America must rise above trump normal…

President Donald Trump appeared to be gloating late Friday as rioters in Atlanta hit CNN’s headquarters with rocks, shattering glass windows, and detonated a firework in the news network’s lobby. As protests over George Floyd’s death turned violent, the commander-in-chief retweeted a post that read: “In an ironic twist of fate, CNN HQ is being attacked by the very riots they promoted as noble & just. Oops.”

Other right-wing figures similarly mocked the violent development. Dinesh D’Souza, the conservative conspiracy theorist and former candidate, wrote, “I hear CNN called in a SWAT team! Why don’t the network  anchors egg on these protesters the way they do when they are destroying other people’s businesses? After all, it’s only property guys!”  Arizona representative Paul Gosar cast doubt on CNN’s coverage: “I don’t believe this because @CNN says its a peaceful political protest. This tweet and the pictures must be fake.” Sean Davis, co-founder of The Federalist, advocated against coronavirus lockdowns while deriding the channel: “If it’s safe enough for left-wing nutjobs to riot against CNN, then it’s safe enough for normal people to return to work, go out to dinner, or go to church. The lockdowns are done.”

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Guest At Packed Memorial Day Weekend Pool Party Tests Positive For Coronavirus

A person who attended a packed pool party in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, over Memorial Day weekend — video of which went viral and drew widespread condemnation — has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Camden County Health Department issued a health warning on Facebook on Friday, revealing an unidentified person from Boone County had “arrived here on Saturday and developed illness on Sunday, so was likely incubating illness and possibly infectious at the time of the visit.”


Tom Cotton and Marsha Blackburn have a nasty new bill meant to distract voters from Donald Trump’s failings

From the beginning, President Trump, along with his Republican allies in Congress, have resorted to racist rhetoric to deflect responsibility for their massive incompetence and mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic. Now that more than 104,000 Americans have died as a result of COVID-19 — with the end nowhere in sight — Trump and the congressional GOP are using blatant xenophobia to move the U.S. into an openly hostile stance against China.After spending months loudly blaming China for propagating the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., Trump is now turning up the thermostat.

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Trump’s baffling and cowardly press conference reveals a president completely unable to lead

Already this week, Trump had tweeted a video in which a supporter of his said: “The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.” And Twitter decided to obscure one of his tweets on Friday morning because he had written “When the looting starts, the shooting starts” — a clear threat of violence toward the protesters in Minneapolis.

When the White House announced President Donald Trump would hold a press conference in the Rose Garden on Friday, many political reporters held on to their seats. Trump’s performances are often unpredictable whirlwind displays, filled with lies, distractions, and attacks.