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Incredibly, the White House response says Trump's own words "exonerate" him! The only correct response to this is to laugh in their faces.
"The Trump/GOP defense relies on neutral media portraying what’s to come as 'partisan combat,' without clearly conveying that one side’s narrative has been entirely fabricated for purely instrumental purposes."
1) As Trump ends the year with a flood of lies about his wall, we need to recapture a core truth about this presidency. Trump isn't “twisting the truth” or “stubbornly refusing to admit error.” Trump is engaged in *disinformation.* This is a different thing entirely. *THREAD*
1) This is extraordinary. Sinclair is now reportedly requiring dozens of local stations to air a segment that defends the tear-gassing of migrants and describes them as an “invasion of our country.” I’m not sure we’ve figured out how to conceptualize this adequately. *THREAD*
This is really something. @RepAdamSchiff said on CBS today that the Director of National Intelligence has told the Intel Committee that he was instructed not to turn over the whistleblower's complaint by a "higher authority":
It's time for Democrats to let go of the idea that Trump's GOP defenders can be *shamed* into acknowledging Trump's criminality. We need a deep reset. It's time to rhetorically treat Trump's defenders like his *criminal accomplices.* My new piece: