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Enumerati

More Middle School Bullying Found in Areas that Voted for Trump

18%

A new University of Virginia study found higher rates of bullying and certain types of teasing in areas where voters favored Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. “Seventh- and eighth-graders in areas that favored President Trump reported bullying rates in spring 2017 that were 18% higher than students living in areas that went for Clinton. They were also 9% more likely to report that kids at their schools were teased because of their race or ethnicity.”

Enumerati

Trump Is making Us Anxious

39%

“Empirical data bolsters the anecdotal reports from practitioners. The American Psychiatric Association in a May survey found that 39% of people said their anxiety level had risen over the previous year—and 56 percent were either ‘extremely anxious’ or ‘somewhat anxious’ about the impact of politics on daily life. A 2017 study found two-thirds of Americans’ see the nation’s future as a ‘very or somewhat significant source of stress.’”

Enumerati

Less than Half ‘Proud’ to Be Americans

47%

For the first time in Gallup‘s 18-year history asking U.S. adults how proud they are to be Americans, fewer than a majority say they are “extremely proud.” Currently, 47% describe themselves this way, down from 51% in 2017 and well below the peak of 70% in 2003.

Verbatim

NYT Editors Go It So Wrong

“The day Trump announced he was running, I admitted to a couple of Times editors that I’d watched eight seasons of ‘The Apprentice’ and that we should do a story about it. They told me political reporters wouldn’t be writing about Trump. ‘We have enough candidates to cover,’ one editor said. ‘Let the TV writers do it.’”

— Amy Chozick, in her new book “Chasing Hillary.”

Verbatim

Dems Did Not Foresee the Degree of GOP Complicity with Trump

“Many of us could see that Donald Trump was going to be a very poor president. What we couldn’t see is many people would be complicit in that.”

— Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), in an interview with the Rachel Maddow Show.

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Missouri Lawmaker Hopes for Trump Assassination

“I hope Trump is assassinated!”

— Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D), reported the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “With five written words Thursday morning, one of Missouri’s most controversial state lawmakers spawned a U.S. Secret Service investigation, potentially endangered her own political career — and flung St. Louis squarely into the middle of America’s raging racial-political debate in the wake of the unrest in Charlottesville, Va. … She quickly deleted her post, but not quickly enough. By mid-afternoon, the political verdicts of her own party were rolling in.”

Enumerati

Trump Voters Split on Body-Slamming Reporters

45% to 42%

A new Public Policy Polling survey finds President Trump’s supporters are split on whether it’s appropriate for a politician to “body-slam” a journalist: 45% say it’s not acceptable while 42% said it was.

Verbatim

Sanford: Trump Has ‘Unearthed Some Demons’

“Respectfully, I’d submit that the president has unearthed some demons. I’ve talked to a number of people about it back home. They say, ‘Well, look, if the president can say whatever, why can’t I say whatever?’ He’s given them license… There is a total weirdness out there.”

— Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC), quoted by the Washington Post.

Poetic Justice

It’s Going Around

As I read the daily Twitter aggression,
Or witness the endless pundit progression,
The more I watch the news,
The more I get the blues.
I got a bad case of that mean old Trumpression.

Verbatim

Trump’s Assault on Political Norms Becoming Normal

“The indelible takeaway from those first 100 days is that Trump’s assault on political norms has continued. In fact, he has violated Washington norms so casually and constantly that his norm-breaking is becoming normalized. That shattering of protocol and expectations may turn out to be more consequential than any of his massive policy promises or modest policy achievements to date.”

Politico