In an interview in the Oval Office, the president defended his handling of the dual crises currently impacting the country: the coronavirus pandemic and protests following the killing of George Floyd, a black man, in Minneapolis police custody.
Ashley ParkerTrump tells @MichaelCBender in the Oval Office that a Black Secret Service agent had to tell him what Juneteenth was — and he seemed unaware his own White House had put statements the three previous years commemorating the day.
The election is still six months away, but a rash of ominous new polls and the president’s erratic briefings have the G.O.P. worried about a Democratic takeover.
Ashley Parker“Republican lawmakers have gone from watching his lengthy daily briefings with a tight-lipped grimace to looking upon them with horror.” Nice @jmartNYT / @maggieNYT look at growing Republican concerns about Trump, 2020 — and themselves.
Lou Ann Dagen, 66, was one of six residents who died from the virus at one nursing home outside Grand Rapids, Mich., a spokesman for the center said.
Ashley ParkerAbsolutely devastating — almost too hard to read: “‘How do I get help?’” a 66-year-old nursing home resident — who eventually died of coronavirus — pleaded to Amazon's Alexa. “‘How do I get to the police?’”
The president does not need adversaries to dispute his statements. He does that all by himself.
Ashley Parker"What remains unclear is whether Mr. Trump does not remember saying things that he later denies saying or is trying to impose his own reality." @peterbakernyt on Trump's rapid, real-time contradictions.
“It first struck me how different it was when I saw my first coronavirus patient go bad. I was like, Holy shit, this is not the flu. Watching this relatively young guy, gasping for air, pink frothy secretions coming out of his tube.”
For Elizabeth Warren, the historic number of women in the 2020 field and the Democrats who supported them, the question will linger.
Ashley Parker“In the end, the pink wave carried two white men ashore... As the party moves toward picking a nominee, the last man left standing will be, most certainly, a man.” Great @llerer read on the end of the 2020 female presidential candidate — and what it means.
Speaking on the Senate floor on Feb. 5, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, announced he would break from his party and vote later that day to convict President Donald...
Ashley ParkerI was the NYT’s Romney embed in 2012. I listened to hundreds of speeches, scoured dozens of statements, dissected myriad tweets. I cannot think of a time he has spoken as openly and directly about the role his faith plays, than he did before today’s vote.
Just short of 23 weeks, I awoke to find I was having contractions. This was nightmare enough. A Republican bill would compound the nightmare for every woman in my position.
Ashley Parker“Our son was born alive but with no chance at a healthy life, and so we held him, touched him, and looked at him until he gently passed away.” Former longtime Congressional reporter @meredithshiner w an open letter to @GOPLeader.
During a White House meeting about social media, the president offered a glimpse into his fact-challenged approach to tweeting.
Ashley ParkerTrump’s tweets are the scroll of cable news chyrons, the noisy static of American politics in 2019 and the subject of endless fascination. And on Thursday, the president explained it all —>
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Trump sees impeachment as an attack on his legitimacy, but the potential political benefits also intrigue him.
Ashley ParkerThere is a theory percolating that Trump and the White House is secretly trying to goad Democrats into impeaching him. My story on what the president and his team are actually thinking and saying —>
Ashley ParkerAs you wait for the Zelensky transcript, and on the first full day after Pelosi announced impeachment proceedings against the president, re-upping my story on Trump’s fascination with — and fear of — the “I-word.”