golf day #129 – Trump flees DC and tweets nervous nonsense about Cohen raid

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He’s at a golf course and the weather’s good, so yes he is playing golf — with whom remains yet another secret, as a gutless press can’t seem to find out unless it’s something announced officially to the stenographers.

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Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, said Trump has been able to change the topic when he wants to.

“Where Trump is successful is in controlling the narrative as to what issues we’re discussing,” Murray said. “Every time he does that, he’s very successful in shaking up the media narrative and getting us to focus on a different topic.”

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#TrumpRussia gets more twisted as Russians want their spy back… So which American gets arrested in Russia for the exchange

Stupid AF

A new line of punditry is bubbling up among the president’s followers online, thanking Russia for interfering in the 2016 election, @mckaycoppins reports: https://t.co/ZoS7SUsBi5

— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) July 21, 2018

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Given this pattern of deflection and rationalization, is it really so implausible that a significant segment of Trump backers might complete the journey from denying Russian meddling to celebrating it? Already, GOP voters’ attitudes toward Russia have warmed considerably in the years since the then-Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney identified the country as America’s top geopolitical foe. According to Gallup, the percentage of Republicans who view Russia as “friendly” or an “ally” has doubled since 2014—from 22 percent to 40 percent.

Of course, the dangers of celebrating foreign interference in the American democratic process—regardless of which party benefits—should be self-evident. But that’s a slippery slope some Trump supporters don’t seem afraid of tumbling down.

And then there’s the continuing lies:

And then there’s downright excess

REPORT: Donald Trump’s Military Parade Will Feature Up To 7,000 Servicemembers, 100 Vehicles, 50 Aircraft & 100 Horses

The trolls and bots have gotten to Haberman, although her drunk-tweet while Trump was in Belgium was really beyond the pale in terms of logic.

 

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