Everything Charles Blow says here is dead on. At this point, Trump supporters are pot-committed. I don’t think it’s even worth wondering what it would take for them to turn at this point. Trump’s talent is being able to hold on to his supporters no matter how awful he becomes. If the Access Hollywood tape didn’t sink him right before the election, then nothing will. He keeps normalizing terrible to his supporters that every rung down is easier for him to go down.
This midterm election coming up in November is really the last chance we have of stopping him. If the Democrats don’t take something back then there is no chance at even putting a speed bump to slow down his dangerous and cruel administration.
I’m kind of enjoying the Omarosa press blitz. I don’t trust much of what Omarosa says to be true but trust Trump even less so am kind of enjoying Trump’s people having to fend off Omarosa’s claims makes me hungry for a slice of schadenfreude cake. Like this claim of Omarosa walking in on Trump eating a piece of paper:
The former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault-Newman claims in her forthcoming memoir that she once saw President Donald Trump eating a piece of paper in the Oval Office, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing excerpts it obtained.
“I saw him put a note in his mouth,” Manigault-Newman wrote, according to the newspaper. “Since Trump was ever the germaphobe, I was shocked he appeared to be chewing and swallowing the paper. It must have been something very, very sensitive.”
I do not watch any of Trump’s Nurembergish rallies. It seems like he is having more and more of them lately and there’s only so much of him I can take without wanting to destroy my tv. But I did happen to look through this twitter thread of some of the more outrageous statements that he is making at these rallies. The entire thread is here but I’ll post some of the crazier quotes below.
Trump attacks the "clown" who climbed the Statue of Liberty to protest his family separation policy, saying he would not have sent rescuers up but would just have set up "nets" for her, presumably to jump.
Trump says if he's debating Warren, he is going to buy an ancestry kit, and – "very carefully…because we're the Me Too generation…" – "we will say I will give you a million dollars to your favourite charity…if you take the test."
I think he’s completely insane now. I don’t even think he is lying anymore. He believes any hot air that exits his racist, sexist, xenophobic larynx now. And the GOP will goose step along no matter what he does. We are seriously in a bad spot right now.
And HHS is now saying that it is actually closer to 3,000 families that have been separated by Trump’s monstrous policy. And there are a lot of questions at how they will be able to reunite all of the families whose children they kidnapped.
A giant balloon dubbed “Trump baby” has been given the green light to fly near parliament during the president’s UK visit.
London mayor Sadiq Khan’s Greater London Authority has approved a request for the flight after thousands signed a petition and a crowdfunding campaign raised more than £16,000 to get the six-metre inflatable off the ground.
Strict rules are in place for the flight from Parliament Square Gardens, with the balloon being tethered to the ground and restricted from floating higher than 30m (98ft).
It will fly between 9.30am and 11.30am on Friday 13 July – coinciding with the president’s visit to the UK and a “Stop Trump” march in central London.