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Nowhere in this article is it noted that Pfizer was the biggest medical donor to Trump’s inauguration, which bought the company four tickets to a “leadership luncheon” with “select Cabinet appointees and House and Senate leadership.” That’s how pharma shills like Scott Gottlieb…
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I can’t believe WOKE Target would do this Oh wait

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The law Grenell is talking about applies the death penalty for “aggravated” cases, like sexual abuse of minors. Regardless of who is president, it shouldn’t be US policy to rearrange the laws of every country around the world. https://www.foxnews.com/world/uganda-greenlights-death-penalty-aggravated-homosexuality-controversial-crackdown.amp
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As Trump golfed with Saudis, DeSantis met with the families of 9/11 victims at a Memorial Day event. The contrast this created between Trump and DeSantis is simply devastating for Trump. Trump said last week that he “fully understand[s] and love[s]” the 9/11 families but that…

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The video isn’t a joke, but you are, which is why I agree with Matt Gaetz you should run for office again
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Hey Laura remember when you begged a guy at a bar to have sex with you as others looked on in horror It parallels your political career: you beg Trump to endorse you but he keeps turning you down as we watch you lose your mind https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1663299604928970753 https://twitter.com/emeriticus/status/1663299604928970753/video/1
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If the GOP is giving you the Democratic Party’s agenda but slower, then MAGA Inc. is giving it to you at a hundred miles per hour with red hats

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A poll Trump shared last month that showed him leading DeSantis has flipped. The same firm now has DeSantis ahead of Trump post-announcement. That explains Trump’s ridiculous Truth Social post about Disney today. Siding with Disney against DeSantis cost him support. He’s afraid. https://t.co/DWqpHamsNb
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: There was definitely a team meeting over this.

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A poll Trump shared last month that showed him leading DeSantis has flipped. The same firm now has DeSantis ahead of Trump post-announcement. That explains Trump’s ridiculous Truth Social post about Disney today. Siding with Disney against DeSantis cost him support. He’s afraid.

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Jordan Neely’s uncle said Daniel Penny doesn’t deserve a plea deal for his nephew’s death because Penny needs to be taught a hard lesson. Then he was arrested for pickpocketing and charged with criminal possession of stolen property, resisting arrest, bail jumping and unlawful…

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There is a lot going on here

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If you look at the people around Trump, you'll find an odd amount of foreign influence in a group that calls itself "America First." Investigative reporters at OptOut revealed that Chinese billionaire Miles Guo recruited prominent Trump-aligned "conservatives" to write opinion…

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DeSantis is running to the right of Trump on crime. He wants to repeal the First Step Act, signed by Trump in 2018. It was the brainchild of Jared Kushner and Koch-backed policy people like Brooke Rollins, who now leads Trump's America First Policy Institute. In 2019, Tucker… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1662305788386242560 https://twitter.com/emeriticus/status/1662305788386242560/video/1

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Libtard: wow look police brutality against a “trans-woman” Community notes: that is a man who exposed his penis to kids and threatened to give people HIV

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Trump is praising Cuomo over DeSantis, the guy responsible for genociding old people in nursing homes and trying to cover it up. So a New York liberal is praising another New York liberal to attack a Florida conservative.
When the Ron DeSanctimonious facts come out, you will see that he is better than most Democrat governors, but very average, at best, compared to Republican governors! https://twitter.com/TrumpWarRoom/status/1661760874497835011/video/1

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Elon: numbers don’t lie, Twitter generated a ton of new user signups and there were so many people trying to get into the Space that it glitched the platform Lib media: “wow that’s bad?”

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If you all want me deported then you’re going to have to find a better guy than “Amnesty Don” to get the job done
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@emeriticus: It’s like MAGA Inc. is paralyzed with fear of crossing Elon (for the moment), so all the Trump campaign people can do is post this affirmation through gritted teeth and tears.

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I am drinking Cigar while smoking cigar

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In 2018, Alton Mills became the face of First Step Act when Dick Durbin used his life story to argue in favor of the legislation. Mills is now facing life in prison for allegedly shooting a woman in Chicago. She’s reportedly brain dead and not expected to survive.

