‘So much racism’
Acting Senate Intelligence Chairman Marco Rubio suggested he will vote against all of the cabinet picks President-elect Joe Biden announced on Monday. The Florida Republican, an expected 2024 presidential hopeful, appeared especially disturbed by the educational backgrounds, and some are saying the racial and ethnic backgrounds, of Biden’s diverse and experienced team.
“Biden’s cabinet picks went to Ivy League schools,have strong resumes,attend all the right conferences & will be polite & orderly caretakers of America’s decline,” Rubio tweeted (lack of proper spacing and punctuation are original to his tweet.) “I support American greatness And I have no interest in returning to the ‘normal’ that left us dependent on China”
Rubio was immediately met with tremendous push back, including many who pointed to Trump’s cabinet members’ Ivy League pedigrees.
Trump — UPenn
Pompeo — Harvard Law
Mnuchin — Yale
Esper — Harvard
Barr — Columbia
Ross — Yale + Harvard
Acosta — Harvard
Azar — Dartmouth + Yale Law
Carson — Yale
Chao — Harvard
Navarro — Harvard https://t.co/DnJ7mLIxuK
— Jacob Rubashkin (@JacobRubashkin) November 24, 2020
Is Rubio arguing that in order to achieve "American greatness" our public servants must avoid top colleges, have weak resumes, avoid working or meeting colleagues, and be mean? https://t.co/cjkVJPE6L0
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) November 24, 2020
This is the dumbest fucking thing he's ever tweeted, which means it's the dumbest fucking thing anyone has ever tweeted. https://t.co/KTpXootLzq
— Gary Legum (@GaryLegum) November 24, 2020
Six of President Trump's cabinet members went to Ivy League schools.
Jared Kushner's father donated $2.5 million to Harvard to help his son get into the university. https://t.co/86BtOAXWPZ
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 24, 2020
if you really feel this way you shouldn't tweet so much from your Chinese-manufactured iPad https://t.co/E9hvE60YeU
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) November 24, 2020
Really? How about the “real” Cuban immigrant in the cabinet. Ali Mayorkis went to UC Berkeley, a public school, and Loyola Marymount Law, a Catholic school. No Ivy League there. Plus he was actually born in Cuba, not like some fake Cuban poser. https://t.co/BcBWYltNSH
— DCGomez (@AllThingsNatSec) November 24, 2020
Don Trump (1) relinquished our soft-power around the world, both trade & diplomacy, allowing China to capitalize on the vacuum (2) started & got crushed in a trade war with China, further enhancing their power over US (and costs US billions). Sorry, what was your point senator?
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) November 24, 2020
The relevance of your utterances is zero. You’ve shown yourself for who you are. It’s you, as the bootlicker you are, who are leading America’s decline. You promote incompetence because it is all you know. You are weak and you worship a loser. https://t.co/h2NLQyKRf4
— Key to DC (@KeytoDC) November 24, 2020
Smart, committed people come from everywhere. This concern from @marcorubio is fake.
— Sam Wang (@SamWangPhD) November 24, 2020
Donald Trump just spent four years turbo charging American decline with Rubio’s full support. The people who have to clean up that mess don’t really need the lecture on American greatness https://t.co/cEoZN3KllM
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) November 24, 2020
Trump’s cabinet picks were reality show clowns who put decline into overdrive.
You’re not going to escape your culpability in Trumpism.
— Conor Rogers 🇺🇸🏳️🌈🇮🇪🏴☠️ (@conorjrogers) November 24, 2020
So much racism packed into Marco https://t.co/hhw7yiVMZi
— melissa “cancel student debt” byrne (@mcbyrne) November 24, 2020
Trump's pick for Energy Secretary was a contestant on Dancing with the fucking Stars, man. https://t.co/3boXS4AjoT
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) November 24, 2020
Public management professor here: I realize Marco's goal is to try to express populist views, but competence and experience matter. The Trump admin has been a disaster for the quality of public services. https://t.co/aJIZ10tXkC pic.twitter.com/Rl8txPj3Uh
— Don "Big Chooch" Moynihan (@donmoyn) November 24, 2020
Of course @marcorubio ignores Linda Thomas-Greenfield (LSU and Wisconsin).
