“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.
White House documents show that senior Trump administration officials in June privately warned seven states about dangerous coronavirus outbreaks that put them in the highest risk “red zone” while publicly dismissing concerns about a second wave of Covid-19, Politico reports.
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.”
— the Miami Herald
“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.
43% to 37%
The latest Military Times poll shows a continued decline in active-duty service members’ views of President Trump and a slight but significant preference for former Joe Biden in the upcoming November election among troops surveyed. Biden leads Trump, 43% to 37%.
Last night’s litany of lies still sticks in our craw,
With the sight of an unmasked crowd spreading droplets with each hurrah.
Employing his typical mendacity
Trump showed his contradiction capacity,
By calling for law and order while blatantly breaking the law.
“They condemn law breakers while breaking the law.“
— Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) noted the contradiction of President Trump giving his Republican convention speech on the White House lawn last night.
Outside the White House, just after President Trump concluded his speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination.
Vox: “It’s a moment that encapsulates what amounted to a week of gaslighting on Covid-19 by Trump and the Republican convention — an attempt to make America think that a president who had so clearly failed was in fact a victory for the US.”