Six Things Make Trump a Weaker Candidate Than He Was in 2020

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New Yorker: “There are six things now that are true about him that were not true in 2020, that all voters are going to come to know in the following months—they are that he raped E. Jean Carroll in a department-store dressing room; that he oversaw one of the largest financial frauds in American history… that he stole American secrets… it’s the greatest betrayal of our national security by a former President in all of American history; he led an insurrection against the United States, he led an armed attack on the Capitol… and sixth, and this is really important, is that he’s singularly responsible for ending Roe.”

Most Americans Think Trump Is Guilty

56%

A new CBS News poll finds 56% say Donald Trump is definitely or probably guilty of a crime in his recent trial, in which he has been charged with falsifying business records to hide a “hush money” payment and influence the 2016 election. The public is more split on what they think the jury will decide, with about half expecting jurors to find Trump guilty and half saying the opposite.

RFK Jr. Not Sure What His VP Pick Is Doing

“I ran into her yesterday.”

“Almost exactly a month after introducing Nicole Shanahan as his vice-presidential pick in a carefully choreographed Bay Area extravaganza, independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. still seemed a bit unclear on exactly how his running mate was spending her time,” the Washington Post reports. “He offered some vague reassurances that the woman he had recently chosen to potentially sit just a heartbeat from the presidency was ‘working on every issue’ and ‘doing a lot of podcasts’ — and that while he couldn’t say ‘exactly what her schedule is,’ he was ‘very happy with what she’s doing.’”

Trump Trial a Windfall for Pro Line-Standers

$60/hour

NBC News: Professional line-standers are a growing part of the gig economy. But the criminal trial of a former president accused of illegally covering up hush money payments to a porn star has translated into a windfall for people who get paid to wait — and who, as the trial goes on, have increasingly been hired by members of the general public with no stake in the trial other than curiosity.