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  • #91
    A racist remark against an American journalist of Asian descent...

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2020/0...nr-sot-vpx.cnn

    CNN's Natasha Chen describes a hostile encounter with a beachgoer while reporting on location in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

    Comment


    • Jose50
      Jose50 commented
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      Just goes to show that there is intolerance at Myrtle Beach along with virtually anywhere. What's your point? Is it that it's because the CNN girl got disrespected? If she was from Fox News would you care as much?

    • Cambronnne
      Cambronnne commented
      Editing a comment
      Originally posted by Jose50 View Post
      Just goes to show that there is intolerance at Myrtle Beach along with virtually anywhere. What's your point? Is it that it's because the CNN girl got disrespected? If she was from Fox News would you care as much?
      Actually the reporter described it as "a person".
      So she encountered one jerk and this is news?


    • wolfhnd
      wolfhnd commented
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      Maybe if the reporter has gotten an education instead of an indoctrination we wouldn't be talking about this incident.

  • #92
    ...to pull the Republican National Convention from Charlotte, NC...

    Please do.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/25/polit...ion/index.html


    President Donald Trump began a solemn Memorial Day railing against North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, ahead of the 2020 Republican National Convention, threatening to pull it out of Charlotte, where the convention is expected to be held August 24 to 27.


    Trump contended that Cooper is "unable to guarantee" that the arena can be filled to capacity.

    "I love the Great State of North Carolina, so much so that I insisted on having the Republican National Convention in Charlotte at the end of August," Trump said in a series of tweets. "Unfortunately, Democrat Governor, @RoyCooperNC is still in Shutdown mood & unable to guarantee that by August we will be allowed full attendance in the Arena. In other words, we would be spending millions of dollars building the Arena to a very high standard without even knowing if the Democrat Governor would allow the Republican Party to fully occupy the space."

    The President's calls for a "guarantee" from North Carolina officials overlooks the uncertainty surrounding the summertime levels of the coronavirus and the challenges of hosting a political convention -- or any large event -- in the middle of an ongoing public health crisis.
    In an interview last week, Cooper said that data and science will guide his decisions on whether the state can hold large gatherings like the convention. He said the Republican convention, which he supported bringing to Charlotte, will be treated like any other event.

    "This is not political. This is not emotional. This is based on health experts, data and science and that's it for everybody to see," Cooper told CNN. "No one is being favored or disfavored over the other."

    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

    Comment


    • Massena
      Massena commented
      Editing a comment
      And Trump employs his usual 'playbook' in his search for a convenient 'scapegoat.'

      https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/25/polit...ion/index.html


      President Donald Trump has found his convention scapegoat: North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper.


      The Democratic executive, narrowly elected for the first time in 2016, came under fire from the Republican President on Monday morning, when Trump turned to Twitter to pressure him to guarantee Republicans will allow the convention in Charlotte to be "fully occupied" in August despite coronavirus concerns and threatened to move the convention if assurances cannot be made.

      The strategy from Trump is clear, according to a Republican operative familiar with the convention process: Trump is attempting to force Cooper "to be the bad guy," the operative said, so if changes have to be made to the convention, it can be blamed on the Democratic governor, not the Republican planning committee.

      It's a notably public spat for a Democrat who has kept a relatively low national profile for much of his career.


    • Half Pint John
      Half Pint John commented
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      Trump threatens...where have we heard that before?

    • Massena
      Massena commented
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      Too many times...and that's what bullies do.

  • #93
    ...leaves a lot to be desired...

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...cid=spartandhp
    The Trump administration’s new testing strategy, released Sunday to Congress, holds individual states responsible for planning and carrying out all coronavirus testing, while planning to provide some supplies needed for the tests.

    The proposal also says existing testing capacity, if properly targeted, is sufficient to contain the outbreak. But epidemiologists say that amount of testing is orders of magnitude lower than many of them believe the country needs.

