It’s Monday aka The Last Day of August 2020.
For The Last Day of August 2020 President Jerk-Face has tweeted 5 times and retweeted zero times so far.
Before we get to Monday’s tweets, let’s take a moment to discuss Sunday’s lunacy of 31 tweets, and 79 retweets.
What was on President Weekend Golfer-Twitter Agitators mind? It was much of the same as it has been for months, Democrats bad, but with the added spin that somehow Democratic Candidate Joe Biden, is responsible for the civil unrest hitting several cities across the country.
One question that Political Twitter seemed to be asking was when-oh-when was Biden going to condemn the riots happening on the back of peaceful protests.
May 29th, 2020.
In the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minnesota cops, captured in full on video, Biden said in his statement, “This is no time for incendiary tweets. This is no time to encourage violence.”
This is no time for incendiary tweets. This is no time to encourage violence.JoeBiden.com. 05/29/2020
This is a national crisis, and we need real leadership right now.
Leadership that will bring everyone to the table so we can take measures to root out systemic racism.
It’s time for us to take a hard look at uncomfortable truths.
It’s time for us to face the deep, open wound we have in this nation.
We need justice for George Floyd.
President Twat tweeted 21 times on May 29th, 2020. He started that day bitching about Twitter labeling his misleading tweets as misleading. He spoke of Floyd 2 times.
Biden Twitter May 29th, 2020.
May 30th, 2020.
Biden offered another statement regarding the unrest following peaceful protesting that sprung up in the wake of Floyd’s death.
Protesting such brutality is right and necessary. It’s an utterly American response. But burning down communities and needless destruction is not. Violence that endangers lives is not. Violence that guts and shutters businesses that serve the community is not.
So tonight, I ask all of America to join me — not in denying our pain or covering it over — but using it to compel our nation across this turbulent threshold into the next phase of progress, inclusion, and opportunity for our great democracy.JoeBiden.com. 05/30/2020.
We are a nation in pain, but we must not allow this pain to destroy us. We are a nation enraged, but we cannot allow our rage to consume us. We are a nation exhausted, but we will not allow our exhaustion to defeat us.
From that same day President Twitter Asshole tweeted/retweeted 36 times that day mentioning one-time, Floyd by name.
Some other tweets from that day.
May 30th Biden Twitter.
August 27th, 2020.
In the wake of Vice President Mike “I kiss His Ass Best,” Pence’s saying “you won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America,” on Wednesday night Biden responded, Thursday.
Last night, Vice President Mike Pence stood before America and with a straight face said, “You won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America.”
The violence you’re seeing in Donald Trump’s America.
I have made it clear. There is no place for violence, looting, or burning. None. Zero.JoeBiden.com. 08/27/2020.
All it does it hurt the communities reeling from injustice – and it destroys the businesses that serve them – many of them run by people of color who for the first time in their lives have begun to build wealth for their family.
But while I have condemned all forms of violence – police violence, lawless violence and violence perpetrated by extreme, right-wing militia groups – like the groups the 17-year-old just arrested in Illinois for murdering two people in Wisconsin is reputed to have been aligned with. Trump doesn’t speak out against these extreme right-wing groups. Instead – as he did about Charlottesville – he embraces them.
Twitter Trump on that day was posting video’s of speeches from the Republican National Committee plus blasting the Democrats for not mentioning the civil unrest happening in several U.S. cities.
August 27th, Biden Twitter.
August 28th, 2020.
Biden and his Vice Presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris offered a statement regarding the 57th Anniversary of the March on Washington.
Fifty-seven years ago today, Dr. King, John Lewis, and other fearless leaders of the civil rights movement stirred this nation’s soul during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Two-hundred and fifty thousand men and women, of different ages, races, and stations gathered shoulder to shoulder. They stood on the same National Mall where enslaved Africans were once sold. It was one hundred years after emancipation, but Black Americans were enduring another season of Jim Crow brutality.
That is where we are today. The murder and violence toward Black Americans of the 1960s is happening today in broad daylight for the world to witness. A pandemic and economic crisis lays bare the systemic racism that still plagues our way of life. And instead of seeking to heal and unite, too many in our nation seek to inflame and divide.JoeBiden.com. 08/28/2020.
We’re in an ongoing battle for the soul of our nation. We condemn the violence. We cannot afford our cities and the bonds between us to be burned, broken, and scarred any further. We have to root out the racism, hate, and the vengeance.
As our late friend John Lewis said with his final words, we must lay “down the heavy burdens of hate at last.” We need to treat one another with the respect and dignity that each one of us deserves.
President Dumbass offered no tweets regarding the anniversary of the March on Washington. He did offer his thoughts on the Republican National Convention ratings, demanded that college football be played even during the pandemic still griping the nation, and he took credit for the National Guard being in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
On August 30th, during Trump’s Twitter rampage, Biden offered a statement on the violence that unfolded in Portland, which left one person dead.
