For Friday President Desperate, desperately tried to change the subject away from his poor leadership by tweeting 9 times and retweeting 9 times, so far.
For his first tweet President Subject Changer attacked his favorite foe, the media. Shocking, I know.
On February 28th, 2020, President Asshole held a campaign rally in South Carolina, where he said the Democrats were politicizing Coronavirus calling it their new hoax.
As MSNBC News anchor Brain Williams explained prior to playing the clip at that time there were 64 known cases of the coronavirus in the U.S..
After calling the virus the Democrats “new hoax,” he said: but you know, we did something that’s been pretty amazing. We have 15 people in this massive country and because of the fact we went early–we went early, we could have had a lot more than that.
NBC News headline from February 28th, 2020; Trump calls coronavirus Democrats’ ‘new hoax’.
The Hill headline from February 28th, 2020; Trump hits Democrats over coronavirus criticism: ‘This is their new hoax’.
The Daily Beast headline from February 28th, 2020; Trump: Democrats’ Coronavirus Criticism a ‘New Hoax’.
With Matthew Gertz on vacation I can’t say for certain this is what triggered President Desperate, but since we all know he watches Fox & Friends in the morning. I’m going post the ad posted by Big “Human Capital Stock” John in the Night Owl, anyway.
He moves on to blast former Vice President and Political rival Joe Biden over comments made yesterday saying that Biden lost the “Black Vote.”
The tweet was deleted only for President “China Virus” to explain later that Biden is not worthy of the “Black Vote!”.
He retweeted the Yahoo News clip.
The statement at question regarding the black community. (the 1 minute 32 second mark of the video clip.)
Biden: What y’all know, but most people don’t know, unlike the African American community with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community. With incredibly different attitudes about different things. You go to Florida you find a very different attitude about immigration in certain places than you do when you are in Arizona. So it’s a very different–very diverse community.
Biden clarified his remarks via Twitter (not a fan, but what can I do?)
Earlier today, I made some comments about diversity in the African American and Latino communities that I want to clarify. In no way did I mean to suggest the African American community is a monolith—not by identity, not on issues, not at all.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 7, 2020
Throughout my career I've witnessed the diversity of thought, background, and sentiment within the African American community. It's this diversity that makes our workplaces, communities, and country a better place.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 7, 2020
My commitment to you is this: I will always listen, I will never stop fighting for the African American community and I will never stop fighting for a more equitable future.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 7, 2020
In between his bashing Biden for making racist remarks, after President Racist Remarks called the coronavirus the China Virus, again, he thanked BLU Flag for offering him a pray.
He also thanked bob @thefogislifting.
President Desperately Seeking a Distraction attempts to make a scandal out of Spygate…
In somewhat related news early Friday the Appeals Court ruled that the House Judiciary Committee does have standing to enforce its former White House Counsel Don McGahn subpoena.
BREAKING: The Appeals Court rules that the House Judiciary Committee has standing to enforce its MCGAHN subpoena. pic.twitter.com/kb4MOjwUQr— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) August 7, 2020
IMPORTANT: The ruling cites the MAZARS Supreme Court decision more than a dozen times — and the court says it's MCGAHN, not the House, that seeks to distort the separation of powers. pic.twitter.com/03z4aRyRE8— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) August 7, 2020
ASLO IMPORTANT: Pat Cipollone incendiary October 2019 letter has backfired.— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) August 7, 2020
The court calls it an "apparently unprecedented categorical direction by President Trump that no member of the Executive Branch shall cooperate with the Committee’s impeachment investigation." pic.twitter.com/wnC9RWKJhs
The court also pours cold water on the fever dream of some Democrats seeking to simply arrest witnesses who don't cooperate. pic.twitter.com/yoRebnU6NG— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) August 7, 2020
CNN says that while the House of Representatives can sue McGahn to testify before the Judiciary Committee, McGahn can still challenge it, meaning his testimony would not happen anytime soon.
