What a shitheel:
UPDATE 1: Politico’s morning email thingie (emboldening and enigmatic ALL CAPS usage is theirs, I swear):
HOW TEAM BIDEN IS REACTING: RON KLAIN, Biden’s chief of staff,told CHUCK TODD on NBC’S “MEET THE PRESS” that “Donald Trump’s Twitter feed doesn’t make Joe Biden president or not president. The American people did that. What we really want to see this week, Chuck, is the General Services Administration issue that ascertainment. … Meet with these vaccine officials, kind of get the intelligence briefings for the president-elect, the vice president-elect. That’s really the measure of how this is moving forward this week, I think.”
MEANWHILE … TRUMP’S BACK-AND-FORTH COMMENTS come as hecontinues to mount legal challenges led by RUDY GIULIANI, which have come up short at nearly every turn. THE PRESIDENT has all but abdicated any role in trying to lead the country through the pandemic that is ripping across the country, with more than 10.9 million Americans having tested positive for the coronavirus and the economy continuing to struggle as cities and states across the country grapple with whether to implement new shutdown measures.
WAPO’S ASHLEY PARKER, JOSH DAWSEY, YASMEEN ABUTALEB and PHIL RUCKER are reporting that TRUMP hasn’t “attended a coronavirus task force meeting in ‘at least five months,’ said one senior administration official with knowledge of the meetings who spoke on the condition of anonymity to share candid details.
“Now, as he fights for his political life, falsely claiming the election was somehow rigged against him, Trump has abdicated one of the central duties of the job he claims to want: leading the country through a devastating pandemic as it heads into a grim winter. ‘I don’t know that I think that’s where his focus is,’ said one senior administration official. ‘But I know that’s where our focus needs to get back to.’”
UPDATE 2: Raw Story goes to Wrong-Again Rudy, Preznint Stupid’s Stupidest Lawyer™: