Trump imitates the Steele dossier in attacks on Joe Scarborough.
George Conway“We don’t write this with any expectation that Mr. Trump will stop. Perhaps he even thinks this helps him politically, though we can’t imagine how. But Mr. Trump is debasing his office, and he’s hurting the country in doing so.”
George Conway.@WSJopinion: “Suggesting that the talk-show host is implicated in the woman’s death isn’t political hardball. It’s a smear.”
A digital ad by a coalition of anti-Trump Republicans gets under the president's skin.
George Conway“‘It’s one of these things where you work hard, and you have an idea, and sometimes it all comes to fruition,’ [@reedgalen] said. ‘[It’s] surreal to be sitting in bed and watching the president of the United States trash you … and spell your name wrong.’”
As the federal government in Washington sinks into ever-deeper dysfunction and the public casts about for alternatives, some so-called “Never Trump” Republicans are urging Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to run in a 2020 primary against his party’s...
The president’s first response to every crisis is to insist on complete authority, while at the same time abandoning all responsibility.
George Conway“In the total absence of national leadership or direction, governors have had to take charge, leading Trump to lash out at them. In this, he resembles the insane U.S. Navy captain ....”
George Conway“His babbling and incoherent press conferences, in which he lashes out in every direction, continue to show that he is in urgent need of psychiatric treatment. He exhibits the self-centered tendencies of a small child.”
George Conway“... played by Humphrey Bogart in the 1954 film “The Caine Mutiny,” who is so paralyzed with fear during a storm that junior officers must take control of the ship. After they steer it into calmer waters, he accuses them of mutiny.”
The curious case of the inspector general and a Presidential ally.
George ConwayI’m old enough to remember Republicans going batshit when President Obama fired a friend of mine who was an obscure inspector general who was investigating an obscure appointee who allegedly misspent a relatively small amount of money at an obscure agency.
We analyzed the movements of hundreds of millions of people to show why the most extensive travel restrictions to stop an outbreak in human history haven’t been enough.
George ConwayThis graphically presented analysis makes clear that, by the time the US banned travel of non-Americans from China at the end of January, the virus had already spread here and around the world.
University joins growing list to shift to online courses amidst coronavirus outbreak.
George Conway“Harvard is taking things a step further. The school has given students until March 15—this Sunday—to move out of their houses and first-year dorms. And it’s telling them not to come back for the rest of the semester.”
Current and former administration officials blame the president for creating a no-bad-news atmosphere that stifled attempts to combat the outbreak.
George Conway“‘It’s a clearly difficult situation when the top wants to hear certain answers,’ said one former official who’s briefed the White House. ‘That can make it difficult for folks to express their true assessment ....’”
A whole-of-government mobilization to protect the president’s ego.
George Conway“So far, Donald Trump’s response to coronavirus combines the worst features of autocracy and of democracy, mixing opacity and propaganda with leaderless inefficiency.”
George Conway“Defense Secretary Mark Esper has warned the military not to make decisions related to Coronavirus that might ‘run afoul of President Trump’s messaging’ ....”
George Conway“Trump dismissed Democratic complaints about his handling of the crisis as ‘their new hoax.’ ... Mick Mulvaney [said] the media is paying so much attention to coronavirus ‘because they think this is what’s going to be what brings down the president.’”
Trump has the feral knowledge that a pandemic could keep him from re-election, but not the intelligence to manage it.
George ConwayBy @carlsonmargaret:
“[@realDonaldTrump] has shown he’s so burdened by personal insecurities and concern for himself that he has no bandwidth left to deal with the harm that could befall us, including death by epidemic.”