    The report cements a stance that has frustrated governors in both parties, following the administration’s announcement last month that the federal government should be considered “the supplier of last resort” and that states should develop their own testing plans.


    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

    Comment


    • #94
      ...So the WHO has temporarily stopped testing the drug...

      https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/25/healt...alt/index.html

      The World Health Organization has temporarily halted studying hydroxychloroquine as a potential Covid-19 treatment due to safety concerns, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a media briefing in Geneva on Monday.

      The decision was made after an observational study published Friday in the medical journal The Lancet described how seriously ill Covid-19 patients who were treated with hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine were more likely to die. Tedros said that an independent executive group is now reviewing the use of hydroxychloroquine in WHO's Solidarity Trial. The executive group represents 10 of the participating countries in the trial.
      We are not now that strength which in old days
      Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
      Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
      To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

      Comment


      • BorderRuffian
        BorderRuffian commented
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        Originally posted by Snowygerry View Post

        9,3 - that's why they call it the Control group no ?
        If their conditions were the same.

        How ill were these patients:
        CQ: 16.4%
        CQM: 22.2%
        HCQ: 18.0%
        HCQM: 23.8%

        compared to these:
        Control [No HCQ/CQ]: 9.3%

      • Snowygerry
        Snowygerry commented
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        For the study to have any value - that would have to be the case, yes.

        That's why the method is usually published and 'peer reviewed'.

        Should be easy enough to find out

      • Nichols
        Nichols commented
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        Originally posted by Massena View Post
        Covid-19 patients who were treated with hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine were more likely to die.
        Any idea why they are combining both drugs together? It makes no sense to combine the 2 drugs.

        Chloroquine


        Common side effects include
        Other, rare side effects include:
        Possible serious effects:
        Hydroxychloroquine


        Side effects include
        Rarely, hydroxychloroquine can affect the bone marrow leading to reduced white blood cells (leukopenia) or platelets (thrombocytopenia) and abnormal red blood cells (anemia).

        Rare but potentially serious eye toxicity can occur. This toxicity affects a part of the eye called the retina and can lead to color blindness and even loss of vision. An ophthalmologist (eye specialist) often can detect changes in the retina that suggest toxicity before serious damage occurs. Therefore, regular eye examinations, even when there are no symptoms, are mandatory.

        Patients who are genetically deficient in a certain enzyme, called G6PD, can develop a severe anemia resulting from the rupture of red blood cells. This enzyme deficiency is more common in persons of African descent and can be evaluated by blood testing. Hydroxychloroquine may worsen psoriasis.

        https://www.medicinenet.com/chloroqu...oxychloroquine

    • #95
      I wonder what type of 'crystal ball' he's using...

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/elect...cid=spartandhp
      First he lit into Michigan and Nevada, threatening to withhold federal funding because of his assertion that both states were preparing to commit voter fraud through mail-in ballot applications. Then President Donald Trump followed up Sunday with two more broadly-worded warnings that November would be “the greatest Rigged Election in history.”

      “The Democrats are trying to Rig the 2020 Election, plain and simple!” the president claimed.




      Trump’s increasingly amped-up rhetoric surrounding the integrity of the November election is beginning to bring to center stage a previously muted conversation. With the president lagging behind Joe Biden in public opinion polls six months before the general election, his opponents are becoming increasingly anxious that Trump may attempt to undermine the results of the election if he loses — or worse, might attempt to cling to power regardless of the outcome.

      "He is planting the seeds for delegitimizing the election if he loses," Vanita Gupta, a former head of DOJ’s civil rights division under President Barack Obama and now president of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, said on Twitter on Sunday in reaction to Trump's "rigged election" claim. "It’s from the playbook. It’ll get more intense as he gets more freaked out."
      We are not now that strength which in old days
      Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
      Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
      To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

      Comment


      • pamak
        pamak commented
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        Originally posted by Trung Si View Post
        If it will be by Mail, I know it will be rigged and I know who will win, thank God here in Texas one has to show up in person!


