Trump demonstrates utter contempt for justice in commuting Roger Stone’s sentence

That Trump pardons people who commit fraud, conspiracy, and obstruction is only fitting — since Donald Trump has already paid a $2 million fine for fraudulent use of his charity, and a $25 million settlement over his fraudulent university. Trump has been sued at least five times for breach of contract, and hundreds of times for nonpayment. Fraud … is just what he does for a living.

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8 Lost Weeks and No Masks (Thanks, Trump!) Have Bankrupted a Sh*t-Ton of Companies

POP CRAMPS: So while Trump fiddled for two months, then encouraged “reopening” beaches, gatherings, bars, and rallies, then poo-pooed mask wearing, the real economy fell into the toilet. Not just for the big companies, but also for the mom and pop shops, local restaurants, gyms, barber shops, offices, distributorships, creative agencies, and more that won’t be tallied until this thing is over.

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WAPO Opinion | Trump’s awful new reelection strategy makes a powerful case against him

Over the weekend, Trump claimed that “99 percent” of cases are “totally harmless.” This disgusting lie appears based on an absurdly downgraded death-rate calculation and ignores multiple realities: The virus’s degradations are severe and persistent even in many who survive it, and carriers spread it to others — indeed, we’re hitting new highs in case levels as we speak.

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Protests in the US: America’s contradictions are breaking wide open

I thought of al-Sahhaf in that moment because Trump’s photo op felt not like a prelude to victory but a weird admission of defeat. I want to be clear: The forces of so-called “law and order” that Trump purported to support still very much run rampant on American streets. But Trump’s actions and demeanor weren’t those of a president convinced he was about to win a great victory. They were those of a political leader doing whatever he could to shore up his base. He didn’t seem assured; he seemed panicky.

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Trump administration blocks release of CDC guidelines for reopening safely

A “person close to the White House’s coronavirus task force” told the AP that releasing detailed guidance for opening specific areas of the economy is a “slippery slope,” supposedly because different areas of the country are affected differently by coronavirus. But the science isn’t different from place to place, even if the infection levels are.

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