I kicked around on the internet for hours trying to find a way into today’s news, and at 11:23 p.m., Trump handed it to me. He tweeted that he is changing the date of his June 19 rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Noting that the date is Juneteenth—the day celebrating black freedom since 1865—he said “Many of my African American friends and supporters have reached out to suggest that we consider changing the date out… of respect for this Holiday, and in observance of this important occasion and all it represents. I have therefore decided to move our rally to Saturday, June 20, in order to honor their requests….”
Totally unrelated to today's letter. I was speaking to a Trump supporting neighbor. He told me he likes Tucker Carlson, but has turned off media for the past few weeks. I asked him if he liked Sesame Street. He stated that he loved it. I then showed him the video. Blew him away. Then we got to talking about the history of the Republican party. Guess who is now watching HCR's videos. He is in his mid-40's, and like most people had no clue. I am now conversing with a much more humble man.
Every time Trump chooses a day to celebrate his bigotry I learn something more about American history. Schoolgirl history classes were pretty poor.
Juneteenth should be a national holiday.
I agree that "it appears that the president plans to run his campaign by stoking cultural, racial, and gender resentment." And I think this stoking is more than a re-election bid. I'm afraid he is trying to tear our country apart, to bring our democracy, our union, fragile and imperfect as it is, down. I really believe we, the citizens of the United States have a long, deep and strong understanding of the value and preciousness of our democracy, and that we will emerge from this series of attack on our country, by our president, using and abusing his considerable powers.
“The Christian Medical Association, the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List, and the right-leaning Heritage Foundation all applauded the move, which is due to take effect by mid-August.”. I guess power is what these groups really stand for.... a sense of being able to influence something.. Funny, they all want to reduce government control except in the bedroom and regarding people’s bodies. Defining LGBTQ people as a problem to be dealt with by law is insane. Reducing abortions requires finding and making available alternatives, not passing unenforceable laws! I never cease to be amazed at what negative assumptions about the nature of mankind, and the notion that the Bible... and other scripture, are legal Constitutions, rather than libraries of inspirational literature, lead to such inhuman abuse.
One thing Trump has done for me is confirm my lack of interest in ever watching a reality tv show!
When you stand up to a bully and he nolonger has his thug enforcers rooting so wholeheartedly for him...he backs off and shows his true nature and looses even more psycophantic support.
The John Bolton part makes me angry. However, I think even if he testified the outcome would have been the same.
"Our numbers appeared to plateau last month, but that was because the hot spots in cities, especially New York City, had begun to cool. As that happened, other hot spots opened up in states that had previously been less affected."
I agree. The numbers in NY/NJ were such a high percentage of the US overall, that it appeared to minimize new case rates nationally. Now that the rates have decreased in the two States, the rates are seen as several fold. And they are -- 7-day averages of new cases are devastating.
Do you buy 'many friends and supports reached out about Juneteenth' and he hadn't realized? Once you blew that whistle, you dont get to unblow it. He's doing the same thing in Jacksonville. Think that date will change? If he's trying to pivot, I dont buy it.
It's clear the political planner for all events Trump is Steven Miller, the self-hating Jew who should have been stuffed in a seabag and thrown off the Santa Monica pier during a storm, long ago.
Rather than 'blinking' that resulted in changing the RNC date, I suspect he (his minders) are hoping to still get African American votes. How anyone can think that will help at this point....They will probably gaslight that "oh, we didn't know, and we're sorry" story line.
It will be interesting what John Bolton has to say in his book, and if he will do interviews upon its release. I can only imagine his fury at Trump for delaying the release of his book. No doubt the delay cost him (and publisher0 dearly in sales. He is so much like Trump in many ways...particularly in his take-no-prisoners attitude.
I watched about as much of his West Point speech as i could stand. He is literally breaking down before our eyes.
Amazing that Trump "blinked". How might that be understood by his "base?" Caving to the "fake news" or to the Dems?
"Increasingly, it appears that the president plans to run his campaign by stoking cultural, racial, and gender resentment." Do you think he is rethinking this strategy now? He backed away from the Juneteenth rally, withdrawn national guard from DC.. if there is one thing that his reptilian brain registers is reading public sentiment and moving accordingly