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I listened to rw health and wellness accounts like @Babygravy9 and now I’m covered in grass fed tallow and smell like Aleppo soap

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DeSantis is fighting for Floridians against a corporation that insists it’s above any accountability. Trump is rooting for that corporation simply because he hates DeSantis, doing more to undermine the right than a Biden or a Soros ever could.

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I have a soft spot for this movie

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In 1984, Bernie Goetz shot four men who tried to rob him on a New York City subway train. When Goetz went on the run, hotlines created by the police to get tips on his whereabouts received calls praising and defending him. Although people like Al Sharpton emphasized that Goetz is…

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It is time for me to ascend

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Trump isn’t canceling his event in Iowa because of the weather. DeSantis has been there all day. He’s still there. Trump’s canceling because his attendance would have been so low compared to DeSantis it would have humiliated him. That’s also why his team is so “sensitive” today.

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@emeriticus: Penny’s legal defense fund is blowing up now, these screenshots are about 20 minutes apart

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Elon made a former Trump appointee Twitter’s new CEO. What I’m gathering from the selective outrage is that it was OK when Trump hired her, but now it is absolutely unacceptable that Elon hired her. https://www.adweek.com/convergent-tv/trump-names-nbcus-linda-yaccarino-to-the-presidents-council-on-sports-fitness-and-nutrition/
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Just hours before Title 42 expired, a lawsuit by the DeSantis administration in Florida blocked the Biden White House from releasing illegal aliens without court dates. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/federal-judge-blocks-biden-admin-releasing-migrants-without-court-dates-title-42-expires.amp

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On Twitter, Trump emerged triumphant from the CNN town hall, and it’s over for Biden. In reality, Biden was the biggest winner. His aides couldn’t be happier because they saw “weeks worth of damning content,” and they’re going to put it to use for 2024. https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2023/05/11/how-trump-dominated-cnn-00096382

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Trump publicly attacked Peter Navarro when Navarro criticized Fauci. Trump let neocons like John Bolton drive out people like Michael Anton. He also fired and attacked Bannon. “Loyalty” to Trump is a one-way street. He demands it from others but gives none in return.
Raheem J. Kassam @RaheemKassam
@emeriticus "The U.S. President owes his loyalty to Julian Assange, but his former staffers do not owe loyalty to him" is not the argument I would've gone for.

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Jesus probably looked like this. It hurts some people to know this. But go off.
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I can’t believe Ron DeSantis allowed the Visigoths led by their king, Alaric, to sack Rome on 24 August 410 AD. I thought he was Italian???

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When people say the culture war isn’t a big deal, they’re setting you up to live in a society where defending yourself or others from criminal lunatics is culturally unacceptable. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Republican or a Democrat saying it. This is where they’re taking you.

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Milo Yiannopoulos posted two messages on Telegram tonight: the first is a screenshot of him claiming to Laura Loomer’s lawyer that he has evidence of alleged sexual assault by her, and the other is a screenshot of Loomer saying she’s going dark for a while. Milo was recently at…

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Trump talks about doing; DeSantis does
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On Twitter, where most big influencers are wedded to Trump, DeSantis is dead in the water and there’s no support for his campaign and no reason to even have a primary. In reality, DeSantis’ war chest has swelled to twice the size of Trump’s, which is why team Trump is so angry.

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McCarthy wants DeSantis to drop his fight with Disney. Most Americans and the vast majority of Republicans are with DeSantis. McCarthy is doing this because DeSantis is making Trump look weak, and McCarthy is Trump’s guy. It’s the establishment protecting the establishment.

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going to buy some eggs

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Do you know why Donald Trump stayed silent on the Bud Light boycott and why Donald Trump Jr. told conservatives to back off the company? Because Trump “holds a significant financial interest in Anheuser-Busch InBev, the company that produces Bud Light.” This is peak MAGA Inc.
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What made Trump a phenomenon was his ability to debate, mock, and make anyone look bad on the stage. But the confident Trump of 2016 is gone. You've now got a Trump who is terrified of being challenged on his record and running scared of debates because he knows he's vulnerable.

