to deny green cards to legal immigrants. Racist leaker of classified info, Pete Hoekstra had no proof of naturalization when he got his clearance to be Ambassador. Liar and partisan fabulist John Ratcliffe succumbed to the pressures of fake/real–real/fake news to withdraw from consideration for director of national intelligence, so he can return to working on his optics. James Comey is exonerated… or at least not being prosecuted by the Justice department on his Trump memos. You can call him “Moscow”, you can call him “Massacre”—Mitch McConnell brought his face to the floor yesterday. He’s resting at home now, in case you want to swing by and wish him well. Armando gives us insight into Puerto Rican politics, pretty murky in the best of times, now going to court to decide its new governor. The 2020 census heads back to court, eventually.
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