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Kagro in the Morning

May 28, 2020

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David Waldman and Greg Dworkin bring us one day closer to the end, the beginning, the truth, and Friday:

Just as testing increases COVID-19, and racism and police brutality have only increased because of phone cameras…  Donald Trump’s lies also keep accumulating because people keep counting them. Therefore, Trump will vanquish lie-counting by executive order today. No need for him to check on the legality, feasibility, or prudence of this. Why bother? But let’s not call the unprepared, irresponsible, self-absorbed Donald Trump a liar. Donald Trump is also a maniacal despot, and a wildly unpopular one that’s becoming more unpopular wherever he is compared to actual human beings.

Donald Trump is lying about why he votes by mail. Florida’s lying about coronavirus deaths, unless a couple extra thousand Floridians dying from pneumonia is a coincidence. What happened to the 140 people exposed by those hairstylists in Missouri? What will happen to the several hundred people on this bridge? Soon, Donald Trump can and will point to Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro as being even worse than he is.

In Pennsylvania, Republicans came into possession of a state legislator strapped to some coronavirus and deployed him into the Democratic caucus for detonation.

A polling company put two random words together for a name, and also some polling numbers that show Susan Collins approaching a double-digit loss. Since 2016, state polling has improved, maybe.

Firing by Zoom is the latest update to firing by Post-it, or you know... firing by tweet.