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David Frum used this “with us or against us” rhetoric in response to right-wing critics of the Iraq War in 2003 in a long cover article for National Review. The next year, Bill Buckley himself told The New York Times: “If I knew then what I know now about what kind of situation…
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If a United States senator refuses to support a US administration and NATO allies defending a European Union candidate state against invasion and atrocity, he's not "antiwar." He's doing everything in his very considerable power to assist one side of that the war, the wrong side. https://twitter.com/BasedMikeLee/status/1650321317189799936

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Steve Daines, who is close with big donors, endorsed Trump on Don Jr’s podcast a week after Jr told conservatives to quit boycotting Bud Light after parent company Anheuser-Busch told the GOP to stop. This also follows Trump siding against DeSantis with Disney, which donated $10…

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Hannity promoted lies about the 2020 election being stolen, lies he never believed in, and Rupert Murdoch hasn’t pushed him off Fox News. That could change. But it hasn’t happened yet. Tucker genuinely believes the feds were involved in the Jan. 6 riot, took risks reporting on…

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@emeriticus: The group (National Low Income Housing Coalition) Trump is citing against DeSantis is a pro-transgender nonprofit that’s part of a coalition of progressive organizations (Alliance for Justice/AJF) backed by Soros. Trump is feeding Soros talking points into the right.

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There are no good people left around Trump. I’ve spoken with veterans of the first administration—people who weren’t on team Kushner—and they’re done. They’ve seen what a joke this whole thing has become. And that was before Trump made Alex Bruesewitz the face of his campaign.…

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DeSantis gives groomers the death penalty. Trump gives them favor and access.

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Trump ally Ric Grennell is melting down over a video highlighting how Trump and Trump Jr. are liberal on transgenderism. Grennell accused someone who shared the video of “homophobia”—by which he seems to mean transphobia. Like I keep saying, if you want to stop the spread of…

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@emeriticus: Who is that in the background

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“Stop the Steal” organizer Ali Alexander apologized after being accused of asking young boys for sexual pictures. Ali is friends with Laura Loomer and is a Roger Stone protege. People around Ali knew about his groomer behavior for years but said nothing.

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The Trump-transgenderism drama has been such an unmitigated disaster for MAGA Inc. The GOP spends so much time lying to Americans about why it folds to corporate pressure and Don Jr just said on his show, “we can’t boycott them because they paid us.” Oops. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-jr-gop-fire-going-soft-bud-light-boycotts-no-interest-pushing-back.amp

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People are desperately trying to deflect from the Trumps promoting transgenderism by claiming that at least Trump himself is good on foreign policy. I guess you guys missed Trump bragging to Tucker Carlson about bombing Syria and being more hawkish toward Russia than Obama. https://twitter.com/emeriticus/status/1647446147823280129/video/1

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Jenner and the Trump family are doing more to normalize transgenderism than Democrats ever could. They’re actively undermining what conservative opposition remains to it in America. These people are worse than the left because they pretend to be on the right.

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Twitter: “Trump’s wealth means he can’t be controlled!” Reality: Trump won’t criticize vaccines despite growing public health concerns because he owns stock in Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson. https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/trump-fec-financial-disclosure/2023/04/14/id/1116249/

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@emeriticus: At the end of the day, though, the problem is Trump. The influencers are just reflective of the root problem.

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Why do you people force my hand https://t.co/uwMomKHhhp
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: These are the shorts btw
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@emeriticus: Why do you people force my hand

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I agree. But the problem is team Trump started it when they lied DeSantis was plotting with McCarthy against Trump, amplified Democrat’s attacks on DeSantis, ran attack ads on CNN against DeSantis, and vowed to not support DeSantis if he’s the nominee. The crazy is one-sided.
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The guy Trump just endorsed thinks $14 trillion in reparations for slavery is a good idea Are you tired of winning yet
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@emeriticus: They don’t know I’m quoting Francisco Franco. I deserve better critics than this
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The women Alex is mocking with DeSantis are Moms for Liberty. They’re a grassroots group fighting against the abuses of the left in education. They’re also great at organizing female suburban voters, a group Trump lost and Alex is helping him lose again.
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If you want to run for president and address the problems of the American people, you have to prostrate yourself before Kari Lake because she thinks “America First” means “me first”