        Are you sure about that?

        https://www.sos.texas.gov/elections/voter/reqabbm.shtml

        Application for a Ballot by Mail


        To be eligible to vote early by mail in Texas, you must:
        • be 65 years or older;
        • be disabled;
        • be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance; or
        • be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible.

      • Trung Si
        Trung Si commented
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        Originally posted by pamak View Post



        Are you sure about that?

        https://www.sos.texas.gov/elections/voter/reqabbm.shtml

        Application for a Ballot by Mail


        To be eligible to vote early by mail in Texas, you must:
        • be 65 years or older;
        • be disabled;
        • be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance; or
        • be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible.
        Yes I am sure, by mail only if you are in some way incapacitated or out of the country.

      • pamak
        pamak commented
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        Originally posted by Trung Si View Post

        Yes I am sure, by mail only if you are in some way incapacitated or out of the country.
        Or be over 65 years old as the official site of the TX Secretary of State says.


    • #96
      Trump is advancing yet another conspiracy theory that has already been proven to be false. He is advancing a demonstrably false story about a Congressional intern's accidental death and that is defamatory, disprespectful, and hurtful to the lady's family. Trump's false tweets need to be removed from Twitter.

      https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/26/o...h-twitter.html

      Twitter Must Cleanse the Trump Stain

      The president is spreading a vile conspiracy theory on the platform. Maybe Twitter should finally hold him to its rules.


      We are not now that strength which in old days
      Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
      Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
      To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

      Comment


      • Massena
        Massena commented
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        Trump's 'disgusting' tweets:

        https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...cid=spartandhp
        Over the last 10 days, President Donald Trump has repeatedly insinuated that former Florida congressman (and current MSNBC anchor) Joe Scarborough may have been personally involved in the 2001 death of an aide in his district office.

        Here's Trump's latest (of many) tweets on it -- from Tuesday morning:




        "The opening of a Cold Case against Psycho Joe Scarborough was not a Donald Trump original thought, this has been going on for years, long before I joined the chorus. In 2016 when Joe & his wacky future ex-wife, Mika, would endlessly interview me, I would always be thinking about whether or not Joe could have done such a horrible thing? Maybe or maybe not, but I find Joe to be a total Nut Job, and I knew him well, far better than most. So many unanswered & obvious questions, but I won't bring them up now! Law enforcement eventually will?"

        None of this is, of course, true. Trump is referring to the death of a woman named Lori Klausutis 19 years ago. As The Washington Post reported back in 2017 (when Trump first started making these unfounded allegations against Scarborough):

        "Authorities determined 16 years ago that she died after losing consciousness from an abnormal heart rhythm and collapsed, striking her head. She was discovered in Scarborough's office in Fort Walton Beach, lying on her back with her head near a desk, according to a 2001 police report."

        The Post story notes that the medical examiner deemed Klausutis' death an accident.

        The President is wrong. This is not a cold case. There aren't "many unanswered & obvious questions." A 28-year-old woman died because of a previously undiagnosed heart condition. It is a tragedy. It is not a murder. And what Trump is doing is using Klausutis' death to score points with his political base -- no matter who it hurts.

      • Massena
        Massena commented
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        This time the president makes false accusations and other grievous errors in the Rose Garden. Once again, Trump has proven that common sense is not a common virtue. The terrible thing about this, in addition that it is 'bearing false witness' is that his minions will continue to believe it.

        https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...cid=spartandhp

        President Trump smeared a prominent television host on Tuesday from the lectern in the Rose Garden with an unfounded allegation of murder, taking the politics of rage and conspiracy theory to a new level even as much of the political world barely took notice.