According to the Mueller Report, McGahn told investigators that President Impeached directed him to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller in an attempt to obstruct Mueller’s investigation. McGahn ignored the order.
The ruling from the Appeals Court was 7-2.
He moves on from one distraction to another attempting to spin the latest jobs report for July issued Friday as a positive sign the economy is rebounding.
He tweets something unrelated to the job numbers only to post a second tweet regarding the job numbers, this time with a photo of himself.
On Friday the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the jobs report for July saying that the U.S. nonfarm payroll employment rose by 1.8 million and that the unemployment rate fell to 10.2 percent.
U.S. employers added or brought back 1.8 million jobs in July, down from 4.8 million in June. For perspective, we're still down 12.9 million since February. pic.twitter.com/8mwYqFzAey— Ben Casselman (@bencasselman) August 7, 2020
The number of people on temporary layoff continued to fall in July, but the number of people on permanent layoff was basically flat. Still, good that we didn't see a rise in permanent losses. pic.twitter.com/r1GN2OEVGe— Ben Casselman (@bencasselman) August 7, 2020
The unemployment rate fell to 10.2 percent in July. That's down significantly from the nearly 15 percent in April, but it's still higher than at the peak of the Great Recession. pic.twitter.com/y9MqqJfz8j— Ben Casselman (@bencasselman) August 7, 2020
Note that the "misclassification" issue that has been plaguing the jobs numbers since March is still present, but much smaller. The unemployment rate would have been a bit less than a point higher without that issue. pic.twitter.com/ElbVD1X1Is— Ben Casselman (@bencasselman) August 7, 2020
Officially, state and local government added 241,000 jobs. But as flagged before the report, that's almost certainly a seasonal adjustment issue. (Normal summer layoffs came early.) State & local government jobs are down about 900k from a year ago. pic.twitter.com/q3DNo5L0QD— Ben Casselman (@bencasselman) August 7, 2020
Leisure and hospitality added nearly 600k jobs in July. But employment in the sector is still down more than 4 million from February. pic.twitter.com/AxUtgHM0fA— Ben Casselman (@bencasselman) August 7, 2020
Similar story in retail: solid gain, but smaller than in June, and nowhere close to enough to fill the hole. pic.twitter.com/I0PuLV91gS— Ben Casselman (@bencasselman) August 7, 2020
Job gains were pretty broad-based, but not as broad-based as in June. The "diffusion index" (measure of how many sub-sectors were adding or cutting jobs) fell in July. And it was below 50 in manufacturing, meaning most sectors were contracting. pic.twitter.com/IqFKouiNb2— Ben Casselman (@bencasselman) August 7, 2020
Casselman with the New York Times, has 6 more tweets in the thread. To view the tweets @bencasselman.
The in-between tweet.
From the White House.
General George Washington established the Purple Heart—then known as the Badge of Military Merit—238 years ago today to recognize meritorious service in action during our Nation’s war for independence. Today, the Purple Heart is reserved for military service members wounded or killed in action. On this day, we pay tribute to these men and women, who have suffered and sacrificed so much for our Nation.
The Purple Heart medal, in its present form, bears the profile of General Washington. An American hero of unparalleled stature in our history, George Washington not only inaugurated this award, but he exemplified the uncommon courage, valor, and devotion to our Nation showed by all who receive it.
As we commemorate the establishment of one of our Nation’s highest honors, we also reaffirm our support and admiration for the remarkable heroes of America’s Armed Forces. Each day, these men and women safeguard peace and prosperity at home and abroad and protect our unique American way of life. Our Nation is forever indebted to these valiant warriors for their service and sacrifice.
The First Lady and I join a grateful Nation in paying tribute to Purple Heart recipients, their loved ones, and our Gold Star Families. As one Nation, we pray for the safety of our country’s men and women in uniform—both past and present—and commit to honoring their legacy of service now and for generations to come.The White House. 08/07/2020.
*fingers crossed there is no added press event*
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Happy Friday. I hope y’all have a wonderful socially distanced weekend.