Guys, remember this tweet the other day?:
Axios morning email thingie:
Jonathan Swan’s phone blew up yesterday with texts from Trump aides, current and former, who seemed at their wits’ end over a new tweet.
- They rarely register President Trump’s tweets anymore — let alone complain about them. This one felt different.
- The president tweeted that the 75-year-old Buffalo protester who was rushed to the hospital after being shoved by police last week “could be an ANTIFA provocateur.”
Why it matters: Here was Trump — struggling in the polls, damaged with independents and women who hate his tone — trafficking in a bizarre conspiracy that he had seen on the right-wing OANN cable network to excuse a blatant example of police misconduct.
Wait. What? OANN was the source of the conspiracy theory?
What are the odds that Comrade Rouz and Comrade Trump had the same boss?
Oh, around 100%.
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