        In an attack that once would have been unthinkable for a sitting president, Mr. Trump all but accused Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman who now hosts the MSNBC show “Morning Joe,” of killing a staff member in 2001 even though he was 800 miles away at the time and the police ruled her death an accident.
        The president’s charge amplified a series of Twitter messages in recent days that have drawn almost no rebukes from fellow Republicans eager to look the other way but have anguished the family of Lori Klausutis, who died when she suffered a heart condition that caused her to fall and hit her head on a desk. Mr. Trump doubled down on the false accusation even after Timothy Klausutis pleaded unsuccessfully with Twitter to take down the posts about his late wife because they were causing her family such deep pain.

      • Massena
        Massena commented
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        In a new development, Twitter has added fact-checking to Trump's tweets:

        https://news.yahoo.com/widower-delet...l&uh_test=1_02

        For the first time, Twitter has flagged some of President Donald Trump's tweets with a fact-check warning.

        On Tuesday, Twitter added a warning phrase to two Trump tweets that called mail-in ballots “fraudulent” and predicted that “mail boxes will be robbed,” among other things. Under the tweets, there is now a link reading “Get the facts about mail-in ballots” that guides users to a Twitter “moments” page with fact checks and news stories about Trump’s unsubstantiated claims.

        Until now, the president has simply blown past Twitter’s half-hearted attempts to enforce rules intended to promote civility and “healthy” conversation on its most prominent user. Trump frequently amplifies misinformation, spreads abuse and uses his pulpit to personally attack private citizens and public figures alike — all forbidden under Twitter's official rules.

        In a statement, Twitter said Trump's vote-by-mail tweets “contain potentially misleading information about voting processes and have been labeled to provide additional context around mail-in ballots.”

        Trump has never previously faced Twitter sanctions on his account. The husband of a woman who died by accident two decades ago in an office of then-GOP Rep. Joe Scarborough recently demanded that Twitter remove the president’s baseless tweets suggesting that Scarborough, now a fierce Trump critic, killed her. Twitter issued a statement expressing its regret to the husband but so far has taken no action on those tweets.

    • #97
      Didn't Trump criticize Obama for golfing too much...and then state that he wouldn't do that? Seems that he's golfed more than Obama did at this point in Obama's presidency...nothing like a good double-standard.

      https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/25/polit...olf/index.html


      Criticized for golfing twice on a Memorial Day weekend during which the US coronavirus death toll approached 100,000, President Donald Trump responded Sunday and Monday by drawing attention, again, to former President Barack Obama's golfing.


      Trump denounced the media, which he called "sick with hatred and dishonesty," for supposedly failing to mention that Saturday was his first time golfing in three months. (CNN, among other outlets, did note that it was his first golf outing since March 8.) Trump also accused the media of failing to talk about "all of the time Obama spent on the golf course, often flying to Hawaii in a big, fully loaded 747, to play. What did that do to the so-called Carbon Footprint?"

      "Barack was always playing golf," he said in one of his five golf-related tweets.

      Facts First: Trump has spent much more time playing golf than Obama did through this point of the term -- after repeatedly attacking Obama's golfing and claiming he would not play if he got elected himself. Just Trump's airplane trips to his Mar-a-Lago Club and residence in Florida, from which he has often taken a motorcade ride to a nearby golf course he owns, have required far more air travel than Obama's once-a-year Hawaii vacations did through this point in the term.
      We are not now that strength which in old days
      Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
      Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
      To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

      Comment


      • Massena
        Massena commented
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        Originally posted by OttoHarkaman View Post
        I am so glad you have so much time on your hands to worry about such things. Would you mind posting a comparison of Trump and Obama's golf scores, we need to stay more informed.
        I'm retired-I have all the time I want.

      • Massena
        Massena commented
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        Originally posted by wolfhnd View Post
        Better someone who cheats at golf than someone who used Russian misinformation to cheat at politics.
        Then Trump has done both.

      • wolfhnd
        wolfhnd commented
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        Originally posted by Massena View Post

        Then Trump has done both.
        Lol

    • #98
      Trump continues to make a jackass out of himself...

      https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/26/polit...sks/index.html


      Joe Biden called President Donald Trump "an absolute fool" on Tuesday for sharing a tweet that mocked the former vice president for wearing a mask Monday at a Memorial Day ceremony.


