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Verbatim

Trump Is Responsible for Recent Bad Acts

“Ordinarily, a politician cannot be held responsible for the actions of a deranged follower. But ordinarily, politicians don’t praise supporters who have mercilessly beaten a Latino man, as ‘very passionate.’ Ordinarily, they don’t offer to pay supporters’ legal bills if they assault protesters on the other side. They don’t praise acts of violence against the media. They don’t defend Nazi rioters as ‘fine people.’ They don’t justify sending bombs to their critics by blaming the media for airing criticism. Ordinarily, there is no historic surge in anti-Semitism, much of it targeted at Jewish critics, coinciding with a politician’s rise. And ordinarily, presidents do not blatantly exploit their authority in an effort to terrify white Americans into voting for their party.”

Adam Serwer

Poetic Justice

No De Niro

I’ve criticized Donald Trump, feeling nary a qualm,
I’ve written wry limericks with chutzpah and aplomb.
I’ve been quite outspoken
But now my heart’s broken —
‘Cause apparently I don’t qualify for a postal pipe bomb.