From the WAPO; A PERFECT CALL, PART II … ERIC BOLLING in a town hall with President DONALD TRUMP for Sinclair TV: BOLLING: “With Covid, is there anything that you think you could have done differently? If you had a mulligan or a do-over on one aspect of the way you handled it, what would it be?” TRUMP: “Not much. Look, it’s all over the world. You have a lot of great leaders, a lot of smart people. It’s all over the world. It came out of China. China should have stopped it.”

Bill McKibben from the New Yorker: he Republican-controlled Senate, by any measure, is acting dishonorably as it moves to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the high court: having previously declared that Presidents in their last year in office should not be able to nominate a new Justice, it reversed this “McConnell rule” when it served them to do so. The Trump years have been so ugly that this hypocrisy doesn’t stand out as sharply as it should, but it is an ignoble thing to have done and, in Barrett’s case, to have gone along with.

The Big Pharma story right HERE.

From POLITICO: THIS IS KIND OF INTERESTING TO WATCH. STAHL asks TRUMP at the top if he’s ready for tough questions, and TRUMP says, “I’m not looking for that.” The back and forth seems relatively calm. He seems to have been set off by STAHL observing the crowds at TRUMP’S rallies have gotten smaller. TRUMP: “No, these are much bigger than I ever had. You’re so negative, you’re so negative. These are the biggest rallies we’ve ever had. You just come in here with that negative attitude.”


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