      In an interview with CNN's Dana Bash in Delaware -- Biden's first in-person interview since being knocked off the campaign trail by the coronavirus pandemic -- the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said Trump is fueling a cultural opposition to wearing masks when "every leading doc in the world is saying we should wear a mask when you're in a crowd."

      "This macho stuff, for a guy -- I shouldn't get going, but it just, it costs people's lives. It's costing people's lives," Biden said. Trump's position amounts to "stoking deaths," he said.

      He added: "Presidents are supposed to lead, not engage in folly and be falsely masculine."
      We are not now that strength which in old days
      Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
      Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
      To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

      Comment


      • #99
        The unemployment rate is the worst since the Great Depression...and that isn't the only major problem.

        https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/mark...cid=spartandhp

        The coronavirus pandemic choked the longest economic expansion on record, with states' stay-at-home orders putting the U.S. economy into a self-induced coma. As restaurants, bars, retailers, gyms and theaters closed to keep as many people home as possible, tens of millions lost their jobs, and unemployment surged to the highest levels since the Great Depression.

        It's a glimpse into how contagious recessions can be - perhaps just as much as the coronavirus that caused it.

        "It's a domino effect: The longer this goes on, the cracks get a bit bigger," says Samantha Azzarello, global market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. "The policy response to COVID-19 is what caused the actual recession. It was a policy choice to shut down the economy. We're getting hit all at once now."

        Here's what's happening in the U.S. economy right now - and how the coronavirus crisis is making or breaking it, based on these important measures.
        We are not now that strength which in old days
        Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
        Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
        To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

        Comment


        • The following article by Peter Wehner has been published in The Atlantic. One of the author's more pointed comments in the article is '
          He is a crimson stain on American decency. ' And that is an accurate assessment.

          https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/ar...-trump/612097/

          “I’m asking you to intervene in this instance because the President of the United States has taken something that does not belong to him—the memory of my dead wife—and perverted it for perceived political gain.”

          There may be a more damning thing that’s been said about an American president, but none immediately comes to mind.

          This sentence is from a heartbreaking May 21 letter written by Timothy Klausutis to Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, asking Dorsey to delete a series of tweets by Donald Trump. Klausutis is the widower of Lori Kaye Klausutis, who died nearly 20 years ago. (Timothy Klausutis, who never remarried, still lives in the house he shared with his wife.) The autopsy conducted at the time of Lori’s death confirmed that it was an accident; she had fainted as the result of a heart condition, hitting her head on a desk. There’s not a thimble of evidence of foul play.


          We are not now that strength which in old days
          Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
          Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
          To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

          Comment


          • The following article also appeared in The Atlantic:

            https://www.theatlantic.com/politics...licans/612007/
            In the future museumof Never Trumpers turned Ever Trumpers, Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado will have pride of place. In 2016, Gardner called Donald Trump a “buffoon,” left the Republican National Convention after one day rather than watching him formally receive the party’s nomination, called for him to drop out of the race after the release of the Access Hollywood
            tape, and said he would write in Mike Pence’s name on his presidential ballot.

            Now Gardner, perhaps the Senate’s most endangered Republican incumbent, is locked in an uphill battle for reelection in a state trending bluer by the day. He trails his probable Democratic opponent, the former governor and erstwhile presidential candidate John Hickenlooper, by double digits in the polls. In a sharp about-face, Gardner has backed Trump at every turn since endorsing the president for reelection last year.

            “He’s been with us 100 percent,” Trump said of Gardner at a February rally in Colorado Springs, at which Gardner lavished praise on the president.

            What happened?

