Matt Viser

Matt Viser


National political reporter at @washingtonpost | Reachable at matt.viser@washpost.com

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Mary Trump describes a family riven by a series of traumas, exacerbated by a daunting patriarch who “destroyed” Donald Trump by short-circuiting his “ability to develop and experience the entire spectrum of human emotion.” From @shaneharris  @PostKranish :

Joe Biden says he would require Americans to wear masks in public. “The one thing we do know is these masks make a gigantic difference,” he said. “I would insist that everybody out in public be wearing that mask."

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Biden asked by @KDKA  if he’ll be accepting the Democratic nomination "to an empty room and on YouTube or something?" "Can’t say for sure, but it’s probable that will be the case,” he says.

Nothing beats the Boston Pops on the Fourth of July. Even if it’s an old taped version.

Sen. Alexander becomes second senior Republican lawmaker to announce plans to skip GOP convention Via @WPJohnWagner 

Kanye West on deciding to run for president: "I was in the shower thinking, I write raps in the shower. It hit me to say, ‘you’re going to run for president’ and I started laughing hysterically...I don’t know for how long, but that’s the moment it hit me.”

Kanye, who first registered to vote Monday, on taxes (“I haven’t done enough research on that”) foreign policy ("I haven’t developed it yet”) curing coronavirus ("We pray”) and his priorities (“Clean up the chemicals. In our deodorant, in our toothpaste”)

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President Trump appears to have seen footage of police officers throwing women to the curb, speeding cars into crowds, firing rubber bullets at reporters, and pushing a man with a cane to the ground — and has said: “Yes. We need more of that."

Police have charged Anthony Brennan III, age 60 of Kensington, Maryland, with three counts of second-degree assault for the incident on the Capital Crescent Trail.

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Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis: "I've never seen refugees as traumatized as coming out of Syria. It’s got to end." Number of Syrian refugees admitted to the United States: 2016: 15,479 2017: 3,024 2018: 11

NEW: The lawyer who oversaw the vetting of Joe Biden for Obama tells us: “This kind of complaint — not just Tara Reade, but any kind of complaint about Senator Biden on sexual harassment — never came up...we found no such accusation.”

The United States President referring to a sitting United States Senator as “Pocahontas” is something we should continue to be shocked by.

The crowd size comparison, from 2009 and today.

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