The deadly violence we saw overnight in Portland is unacceptable. Shooting in the streets of a great American city is unacceptable. I condemn this violence unequivocally. I condemn violence of every kind by any one, whether on the left or the right. And I challenge Donald Trump to do the same. It does not matter if you find the political views of your opponents abhorrent, any loss of life is a tragedy. Today there is another family grieving in America, and Jill and I offer our deepest condolences.
We must not become a country at war with ourselves. A country that accepts the killing of fellow Americans who do not agree with you. A country that vows vengeance toward one another. But that is the America that President Trump wants us to be, the America he believes we are.
As a country, we must condemn the incitement of hate and resentment that led to this deadly clash. It is not a peaceful protest when you go out spoiling for a fight. What does President Trump think will happen when he continues to insist on fanning the flames of hate and division in our society and using the politics of fear to whip up his supporters? He is recklessly encouraging violence. He may believe tweeting about law and order makes him strong – but his failure to call on his supporters to stop seeking conflict shows just how weak he is. He may think that war in our streets is good for his reelection chances, but that is not presidential leadership–or even basic human compassion.
The job of a President is to lower the temperature. To bring people who disagree with one another together. To make life better for all Americans, not just those who agree with us, support us, or vote for us.JoeBiden.com. Full Statement 08/30/2020.
Donald Trump has been president for almost four years. The temperature in the country is higher, tensions run stronger, divisions run deeper. And all of us are less safe because Donald Trump can’t do the job of the American president.
Some highlights from Trump Twitter Sunday’s meltdown.
In his second to the last tweet, he asks, where has Biden been during Trump’s own Presidency. Yesterday, our sitting current President tweeted and retweeted 110 times, which included a video showing a black man pushing a white woman in a subway in New York.
Moving on to Monday.
President I take Credit for Other’s Action’s started his Monday morning by saying all thanks to him the National Guard has helped easy problems in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
On August 23rd, Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back, by a Kenosha police officer, on August 24th, Governor Democrat Tom Evers authorized the Wisconsin National Guard to help support law enforcement officers in the wake of civil unrest following the shooting.
Gov. Tony Evers today, at the request of local officials, authorized the Wisconsin National Guard to support local law enforcement in Kenosha County to help protect critical infrastructure and assist in maintaining public safety and the ability of individuals to peacefully protest.
“I know folks across our state will be making their voices heard in Kenosha and in communities across Wisconsin. Every person should be able to express their anger and frustration by exercising their First Amendment rights and report on these calls to action without any fear of being unsafe,” said Gov. Evers. “This is a limited mobilization of the National Guard focused on supporting the needs of local first responders to protect critical infrastructure, such as utilities and fire stations, and to ensure Kenoshans are able to assemble safely.”Governor Evers. 08/24/2020.
On August 26th, Evers authorized 500 members of the Wisconsin National Guard to help local law enforcement officers.
Gov. Tony Evers today authorized 500 members of the Wisconsin National Guard to support local law enforcement in Kenosha County this evening. The governor is continuing to work with other states in facilitating additional National Guard and state patrol support.
On Monday, at the request of local officials, the governor announced he authorized the Wisconsin National Guard to help protect critical infrastructure and assist in maintaining public safety and the ability of individuals to peacefully protest in Kenosha County. On Tuesday, in addition to declaring a state of emergency, Gov. Evers authorized increasing Wisconsin National Guard support for Kenosha County to 250 membersGovernor Evers. 08/26/2020.
And on August 27th, 2020.
Gov. Tony Evers requested other states, under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), to bring additional National Guard troops, equipment, and resources to Kenosha to support civil authorities there.Governor Evers. Full statement 08/27/2020.
EMAC is a mutual aid agreement that allows governors to provide state-to-state assistance during declared states of emergency. It will enable other states to provide resources such as National Guard troops and equipment to the requesting state.
National Guard troops from Arizona, Michigan and Alabama will add to Wisconsin National Guard troops already on the ground supporting civil authorities in Kenosha under the EMAC.
Any National Guard troops from other states mobilized to support Wisconsin would do so in a State Active Duty status – not in a federal status. Those troops would fall under the operational control of Wisconsin’s adjutant general during their mobilization, but remain under their respective State’s administrative control.
Wisconsin National Guard troops have been on duty in Kenosha since August 24 when authorities in Kenosha made an initial request for Guard assistance. In the ensuing days, local officials in Kenosha made subsequent requests for additional Wisconsin National Guard assistance, resulting in more troops supporting public safety efforts in the city each day. Troop numbers will continue to be adjusted as needed.
Local officials are leading the response in Kenosha, and National Guard troops are serving in a support role to assist civil authorities in preserving public safety and individuals’ ability to exercise their First Amendment rights to assemble peaceably.