I wonder why. https://t.co/9hT4ElP8SU
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) November 24, 2020
Disingenuous and egregiously wrong take from a man who specializes in being disingenuous and egregiously wrong all the time. American "greatness" of the type Trump (and Rubio) were peddling would have turned the US first into an autocracy and then, shortly after, a failed state. https://t.co/kiEKwuVi0E
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) November 24, 2020
Tell me again how social resentment isn't the defining emotion of the GOP https://t.co/fxIlpFYvhC
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) November 24, 2020
Donald trumps cabinet had a combined net worth of 3.2 billion dollars. https://t.co/uDNOZX2Fd1
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) November 24, 2020
Now do your colleagues:
Josh Hawley (Stanford, Yale Law, Supreme Court clerk)
Ted Cruz (Princeton, Harvard Law)
Tom Cotton (Harvard, Harvard Law)https://t.co/zR45F3y9eV
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) November 24, 2020
“American greatness” here defined as the unchecked spread of a deadly pandemic disease, rampant governmental corruption, systemic racism in policing and elsewhere, white supremacists marching in the streets, and a president who cares more about golfing than he does health care. https://t.co/aQ4NOaXOeL
— Travis Mason-Bushman (@polarscribe) November 24, 2020
How terrible, intelligent, experienced, rational individuals running the country….you're right that sounds terrible. For sure the shit show we've had, the kidnapping, racism, bribing whomever & denials of the thing killing us, more of that for sure. https://t.co/V6qtHmrRWR
— Tawny Hammell-Spriggs (@tawnymmhs37) November 24, 2020
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‘I Concede Nothing!’: In Tuesday Twitter Tantrum Trump Spreads Lies About the ‘Rigged Election’ Weeks After Losing
President Donald Trump kicked off his all-but-empty schedule Tuesday by firing off a slew of tweets and retweets, mostly all lies, about the election, including one quoting him saying “I concede NOTHING!!!!!”
Trump does not need to concede for Joe Biden to be sworn in as President on January 20, 2021, which he will be.
The outgoing president started around 7:30 AM by declaring the U.S. election – of which, as president, he is responsible for ensuring is free and fair – was a “RIGGED ELECTION!”
Trump retweeted actor Randy Quaid’s false claims of “election fraud,” including a “#StopTheSteaI2020” hashtag. The “law and order president,” as he calls himself, had no moral conflict retweeting an American who applied for asylum from Canada, after reported legal run-ins with the law.
He also retweeted this post, not mentioning that the claims the election was “rigged” and “fraudulent” are not only false, but came from Trump himself weeks before Election Day, to pave the road for his dozens of legal challenges, of which he has lost all but two.
Trump clearly is hedging his bets and leaving the door open for some “career” in “news.”
(This tweet flashes colors, which might be uncomfortable or dangerous for some people.)
This tweet is 100 percent false.
In it, Trump quotes the lawyer husband of one of his attorneys. The state of Wisconsin’s voting website states: “Under Wisconsin law, voters do not need a reason or excuse, such as being out of town on Election Day, to vote absentee.”
“In Wisconsin, somebody has to be indefinitely confined in order to vote absentee. In the past there were 20,000 people. This past election there were 120,000…and Republicans were locked out of the vote counting process.” @VicToensing @newsmax
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2020
This tweet is also 100 percent false.
“Trump now claims he fired Mattis, says President Barack Obama did the same and takes credit for nicknaming him Mad Dog Mattis. None of that is true,” reported the Associated Press back in June. (Trump frequently repeats his lies.)
Then, this, around 8:30 AM:
Trump likely will never concede.
‘Why Is He Afraid?’ CNN Host Calls Out Donald Trump for Hiding in White House While COVID Rages
Despite the fact that both COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations have hit record highs this week, Trump has not once spoken publicly and was only seen once in public when he made a brief appearance at a Veterans Day ceremony on Wednesday.
“It’s been eight days since we’ve heard the president say anything out loud!” Berman exclaimed. “Not a single word out loud for eight days! And in the time since we last heard the president’s voice, 7,000 Americans have died from coronavirus, there’s been nearly 920,000 new cases reported.”
Berman found himself totally bewildered as to why Trump, who in the past has rushed to throw himself in front of TV cameras, has vanished at a time when the country needs some kind of leadership on a public health crisis.
“Why is he afraid to speak in public?” Berman asked. “It’s been eight days since we’ve heard his voice. This is, I think, unprecedented.”
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