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Old 03.12.2020, 14:17
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I do not know if I find this tweet is funny or sad.

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“Democrats suffered crushing down-ballot loss across America.” @nytimes.
This is true.
All statehouses won, and in Washington we did great.
So I led this great charge, and I’m the only one that lost?
No, it doesn’t work that way. This was a massive fraud, a RIGGED ELECTION!
Probably this tweet will be quoted in future analyses of Trump's presidency as an example of how he was unable to accept he was unpopular and lost.
The same logic applies in reverse, of course:

"I lost to my Democrat opponent by a large margin in the popular vote and in the Electoral College.

"Yet the Democrats lost in all the statehouses, and in Washington they did really badly.*

"No, it doesn’t work that way. If the Democrats rigged the presidential election, why didn't they continue their MASSIVE FRAUD and RIG ALL THE OTHER ELCTIONS too?"



*I actually have no idea what Trump is talking about in his tweet. The Republicans won "all the statehouses"? What does that even mean? And they "did great" in Washington? Certainly not in any vote in DC, the bluest of all regions; not in the Senate, where the Democrats may increase their numbers. A small improvement in the House for the Republicans, but they're still in the minority. Is that what he means by "did great"? Does that definition of "great" apply to "Make America Great Again", too?
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Old 03.12.2020, 19:59
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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The Supreme Court on Thursday sided with a California ministry that argued the state's Covid-related restrictions on indoor services violated its religious liberty rights, the court's second such ruling on pandemic guidelines for churches in two weeks.
Like Trump, religious leaders seem to have little interest in protecting their followers from the disease.

Meanwhile seems to be getting hotter for Ivanka
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Ivanka Trump slams lawsuit as an example of 'vindictiveness & waste of taxpayer dollars'

The D.C. attorney general in January sued the Trump Organization and the Presidential Inauguration Committee (PIC), accusing the groups of misusing more than $1 million raised by the committee by “grossly overpaying” to use event space at the Trump hotel in D.C. for the 2017 inauguration.
President Trump said Thursday he is disappointed in Attorney General William Barr for saying that the Justice Department had not uncovered evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election.

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“He hasn’t done anything, so he hasn’t looked"

LOL!
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Meanwhile seems to be getting hotter for Ivanka
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Ivanka Trump slams lawsuit as an example of 'vindictiveness & waste of taxpayer dollars'

The D.C. attorney general in January sued the Trump Organization and the Presidential Inauguration Committee (PIC), accusing the groups of misusing more than $1 million raised by the committee by “grossly overpaying” to use event space at the Trump hotel in D.C. for the 2017 inauguration.
Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine said on Thursday that Ivanka Trump was “highly misleading” in her deposition regarding an investigation into her father’s inauguration.

Racine said during an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that the committee paid $175,000 for the space in Trump Hotel adding that for the Presidential Prayer Breakfast, it cost just $5,000 for the same space. “$175,000 charged to the inauguration committee, $5,000 charged for another not-for-profit. Doesn’t sound like a ‘fair market rate’ to me.”
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Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine said on Thursday that Ivanka Trump was “highly misleading” in her deposition regarding an investigation into her father’s inauguration.

Racine said during an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that the committee paid $175,000 for the space in Trump Hotel adding that for the Presidential Prayer Breakfast, it cost just $5,000 for the same space. “$175,000 charged to the inauguration committee, $5,000 charged for another not-for-profit. Doesn’t sound like a ‘fair market rate’ to me.”
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Like Trump, religious leaders seem to have little interest in protecting their followers from the disease.
Without comment on whether its appropriate for churches to be allowed to open (I'm an atheist who struggles to care one way or the other), I do think its important to have some constitutional boundaries on civil liberties that governments cannot cross.

It's pretty scary how some (not all) governments have behaved in this pandemic. Whilst I for sure can understand shutting bars, restaurants and gyms as effective and proportionate measures to combat a dangerous disease, its important to look at the way the likes of Spain and France have behaved - limiting or even banning people from going outdoors etc.

In my view, the latter should be constitutionally illegal. Are there any protections for our rights in Europe? Is this something the ECHR could deal with (Article 5?)? If not, why not?

As there hasn't been this kind of crisis in a century I understand if we haven't gotten this sorted before now - but I think we need very serious conversations after this is all done.
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In our case, Swiss law applies. And our Constitution prevails.
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