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This is so painful to see and hear. The woman next to him looks embarrassed for him.
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According to twitter, I am a rich older white man

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The Trump campaign is laughing about the victory of a Soros-backed judge in WI who is against voter ID and supports ballot harvesting because the conservative candidate didn’t lick Trump’s boots. If you want to beat the Democratic Party, you’re going to have to beat Trump first.

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What Republicans got today: t-shirts with a fake mugshot What Democrats got today: a Soros-backed judge on the Wisconsin Supreme Court who wants to eliminate voter ID

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Democrats aren’t threatened by Trump. They hope the indictment gets him the nomination because they believe he’s easier to beat, probably because they see survey after survey showing independents think Trump is guilty of all he’s accused of. Some Democrats are saying this openly.
Steven Crowder @scrowder
Make no mistake, this indictment is about removing a political opponent. They are threatened by Donald Trump.

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Tell me again Elon hasn’t dramatically improved Twitter, I dare you

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It appears that on the day the indictment dropped on March 30, the donaldjtrump dot com URL began redirecting people away from the campaign website to a one-page WinRed fundraiser. You can see the change through Wayback Machine.

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The First Step Act Trump signed into law granted supervised release and reduced sentences for violent criminals and drug offenders, like fentanyl traffickers. The earlier version DeSantis voted on did none of that—many Democrats opposed it for being too tough on criminals.…
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DeSantis on using power to stop vaccine mandates: “When both corporate America and the federal government were working in concert to deny people the ability to earn a living based on whether they got an mNRA shot, we called a special session of the Florida legislature, enacted… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1642559383920934913 https://twitter.com/emeriticus/status/1642559383920934913/video/1

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@emeriticus: Clicking through the link takes you to a poll that shows most Americans think Trump did everything he’s accused of and think a guilty conviction is disqualifying. The Democratic Party is gearing up to drown Trump is court fights if he’s the nominee, which won’t help with this.

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I disagree with these takes but I understand them. Every abuse from the left is met with empty threats and memes from the right. No consequences for BLM riots, lockdowns, covid, etc, and there’s always some excuse for the lack of action. It absolutely demoralizes people.

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Doug Mackey is facing 10 years in prison for *memes*. The next Republican president should pardon him.
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Why is Trump’s team telling the press that he will go to New York and surrender? DeSantis said “Florida will not assist in an extradition request” from Bragg. That means it’s on Trump to refuse to leave Mar-a-Lago if this is really about challenging the regime.

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If you were literate, you’d have read my article a week ago where I said the indictment was still on the table. I guess the $35,000 Trump paid you to turn booster didn’t buy much.
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I deleted a thread today because I incorrectly said Trump wouldn’t be indicted until late April—but I explicitly said on March 20 that an indictment could come. But that wasn’t the main point: Trump’s team said they *hoped* for the indictment for fundraising purposes.

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Trump 2024 is the same person and running the same campaign as Hilary 2016. Both Democrats, both running for themselves instead of the country, both assured of their inevitability, and both with the media, consultants, and establishment political figures on their side.

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Actually DeSantis didn’t ultimately vote for the First Step Act, which is obvious to anyone who reads the article. He also never referred to America’s criminal justice system as systemically racist or run to the left of Biden on crime, like Trump did in 2020.
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Jamaal Bowman should be thrown out of Congress. He repeatedly touched/grabbed Massie and followed him around when Massie moved away from him. Massie is truly a class act for showing that kind of restraint in the face of such loud and aggressive stupidity. https://t.co/Bge9FKa0i8 https://t.co/Y0Xu7zESS5
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: Or we just formally bring back congressional fisticuffs

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Jamaal Bowman should be thrown out of Congress. He repeatedly touched/grabbed Massie and followed him around when Massie moved away from him. Massie is truly a class act for showing that kind of restraint in the face of such loud and aggressive stupidity.
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The @LELDF has released a new map showing the location and status of all 70 Soros-linked prosecutors in the US. The only state that can say it “removed” one of these progressive prosecutors is Florida, where DeSantis took Andrew Warren out of office last year.

