I Take Some Small Solace in the Fact That Trump Lives in a Print Version of Twitter

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Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

Find joy where you can.

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • If you can believe it, Trump’s preferred method of keeping up with the news is not mass-following lizard people on Twitter, but reading a stack of printed-out news stories—that’s right, old-fashioned print, baby—that appears on his desk every day. I have actually thought about doing this and increasing the font size of stories to rest my poor, grandma eyes—but this particular form of digesting the news presents a problem for Trump, which is that people who work for him try to manipulate his mood by sneaking in stories designed to rile him up. Actually, that sounds like a perfect, real-life analog for reading Twitter, so I guess Trump also lives in a prison of his own making! [Politico]
  • Al Sharpton reportedly “Hates Whites & Cops,” according to the president, who inadvertently must be quoting every leftist in Brooklyn’s online dating bio. [New York Times]
  • The Democrats continue to take their sweet-ass time. [Politico]
  • AOC living rent-free in some impulsive Kentuckian’s mind. [WDRB]
  • Trump’s brain goes drip drip:
  • The 19-year-old shooter at the Gilroy Garlic Festival was posting about a neo-Nazi manifesto before he shot and killed three people at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. [NBC News]
  • Kamala Harris... please, stop. [NPR]
  • Nobody give their money to Tom Steyer and maybe we’ll be done with him before the next debate! [Politico]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:




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I shouldn’t be surprised but I find it shocking that the President doesn’t know how the government works at all. Like even at a grade school level. He honestly thinks that Cummings is somehow the leader of Baltimore. Cummings works in the House, and actually does support bills that will help places like inner city Baltimore, but he can’t do anything specific to Baltimore, and anthing he does is vehemently opposed by republicans anyway. I mean shit at least pretend like you know how the government works.