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“It’s so unworthy of a president. It’s beyond despicable. It’s soulless. It’s almost unspeakable in the middle of the pandemic to try to divide the country on a political basis when Covid-19 is really bipartisan.”
— Former Gov. Tom Ridge (R), quoted by the New York Times, on President Trump saying the coronavirus death toll from the coronavirus was actually not so bad “if you take out the blue states.”
“You can imagine it and try to dismiss it, saying he’s just a blowhard and schoolyard tough guy, using his thumbs on Twitter like fists. But the reality, the harsh cold onslaught, is just pure pain.”
“This is not like embedding with the Marines in Fallujah. It is like you are taking your family with you to Fallujah.”
— ABC News White House correspondent Jon Karl, quoted by National Journal, on covering indoor Trump rallies.
“The microphone is also a microscope.”
— Bob Woodward told Savannah Guthrie on the Today Show that he will release the audio recordings of his interviews with President Trump that are “relevant.”
“This is an insult to every Nevadan who has followed the directives, made sacrifices, and put their neighbors before themselves. It’s also a direct threat to all of the recent progress we’ve made and could potentially set us back.”
— Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) slammed President Trump Sunday night for violating state rules by holding a campaign rally indoors with thousands of people, NBC News reports.
“Donald Trump is a liar who has killed people, straight up.”
— Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist (D), quoted by WDIV.
“Ask yourself, do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters? Really? I want a safe America … safe from four more years of Donald Trump.”
— Joe Biden, quoted by Axios.
“The president’s never seen that video.”
— White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, quoted by the New York Times, referring to a video President Trump himself tweeted out.
An anti-Trump Republican group led by a former aide to Gov. Jeb Bush will spend millions targeting independent and “soft” Republican voters in Florida. The campaign is dubbed “Project Orange Crush.”
“Do you seriously wonder, Mr. President, why this is the first time in decades that America has seen this level of violence? It’s you who have created the hate and division.”
— Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D), quoted by The Atlantic.