The conspiracy-theorist-in-chief is at it again

This piece was originally published in the September 1, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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“Just like in a golf tournament, they miss a 3-foot putt.”

Trump, speaking to Laura Ingraham, who then promptly interjected to make it seem like he hadn’t just compared police shooting a Black man seven times in the back to golfing

Trump still has NO PLAN to reopen schools safely.

He’s given up on fighting this virus — and he’s leaving teachers and students to fend for themselves.

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IN THE NEWS

  • Ahead of his visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin today, Trump stopped by Laura Ingraham’s show last night to spout lies and stoke unwarranted fear of “riots” and “thugs.” He also notably defended the white supremacist who allegedly killed two protesters and injured another last week. In yet another disturbing moment, Trump echoed a months-old false conspiracy theory made popular in right-wing Facebook circles that involves people in dark clothing, airplanes, and Joe Biden. Completely normal behavior from the person with the nuclear codes.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

  • Despite his company’s long and questionable record of handling political misinformation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife announced today that they would donate $300 million to election protection efforts. As some have pointed out, this is approximately 0.31% of the Zuckerbergs’ net worth and could be difficult to distribute and use with just 63 days left before November’s election.

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This piece was originally published in the September 1, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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