At last count, the Washington Post’s Fact Checker had documented more than 20,000 lies and misleading statements uttered by President Trump since he took office.
The president crossed the 20,000 mark on July 9, after a 14-month period during which he made an average of 23 claims a day on everything from his impeachment trial, the worldwide pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests.
Now it is time to hail Jonathan Swan of Axios for his Monday interview with Trump during which he confronted the president’s lies and buffoonish statements.
Trump has repeatedly said he doesn’t like coronavirus testing because it shows how many cases you have, which makes him look bad. This time he attributed this position to undefined manuals and books.
Trump: There are those that say, you can test too much. You do know that.
Swan: Who says that?
Trump: Oh, just read the manuals. Read the books.
Swan: Manuals? What manuals?
Trump: Read the books. Read the books.
Swan: What books?
Swan also called Trump out when he said the United State had the coronavirus “under control.”
Trump: “Right now, I think it’s under control. I’ll tell you what.”
Swan: “How? 1,000 Americans are dying a day.”
Trump: “They are dying. That’s true. And you have — it is what it is.
Swan: “Oh, you’re doing death as a proportion of cases. I’m talking about death as a proportion of population. That’s where the U.S. is really bad. Much worse than South Korea, Germany, etc.”
Trump: “You can’t do that.”
Swan: “Why can’t I do that?”
Just 88 days until the election, folks. And that’s no lie.
The Morrison Exon fundraising event will be online this year because of the ongoing pandemic — but the event will still be packed with special guest speakers, volunteer awards and lots of fun!
The theme this year is “At Home with Nebraska Democrats.”
SAVE THE DATE: September 27, 2020.
We will post the ticket link, speakers and time of the event soon, so keep checking back. In the meantime, please consider submitting a nomination for one of the awards.
A sober living house that opened two months ago in downtown Sioux City, Iowa, was renamed Tuesday to honor founder Frank LaMere, who died in 2019.
LaMere, a member of the Winnebago Nation of Nebraska and first associate chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party, left a legacy of leadership on myriad social justice issues.
He is missed.
In case you missed it, watch state Sen. Steve Lathrop’s emotional speech this week decrying the impact of term limits on the Legislature and the blind allegiance of some lawmakers to Gov. Pete Ricketts.
Our Yard Sign Drive-thru Parties were a HUGE success, but folks are still clamoring for more.
Fill out this form to get a Biden yard sign, a Biden farm sign (4×6) and signs for Kate Bolz and Kara Eastman!
The NDP has started a series of Welcome to the Party online events geared to new voters. We will answer all your questions about voting and how to get involved. You can type your questions in the chat or ask them live.
Make sure you register to vote and request a Vote-by-Mail ballot at the NDP Voting Center.
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Get your Joe Biden social media graphics, zoom backgrounds and more here! We are ready for the online #DemConvention.
We leave you this week with a rendering by Mike Luckovich, entitled simply “Mr. Sharpie.”
–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director
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NOTE: If you had planned to attend any non-NDP events, we urge you to check with the organizers on the status due to the pandemic.
Aug. 11: NDP Welcome to the Party Call
Aug. 13: Dems & Crew for CD-2: Strategy Session & Phonebank
Aug 15: Lancaster County Democrats Patriots Event
Aug. 17-20: Democratic National Convention
Aug. 18: NDP Welcome to the Party call
Sept. 13: Block Captain Training
Sept. 27: Morrison Exon Annual Event — At Home with Nebraska Democrats