Welcome to This Week in Trumplandia. Check in with us every Thursday for a weekly roundup of the most pertinent content on our country, which is currently spiraling down a crappy toilet drain. You owe it to yourself, your community, and your humanity to contribute whatever you can, even if it is just awareness of the truth.
Dan Pfeiffer, Obama’s former White House Communications director, at Politico: “It’s hard to compare Obama and Trump or Trump and any other sentient human with an ounce of empathy or self-awareness.”
AJ+ is in South Korea, where they asked locals who they’re more scared of, 45 or Kim Jong-un.
The Associated Press will no longer use the term ‘alt-right’.
Baltimore quietly removed all four of its Confederate statues overnight.
Even Republicans are speaking out against 45—so you know things must be bad:
Lindsey Graham attacks Trump in a statement for his "moral equivalency" pic.twitter.com/i57fxUnB3E
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) August 16, 2017
In what alternate reality is a Mitt Romney tweet so RT-able? (Side note: the same Republican people who once passionately backed him for president are now attacking him on Twitter.)
No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) August 16, 2017
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