I will see you on Tuesday!
On Saturday it was announced that President I Just Make Things worse was planning a Tuesday visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin, following his announcement as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Evers and several other Democratic Wisconsin leaders asked that President Doesn’t Care to reconsider his trip.
“I, along with other community leaders who have reached out, are concerned about what your presence will mean for Kenosha and our state,” Evers wrote. “I am concerned your presence will only hinder our healing. I am concerned your presence will only delay our work to overcome division and move forward together.”
[John Antaramian Mayor of Kenosha.]
Antaramian said: “While presidents are always welcome to come to this great city, this is not the best time for a visit. We are hurting today and we are focused on healing, coming together as a community and rebuilding. There is a lot of listening we need to do in Kenosha and I worry that a visit from the president will delay this important work.”Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 08/29/2020.
Some Republican leaders from Wisconsin said it was a double as Governor Evers visited Kenosha on Thursday, without being accused of making political calculations.
“They should not talk like that when Kenosha has had the devastation it’s had since Sunday,” said Erin Decker, a county board supervisor and chair of the local Republican Party chapter. “Nobody said Evers coming to Kenosha was political. I think it might bring up the morale of the people of Kenosha.Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 08/29/2020.
President Threatens threatened Portland, Oregon, again.
President It’s Biden’s Fault I’m Terrible at My Job moves on to brag about good polls, but not ABC News polls, because they are “disgusting Fake News!”, polls.
ABC News on Sunday shared that according to a new poll “President Donald Trump‘s efforts to build his appeal and define his opponent at the Republican National Convention, using pageantry and the White House as the backdrop, had little apparent impact on the electorate’s impressions of both him and former Vice President Joe Biden, a new ABC News/Ipsos poll finds.”
From the link provided in the first paragraph of the ABC News Article.
The study was conducted in both English and Spanish. The data were weighted to adjust for gender by age, race/ethnicity, education, Census region, metropolitan status, household income, party identification, race/ethnicity by gender, race/ethnicity by age, and race/ethnicity by education. The demographic benchmarks came from the 2019 March supplement of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS). Party ID benchmarks are from recent ABC News/Washington Post telephone polls. The weighting categories were as follows:
Gender (Male, Female) by Age (18–29, 30–44, 45–59, and 60+)
Race/Hispanic Ethnicity (White Non-Hispanic, Black Non-Hispanic, Other or 2+ Races Non-Hispanic, Hispanic)
Education (High School graduate or less, Some College, Bachelor and beyond)
Census Region (Northeast, Midwest, South, West)
Metropolitan status (Metro, non-Metro)
Household Income (Under $25,000, $25,000-$49,999, $50,000-$74,999, $75,000-$99,999, $100,000-$149,999, $150,000+)
Party ID (Democrat, Republican, Independent, Something else)
Race/ethnicity (White/Other Non-Hispanic, Black Non-Hispanic, Hispanic) by Gender (Male, Female)
Race/ethnicity (White/Other Non-Hispanic, Black Non-Hispanic, Hispanic) by Age (18-44, 45+)
Race/ethnicity (White/Other Non-Hispanic, Black Non-Hispanic, Hispanic) by Education (Some College or less, Bachelor and beyond)
The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3.9 percentage points at the 95% confidence level, for results based on the entire sample of adults. The margin of sampling error takes into account the design effect, which was 1.17. The margin of sampling error is higher and varies for results based on other sub-samples. In our reporting of the findings, percentage points are rounded off to the nearest whole number. As a result, percentages in a given table column may total slightly higher or lower than 100%. In questions that permit multiple responses, columns may total substantially more than 100%, depending on the number of different responses offered by each respondent.Ipsos. 08/30/2020.
The Study was conducted between August 28th, and 29th, using, “the probability-based KnowledgePanel®. This poll is based on a nationally representative probability sample of 732 general population adults age 18 or older with small oversamples among Black and Hispanic respondents.”
But yeah, they gave no information on the poll at all.
In the same poll conducted in 2016 President Gonna be Real Mad led Hillary Clinton by a 41% to 21% margin.
President Leader of Some not All moves on to prove it.
Politico reported on Sunday that Biden will travel to “western Pennsylvania on Monday to give remarks focused on how President Donald Trump has made America less safe, forgoing the chance to deliver that message in Wisconsin, where the president is planning a Tuesday visit.”
Live Feed to Biden remarks.
He paused his Monday tweeting by yelling @ us.
According to Trump Twitter Archive this is the 29th time, that President All Caps Rules has tweeted the all-caps phrase LAW & ORDER!, since May 31 st, 2020.
As if our Monday’s weren’t full enough our resident Lying Liar that Lies, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany will be holding a press briefing at around 1 p.m. D.C., time.
This post might be updated.
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