Per pooler @meridithmcgraw, the set-up for Trump's 7 p.m. press conference includes "dozens and dozens of club members, in golf gear and some holding wine glasses - have filed into the ballroom. Only a handful of the dozens of club members were seen wearing masks..."— Annie Karni (@anniekarni) August 7, 2020
Visitors at @realDonaldTrump‘s club in Bedminster, NJ have been invited to stay for his upcoming press conference here. pic.twitter.com/t6d5Nb3y2s— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) August 7, 2020
Seems an appropriate gathering to announce help for millions of unemployed Americans. Nothing like the country club crowd to show how in touch Trump is with average Americans. Seems like his “let them eat cake” moment.— Marc Bandman (@MarcBandman) August 7, 2020
Campaign rally or narcissistic center-of-attention fix--not a press conference and should be treated as such.— 2016Prez (@BSstack11) August 7, 2020
This is the president of the United States during a pandemic and a financial crisis. https://t.co/ZYRWJn453z— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) August 8, 2020
Trump begins his August 7 Bedminster news conference with some casual xenophobia pic.twitter.com/70xsq8eGBn— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 7, 2020
Trump suggests the coronavirus situation in the US is more or less the same as in Japan, but that's absurd. Japan had 1,134 new cases yesterday, while the US had 53,206. The scale of the outbreaks aren't comparable. pic.twitter.com/iokhofWh0W— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 7, 2020
Up is down. Florida, Texas, and Arizona have done great when it comes to the coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/zIU6duNDFO— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 7, 2020
Trump is still hopelessly confused about how coronavirus testing works. (The prevalence of testing can't explain why more than 1,200 Americans died from Covid on Thursday alone.) pic.twitter.com/gsb82P8nAW— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 7, 2020
Trump says he's looking at doing an executive order to require health care providers to cover preexisting conditions, which is already the law of the land thanks to the Affordable Care Act he hates so much pic.twitter.com/2EG5iL9DCA— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 7, 2020
So after 1,295 days.— YS (@NYinLA2121) August 8, 2020
After 3 1/2 years.
After Repeal and Replace failed.
After the GOP Congress voted 56 times to end it.
After promising a plan “in 2 weeks”.
Trump unveiled his “Beautiful Healthcare” Plan.
You want to know what it’s called?
The Trump Justice Department filed a brief June 25 in support of the GOP argument that “the entire ACA ... must fall.”, including coverage for pre-existing conditions. https://t.co/7uwNIX7Yu4— Decoherence (@DecoherenceWave) August 8, 2020
"Middlemen. I guess you'd have to say to be politically correct, 'middlemen and women.' You've never heard 'the middlewoman' before, you heard 'middlemen.' That's the term." -- Trump pic.twitter.com/wrsoYTRAUT— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 8, 2020
"Portland is a disaster. It's been a disaster for many, many years." #wut pic.twitter.com/ToRkM23I8i— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 8, 2020
"I don't care what anybody says" -- Trump dismisses the intelligence community's announcement today that Russia is once again helping him pic.twitter.com/dCHTbJctN6— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 8, 2020
Trump absurdly claims that mail-in ballots are a bigger threat than foreign election interference pic.twitter.com/Ly0fMDmnzE— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 8, 2020
Trump's paying Bedminster customers boo when a reporter points out that many of them aren't wearing masks, violating New Jersey law. Trump defends them by describing them as "peaceful protesters" of the media, then ends the news conference to a round of applause. pic.twitter.com/5DVow55B1G— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 8, 2020
boggle my mind that serious journalists show up to these pointless events https://t.co/DtHl0Rzcsm— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) August 8, 2020