            Not so long ago, there was a time in American politics when elected officials who found their state’s voters shifting beneath them would adjust their partisan loyalties to stay in power. Former Senators James Jeffords of Vermont and Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania both left the Republican Party when its national agenda grew out of step with that of their voters. A generation of southern politicians, from George Wallace to Strom Thurmond, adapted its stances on race as black voters’ access to the ballot box rose.
            We are not now that strength which in old days
            Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
            Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
            To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

            Comment


            • France has rejected Trump's favorite anti-malaria drug:

              https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/hea...cid=spartandhp
              Hydroxychloroquine, the old malaria medicine touted as a treatment for Covid-19, can no longer be used to treat the new coronavirus in France amid growing evidence that it can cause more harm than good.
              We are not now that strength which in old days
              Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
              Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
              To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

              Comment


              • Poor baby...emphasis on 'baby'...I guess he's taking his 'tweets' and going home...

                President Donald Trump is threatening to "strongly regulate" or "close down" social media platforms a day after Twitter added a "fact check" label to two of his tweets about mail-in ballots.

                After tweeting Tuesday that "Twitter is now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election" and "stifling FREE SPEECH," Trump initially tweeted again Wednesday about social media platforms without specifically naming Twitter, which has been his favorite platform to post unfiltered views to his millions of followers.

                Asserting that "Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices," Trump tweeted, "We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen."
                We are not now that strength which in old days
                Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

                Comment


                • Massena
                  Massena commented
                  Editing a comment
                  More whining from Trump: I guess that Trump really doesn't understand the Constitution.

                  https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/27/polit...ate/index.html


                  President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to "strongly regulate" or even shut down social media platforms after Twitter applied a fact-check to two of his tweets this week.


                  Trump did not elaborate on what actions he could take. But the threat is Trump's clearest expression of intent to use the power of government to target his perceived political enemies in the private sector -- businesses that already enjoy wide latitude under the law to moderate their platforms as they see fit. And it raises the stakes for Twitter and Facebook as they grapple with Trump's misleading claims about mail-in voting and his baseless insinuations that a cable TV news host had a hand in an aide's death decades ago.

                  "Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices. We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen," Trump tweeted Wednesday. He went on to accuse the tech industry of trying to interfere in the 2016 election, before repeating an unfounded claim about voter fraud stemming from mail-in ballots.

                  "We can't let large scale Mail-In Ballots take root in our Country," Trump tweeted. "It would be a free for all on cheating, forgery and the theft of Ballots. Whoever cheated the most would win. Likewise, Social Media. Clean up your act, NOW!!!!"
                  Facebook and Twitter declined to comment Wednesday.

                  Later Wednesday morning, Trump teased a "big action" regarding social media but declined to elaborate on what that could be.
                  Trump's Twitter outburst followed an unprecedented decision by the platform on Tuesday evening to apply a fact-checking label to Trump's content for the first time.


              • ...or just delusions...Trump claims powers he just doesn't have...

                https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...cid=spartandhp

                As he battles the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump has been claiming extraordinarily sweeping powers that legal scholars say the president simply doesn't have. And he has repeatedly refusing to spell out the legal basis for those powers.

                “It's not that the president does't have a remarkable amount of power to respond to a public health crisis. It’s that these are not the powers he has," said Stephen Vladeck, a University of Texas School of Law professor who specializes in constitutional and national security law.

                First it was Trump's assertion that he could force governors to reopen their economies before they felt ready. “When somebody’s the president of the United States, the authority is total,” he claimed.

                Trump soon dropped the threat, saying he would instead leave such decisions to the states. But he has revived the idea in recent days as he has tried to pressure governors to allow churches and other places of worship to hold in-person services, even where stay-at-home orders and other limits on large gatherings remain in effect.

                Asked Tuesday what authority he had to enforce such a mandate, Trump was cagey.

                “I can absolutely do it if I want to," he said. "We have many different ways where I can override them and if I have to, I’ll do that.”

                The White House declined to spell out any specific statute, but White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement that “every decision the president has made throughout this pandemic has been to protect the health and safety of the American people.”

                We are not now that strength which in old days
                Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

                Comment

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