President Trump made fun of Senator Kamala Harris's laughter, called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "crazy" and said one of his female interviewers was "crazed," yet insisted at a Pennsylvania rally on Monday that suburban women will support his re-election, Bloomberg reports. read more
President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner said Black people must "want to be successful" in order for the administration's policies to help them. read more
Olivia Nuzzi has an excellent look at the "tortured self-justification of one very powerful Trump-loathing anonymous Republican." Said the Republican of President Trump: "I thought he would lose! I mean, everyone thought he would lose. The idea that he won is still shocking. This is a man who is so completely alien to what this country " the best principles of what this country is about. When I think about the fact that a hundred years from now, people will look back and say, How the fuck did they think this was normal?,' it makes me sad for the country. He's a permanent scar on the face of our country."
The FBI has failed to produce a legally required report detailing the scope of white supremacist and other domestic terrorism, despite mounting concerns that the upcoming election could spark far-right violence. read more
For now, Operation Warp Speed, created by the Trump administration to spearhead development of coronavirus vaccines and treatments, is focused on getting vaccines through clinical trials in record time and manufacturing them quickly. The next job will be to monitor the safety of vaccines once they're in widespread use. But the administration last year quietly disbanded the office with the expertise for exactly this job, merging it into an office focused on infectious diseases. read more