The president's clearly rattled by Biden's strong support from older voters, as he made clear on Tuesday.


Trump keeps hyping how many miles of wall have been built, with his number hitting 200 miles last week. Sixteen miles of that isn't replacing old wall. Thirteen of the 16 is secondary fencing.


Even as Trump starts hyping new fraud allegations, one of his big claims from 2018 was debunked. Which happens over and over and over.


The main reason Trump wants to keep comparing coronavirus to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic is clearly that he thinks simply contrasting himself with Obama will spur his supporters to defend him.


Saturday

Sat, 2:19 pm

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I wrote about Trump getting an all-clear to head to a problematic coronavirus region to play golf.


Friday

Fri, 3:36 pm

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With Birx and Trump doing their best to suggest we're in a safer place on the virus, new estimates show just how much of the population remains vulnerable to infection.


Fri, 11:49 am

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Last night, Trump again shared his made-up "96 percent GOP approval" poll number. This morning, he disparaged Fox's actual poll numbers (including his 85 percent GOP approval) as fake.


Fri, 10:33 am

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People watching Fox News in the 8 p.m. hour last night were told that stay-at-home orders cost lives instead of saving them.


Thursday

Thu, 4:39 pm

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Let's walk through how obvious it is that, despite Trump's tweet, Fox News is very much boosting his reelection chances.


Thu, 2:40 pm

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Trump has gone to blue states more than any other " because it's where his properties are. With fewer options now, he's made clear what trips he considers a priority.


Thu, 11:40 am

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Trump's flattened the curve on Republican concern about contracting the virus " an important part of getting people to resume normal economic activity.


Wednesday

Wed, 4:22 pm

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Two new polls reinforce that Americans overwhelmingly want to take reopening the economy slowly.


Wed, 2:38 pm

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A new Pew survey finds that about a sixth of the country relies most on Trump and the White House for information about the pandemic. That's interesting by itself, but it also made me wonder about causation.


Wed, 12:36 pm

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Trump's presentation of what happened to Michael Flynn excludes the context for why Flynn was under scrutiny in the first place.


Wed, 9:24 am

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Sometimes you'll be walking through a threat from the president against a state and then he'll threaten another state while the article is being edited but it turns out that the first walkthrough basically covers both.


Tuesday

May 19, 5:53 pm

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Independent medical researchers who published a report more than a month ago, welcome to the post-hoc resistance.


May 19, 3:01 pm

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Two weeks ago, Laura Ingraham elevated an obviously wrong article suggesting that the number of coronavirus deaths had been overstated by the media. The data being used were incomplete " and now we can see just how wrong the claim was.


May 19, 12:15 pm

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Trump is SO MAD at Fox because a guy disagreed with him and also SO HAPPY that Fox beat MSNBC in the ratings.


May 19, 9:59 am

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Evaluating the coronavirus pandemic and the government's response depends on access to reliable data. So the data are now part of a number of political fights.


Monday

May 18, 5:57 pm

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Even if Trump isn't being honest about taking hydroxychloroquine, there could easily be an avalanche of negative repercussions from his claim.


May 18, 4:41 pm

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What the demographics of the coronavirus death toll tell us and what they don't.


May 18, 12:23 pm

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It's probably not worth treating Eric Trump's complaints as fully considered, but I suspect social distancing hurts Democrats (due to constrained turnout efforts) more than Trump loses by not having rallies.


May 18, 10:13 am

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The firing of the State IG is a reminder of the central struggle of the Trump presidency: The president versus accountability.


Wednesday

May 13, 5:11 pm

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What happened to states that moved quickly reopened their economies? The good news is that it's not a simple question to answer.


May 13, 1:06 pm

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A happy moment for the president this morning when one of his favorite shows amplified one of his favorite theories.


May 13, 11:05 am

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There is a partisan divide on views of containing the coronavirus. But it's not as big as you might think.


Tuesday

May 12, 5:10 pm

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Trump said a thing. McEnany tried to back it up. She didn't.


May 12, 3:42 pm

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So let's say it takes Trump one minute to write a tweet and 1 second to retweet. That would mean he's spent nearly 10 full days of his presidency doing nothing but using Twitter.

Disagree with my estimates? Use your own.


May 12, 12:33 pm

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It's been obvious for some time that coronavirus deaths were being undercounted.


May 12, 11:02 am

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Fauci wants states to follow the federal benchmarks before reopening. Some aren't " but many of their residents are.


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