Trump Casually Wonders if Democrats Committed 'Treason' for Not Clapping During His Speech

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

  • “Can we call that treason?” Trump asked during a speech at a factory in Ohio, referring to Democrats not clapping during his State of the Union address. No, we cannot? You bitch? [New York Times]
  • Speaking of that speech, the stock market took such a huge nosedive while he was talking that networks turned away from the speech to cover it. His strategy of taking credit for the stock market now appears, shockingly, rather stupid. [Politico]
  • Hooray, a nuclear arms race. [New York Times]
  • The Supreme Court has denied a GOP request to block a court ruling that the state’s heavily gerrymandered congressional map be redrawn, meaning the 2018 map in Pennsylvania will likely help Democrats gain House seats. [The Hill]
  • KT McFarland has officially withdrawn her nomination to ambassador of Singapore after it stalled in the Senate. [The Hill]
  • Michelle Bachmann has declined to run for Al Franken’s Senate seat because “I wasn’t hearing any call from God to do this.” Which was nice of God, I suppose. [The Hill]
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Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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JujyMonkey: unstable genius

“Speaking of that speech, the stock market took such a huge nosedive while he was talking that networks turned away from the speech to cover it. His strategy of taking credit for the stock market now appears, shockingly, rather stupid.”

So how is Trump going going to spin this so it’s Obama’s or even Hilary’s fault? And how many NO COLLUSION!! and SAD!!! Will be included in tomorrow morning’ s tweetstorm that He’ll fire off while he’s sitting on the executive shitter?