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Verbatim

Pence Is Actually Worse than Trump

“Donald Trump, with his feral cunning, knew. The oleaginous Mike Pence, with his talent for toadyism and appetite for obsequiousness, could, Trump knew, become America’s most repulsive public figure. And Pence, who has reached this pinnacle by dethroning his benefactor, is augmenting the public stock of useful knowledge. Because his is the authentic voice of today’s lickspittle Republican Party, he clarifies this year’s elections: Vote Republican to ratify groveling as governing. … There will be negligible legislating by the next Congress, so ballots cast this November will be most important as validations or repudiations of the harmonizing voices of Trump, Pence, Arpaio and the like. Trump is what he is, a floundering, inarticulate jumble of gnawing insecurities and not-at-all compensating vanities, which is pathetic. Pence is what he has chosen to be, which is horrifying.”

George Will

Enumerati

More Voters See Trump as Representing the GOP

43%

A Politico/Morning Consult poll finds that 43% of voters believe President Trump represents the majority viewpoint of Republicans in Washington, compared with 37% who said he does not. … That’s a net swing of 20 points from a August poll when 47% said Trump did not represent the viewpoint of most Republicans, and 33% said he did. This is important: Trump promised to “drain the swamp,” but now voters see him as part of the swamp.

Enumerati

Trump Hits High Favorability Rating with White Evangelicals

75% to 22%

A new PRRI survey finds President Trump’s favorability at an all-time high with white evangelical Christians, 75% to 22%. Also interesting is that white evangelicals prefer Trump as 2020 Republican nominee, 58% to 32%.

Poetic Justice

The McMaster Blaster

Since the beginning Trump’s cabinet was a disaster,
Now he’s shedding secretaries faster and faster.
But don’t be a quitter,
Just keep checking Twitter,
To find out when you’re fired, H.R. McMaster.

Verbatim

Trump Likes ‘President for Life’ Title for Xi Jinping

“He’s now president for life. President for life. No, he’s great. And look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll have to give that a shot some day.”

— President Trump, quoted by CNN, in remarks to GOP donors about China’s President Xi Jinping.

Enumerati

Anti-Semitic Incidents Rise

57%

“The Anti-Defamation League is reporting a 57 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. last year, the highest tally that the Jewish civil rights group has counted in more than two decades,” the AP reports.

Enumerati

Trump Has Gone Almost a Year Without Giving a Press Conference

365

Phillip Bump: “Trump mocked Clinton for going 235 days without giving a news conference. As of Friday, it will have been 365 days — a year — since he has given one as president.”

Poetic Justice

Alone with The Memo

Trump released The Memo at the behest of The Hannity,
But that numbnuts Nunes has created a bit of a mystery.
We know Trump received it,
But did he indeed read it?
All we know is he was left alone for hours with a copy.

Enumerati

Trump Rules Social Media Attention

17

Echelon Insights finds that there were only 17 days in 2017 where Donald Trump was not the top topic of conversation on social media, and he was the number one story every week for every audience.

Verbatim

Trump’s First Year Worse than We Anticipated

“Grit your teeth. Persevere. Just a few more days and this awful, rotten, no-good, ridiculous, rancorous, sordid, disgraceful year in the civic life of our nation will be over. Here’s hoping that we all — particularly special counsel Robert S. Mueller III — have a better 2018. … Many of us began 2017 with the consoling thought that the Donald Trump presidency couldn’t possibly be as bad as we feared. It turned out to be worse.”

Eugene Robinson