CNBC: "The employment-population ratio — the number of employed people as a percentage of the U.S. adult population — plunged to 52.8% in May, meaning 47.2% of Americans are jobless. ... "To get the employment-to-population ratio back to where it was at its peak in 2000 we need to create 30 million jobs," said Torsten Slok, Deutsche Bank's chief economist."
NPR: "At least 97,000 children tested positive for the coronavirus during the last two weeks of July, according to a new review of state-level data by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children's Hospital Association. The increase represents a 40% surge in the nation's cumulative total of child cases."
Who Votes By Mail?
President Donald TrumpFun Fact: When Trump used a mail-in ballot for the 2017 New York City mayoral election, he wrote the wrong month for his date of birth.
First Lady Melanie Trump
Vice-President Mike Pence
Second Lady Karen "Mother" Pence
Ivanka "Find Something New" Trump
Jared "World's Most Punchable Face" Kushner
Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
Attorney General Bill Barr
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos
Director of National Economic Council Larry Kudlow
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross
RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel
Former Campaign Manager Brad Parscale
Dolt45 held his Saturday campaign rally at his golf course.
Trump begins his August 15 Bedminster news conference by claiming US coronavirus cases are going down "despite" testing, which reveals a profound confusion about how testing works. (Also there were over 55,000 news cases yesterday, so cases are not significantly dropping.) pic.twitter.com/hu3BFFZaiZ— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 15, 2020
TRUMP: "Thanks to my administration's decisive action to save American jobs we are currently witnessing the fastest economic recovery in American history." (The unemployment rate is currently over 10 percent!) pic.twitter.com/TAAlkfTCwu— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 15, 2020
Trump Trumpflates his usual false claim that Biden will double or triple your taxes, this time saying he wants to "quadruple" taxes.— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 15, 2020
"I want to say that I want college football to come back. These are strong, healthy, incredible people. These are people that, ah, want to play football very badly. A great, great talent & QB called me 2 days ago & I spoke to him a couple of times. He said 'sir, we want it back'" pic.twitter.com/Uyo4BN9dpi— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 15, 2020
Trump whines about a New York Times story that discusses whether people in swing states will blame him for the absence of college football this fall pic.twitter.com/QRmZ5AutKQ— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 15, 2020
Trump says postmaster Louis DeJoy is "very talented" and also "very nice." He blames Democrats for not approving "proper funding for postal." ???— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 15, 2020
Trump says this without a shred of irony: "If I win, which I hope to win -- how can you not when you see numbers like this both on the virus and the economy? We should win, we should all keep this incredible thing going." pic.twitter.com/lw7IiCG4oH— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 15, 2020
How to steal an election pic.twitter.com/A4UTHjxaDX— Brent Staples (@BrentNYT) August 15, 2020
Yes, he has my full backing and also I don’t know what he’s doing. https://t.co/mHOj11MVg7— Decoherence (@DecoherenceWave) August 15, 2020
Trump on his postmaster general removing sorting machines nationwide: "I can't tell you what he's doing" pic.twitter.com/pGLyctv2ec— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 15, 2020
Playbook this morning. We rarely see the kind on penetration the USPS story is getting. These are all front page headlines from across the country. pic.twitter.com/iVkebaGWFk— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) August 15, 2020
At his private golf club... Trump referred to Nevada’s governor as a “clubhouse politician.”— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 15, 2020
Trump says this like it's a mission statement: "You're not gonna know [the election results] for months or for years. Because these [mail] ballots are all gonna lost, they're gonna be gone. pic.twitter.com/lpke3FlaDF— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 15, 2020
Trump: "If stupid people aren't elected, next year, we're going to have one of the greatest years that we've ever had."— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 15, 2020
REPORTER: Will you say Kamala Harris is eligible to run and be vice president based on the fact she was born in Oakland?— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 15, 2020
TRUMP: "So, I have nothing to do with that. I read something about it ... it's not something that bothers me." pic.twitter.com/Oq3CCluSvn
The President is given a chance to denounce birtherism 2.0 pic.twitter.com/Vqs8OuXQYD— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) August 15, 2020
"The lawyer happens to be a brilliant lawyer, as YOU probably know." –Pres. Donald J. Trump on racist @Newsweek op-ed about @KamalaHarris— Bad Fox Graphics (@BadFoxGraphics) August 15, 2020
Fact Check: @DrJohnEastman is not a brilliant lawyer. He works for white supremacist @ClaremontInst. https://t.co/BhFUB0cSDR pic.twitter.com/rqW0tQCbhu
I wrote about the white supremacists at Claremont who cooked up the objectively false claim behind the Kamala Harris birther lie: https://t.co/tKT0I7pJcx @Slate— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) August 14, 2020
Trump on why he won't negotiate a new coronavirus stimulus bill: "The country is doing very well right now. We can live very happily with it [or] without it." pic.twitter.com/wdaDtNUJUk— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 15, 2020
Trump admits he has considered firing Mark Esper pic.twitter.com/mOsXyRLhZ9— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 15, 2020
“Mark Yesper” pic.twitter.com/uMSRqzZJOR— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) August 15, 2020
TRUMP: "We have a silent majority the likes of which nobody has seen. I just look -- there are thousands of boats in lakes, rivers, & oceans ... it's called 'boaters for Trump' ... we did nothing to do this." pic.twitter.com/5TIdRddESP— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 15, 2020
"We did nothing to do this. This — this is just GENERIC, it just happened." –Pres. Donald J. Trump on 'Boaters for Trump,' confusing generic and organic. 🤦♀️🛥️ https://t.co/XvoTHPYa8d pic.twitter.com/U9Ops3VEuT— Bad Fox Graphics (@BadFoxGraphics) August 15, 2020
Boat parade. Drink!— Dan Bennett (@nerdyatty) August 15, 2020
So who in the White House got him focused on boats? It’s like a little child after his first trip to the beach.— jay dub (@thejuice45) August 15, 2020
A good follow up would have been “if there’s so much more enthusiasm than 2016 why are you trying to stop people from voting”?— Bianca Lipari (@PraizeBe) August 15, 2020
"I wouldn't say I'm thrilled with everybody, frankly" -- Trump concludes his press conference by suggesting he'll fire his entire cabinet if he wins another term pic.twitter.com/5zqd69EPaW— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 15, 2020
Trump: If I win, which I hope to win. How can you not when you see numbers like this both on the virus and the economy? We should win, we should all be keep this incredible thing going pic.twitter.com/O5va6CW3OA— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) August 15, 2020
Trump's 54th Incorrect Mention of "1917"
Trump still has not figured out that the 1918 flu pandemic didn't happen in 1917 pic.twitter.com/uM8KkzDsMc— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 15, 2020