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UPDATE: The man who brutally attacked one of Rand Paul's staffers in broad daylight over the weekend was released from prison thanks to Trump's First Step Act. Meet Glynn Neal. 1/ https://www.foxnews.com/us/man-released-federal-prison-stabs-rand-paul-staffer-second-day-out

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In an interview with Hannity last night, Trump defended his decision to make Christopher Wray FBI director and said he chose him at the behest of Democrats and Chris Christie: "I put Chris Wray in because I wanted to have somebody in there that everybody including the other side… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1640756732287746063 https://twitter.com/emeriticus/status/1640756732287746063/video/1

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Rich Baris telling others to stick to the facts is hilarious, considering he justified Trump starting a fight with DeSantis by claiming DeSantis was secretly plotting with Kevin McCarthy against Trump. Rich dropped that claim after Trump endorsed McCarthy.
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Trump needs 1 million signatures in the next 10 minutes before he is arrested to *zooms in* “benefit Team Scalise” and if you don’t read the fine print it automatically enrolls you in recurring donations. Nothing says MAGA like preying on the generosity of Americans.

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I covered the event as a journalist: https://chroniclesmagazine.org/columns/trumpism-the-myth-the-man-and-the-mandate/ I’d never work for Trump because he burns loyalists. But you should beg him for a White House job like you beg random guys at bars to sleep with you. It would be a promotion from shackling yourself to Twitter HQ. https://twitter.com/emeriticus/status/1640006569608769537/video/1
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The drone strike in Syria that killed an American was north of al-Tanf, where Trump was convinced not withdraw troops from by Bolton, Lindsey Graham, and the Pentagon. Trump also agreed to seize more oil fields in Syria. But at least Trump didn’t call Russia a “gas station”!

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In 1997 a Danish woman left her baby in a stroller outside a New York City restaurant while she ate inside. She was arrested and CPS took the baby. She was so confused by the ordeal, explaining to police that in Demark, a high trust society, it’s normal to do that with a baby.

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Trump raised $250 million in donations after the 2020 election by telling people he’d used the money to overturn the results. But not a single dollar went toward that. Instead, he used it to pay off people like you, who went from being pro-DeSantis to a Trump booster for $35,000.
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I got a lot of hate for my reporting that Trump fabricated an imminent doomsday scenario over the Bragg indictment. Lost a ton of followers and was accused of working for a campaign. But I was right: Trump played everyone with the help of his lying blue check Twitter army.
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Glenn is right. And that’s why liberal media has effectively swung behind Trump against DeSantis. Trump and his team leak and talk to liberal reporters. DeSantis and his camp don’t. The party and access and traffic for them stops if Trump goes away.
Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald
The main wish inserted each morning into the prayers of every CNN and MSNBC host, and every NYT and WPost shareholder, is that Trump remain as prominent as possible. Having him as the GOP nominee, then President again, is the jackpot. He saved their jobs and then made them rich: https://twitter.com/bonchieredstate/status/1638898027841691649

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Trump wasn’t arrested Tuesday The indictment didn’t come Wednesday Trump’s campaign *bragged* today to the press about ripping off MAGA grandmas for $1.5 million over this so far Every single MAGA Twitter influencer took the bait or deliberately lied to people about this

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Putin’s approval rating among Americans is just a little lower than their approval rating of the US Congress. If they truly knew that people like Cornyn are more their enemy than any foreign autocrat, it would be even lower.
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DeSantis doesn’t have an influencer army. That claim was invented by Trump adviser Jason Miller with the help of liberal reporter Jake LaHut, who Miller talks with often. It was clever because it was projection—it’s Trump who bought off most “populist” media and influencers.
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@emeriticus: Very principled.

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Looking for a proper handgun safe, settled in this Hornady one for the home office. It’s actually really nice and wasn’t expensive at all

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