Donald Trump can’t win the election, and all of Washington, DC is aware of it. However that gained’t cease Trump from fleecing the rubes.

Trump has been on a deceptive and extremely profitable fundraising drive, telling supporters that they will help overturn the election in the event that they donate whereas directing the majority of the money to his latest political group as an alternative of the entities preventing in court dockethttps://t.co/Eske0AvbXD

— POLITICO (@politico) December 4, 2020

WaPo:

Trump roils Georgia GOP as celebration waits to see if presidential go to helps — or hurts — in essential Senate runoffs

President Trump’s deliberate journey to Georgia on Saturday to marketing campaign for 2 Senate candidates in tight runoff races has some anxious Republicans involved that he might do extra hurt than good by repeating false claims in regards to the voting system, attacking GOP officers and additional inflaming a simmering civil warfare throughout the state celebration.

That warfare confirmed no indicators of abating this week, with competing GOP factions rising more and more offended and distrustful of each other.

The polls have the 2 Democrats tied (Jon Ossoff) or main (Ralph Warnock). However make no mistake, these are races we will win.

9 of 10 Trump voters I’ve talked to imagine mass voter fraud occurred. 8 of these 9 cite the protracted counting and Biden’s “comeback” after Trump led Tues evening. Once more: Legislatures in MI/WI/PA failed America by not permitting pre-processing. This insanity might’ve been prevented.

— Tim Alberta (@TimAlberta) December 4, 2020

WaPo:

Wisconsin Supreme Court docket declines to listen to Trump marketing campaign problem to election outcomes

Trump’s marketing campaign might nonetheless search to problem President-elect Joe Biden’s greater than 20,000-vote lead within the state in Wisconsin circuit court docket.

However the refusal of the state’s highest court docket to take up Trump’s petition is a brand new blow to Trump’s foundering efforts to overturn the election — and a very stinging rebuke, on condition that conservatives maintain a 4-to-3 majority on the elected panel.

One conservative member of the panel, Brian Hagedorn, joined the court docket’s three extra liberal members in declining to take the case.

Physician Fauci will likely be staying on in his present position and advise incoming President Biden on the pandemic, he informed me. Fauci says he spoke to Biden about it personally right now. Throughout the telephone name Biden mentioned he would recognize it if Fauci stayed on to proceed preventing the virus.

— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) December 3, 2020

Aaron Blake/WaPo:

Trump’s greatest remaining problem — if he’s as much as it

Three former U.S. presidents from each main political events made a big assertion this week: They would take a coronavirus vaccine on camera to appease any public concern.

What we don’t but know is how a lot President Trump will do to perform the identical activity. However a brand new ballot exhibits simply how necessary that may be within the waning days of his presidency. Certainly, it may be probably the most important remaining query of the Trump period.

With a number of vaccines in the final stages of approval and hope for his or her intensive deployment within the weeks and months to come back, Trump is preoccupied with a quixotic effort to stay in workplace. He has prior to now hailed the speedy growth of vaccines, together with holding them out as a possible fast repair throughout the 2020 election. However since he misplaced the election, he has proven way more of a want to assert credit score for that growth than to deal with the quickly rising coronavirus drawback in the USA, the place the every day demise toll is now setting records and issues are on a horrible trajectory. Trump has additionally prior to now expressed skepticism about vaccines — most notably and baselessly linking them to autism — and flouted a few of the extra primary coronavirus mitigation efforts, together with questioning the efficacy of masks.

“Direct authorities help, accounting for 39% of web farm revenue, rose to a file $46.5 billion from $22.4 billion final 12 months.” https://t.co/STBYHaCDN7

— Shawn Donnan (@sdonnan) December 2, 2020

I ponder how Trump gained Iowa?

Texas Tribune:

“We’re in a really harmful place”: White Home COVID-19 activity drive pleads with Texas well being officers to warn the general public

Because the COVID-19 pandemic reaches harmful new ranges nationwide, the White Home Coronavirus Process Drive acknowledged this week that state and native insurance policies in Texas and across the nation may very well be underplaying the severity of the virus and urged public well being officers to take their case on to the general public.

“If state and native insurance policies don’t mirror the seriousness of the present scenario, all public well being officers should alert the state inhabitants immediately,” mentioned Sunday’s activity drive report, which was despatched to all states.

The report additionally really helpful that individuals over age 65 or those that are at an elevated threat of contracting the virus ought to have groceries and different requirements delivered and keep away from any indoor public areas the place persons are unmasked.

The report was obtained by CNN and different organizations.

There’s a reputation for what medical doctors, nurses, and others preventing the pandemic are feeling, an skilled tells @elainejgodfrey: “Ethical misery, or the sense of loss and helplessness related to… navigating limitations in area, remedy, and personnel.” https://t.co/oXloOM8qPH

— Robinson Meyer (@yayitsrob) December 3, 2020

Jonathan Cohn/Huffpost:

Distributing The Coronavirus Vaccine Will Require Planning — And A Lot Extra Cash

The challenges will likely be as a lot logistical as they’ll be scientific.

Having such a promising vaccine for a novel pathogen able to go lower than one 12 months after the illness appeared within the U.S. could be a outstanding and historic scientific achievement made attainable by cooperation between the non-public and public sectors, together with the Trump administration’s $18 billion Warp Speed initiative.

It’ll take comparable cooperation to supply and distribute the vaccines as soon as they’re prepared. Trump officers have mentioned they’ve been working to ensure the producers get the provides they want, from vials and plungers to the chemical elements for the vaccine itself.

In the meantime, Protection Division logistics officers have been ensuring plans are in place to get the vaccine from manufacturing crops scattered throughout the U.S. to the amenities that will likely be administering them. Many of the producers are contracting with pharmaceutical provide and distribution firm McKesson; Pfizer is dealing with distribution by itself.

.@GOP swimming laps within the racist swimming pool. https://t.co/StCab0araG

— Reed Galen (@reedgalen) December 3, 2020

Molly Jong-Fast/Every day Beast:

The Three Strains of the GOP: Crazies, Quiets, and Hostages. And Yeah, They All Suck.

On this twilight of Trumpism, Republicans have proven no extra spine than they ever have. And most, in fact, are worse than spineless.

The primary group, the crazies, is the one which has flourished below Trump and Trumpism. They’re the individuals who would begin firing squads if needed. They’re the Trump cheerleaders, the worst and ugliest of the Trumpian sycophants, the Matt Gaetzes, the Louie Gohmerts, the Lou Dobbses, the Maria Bartiromos. These persons are completely happy to trip the elevator all the way down to the basement with Trump….

Then there are the quiets, the individuals who know higher however are too cowardly to do the correct factor. These are the individuals who stay in mortal concern of alienating the bottom. Folks like Mitch McConnell, Roy Blunt, and all these senators no one’s ever heard of from Idaho and people locations that shouldn’t have two senators to start with. Blunt, of Missouri, appeared on CNN’s State of the Union and was too pathetic and cowardly to name Joe Biden “the president-elect” even though he’s fairly indisputably the president-elect.

Lin Wooden and Sidney Powell are completely damaging. Each Georgia conservative who cares about America MUST vote within the runoff. Their dont vote technique will cripple America

— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) December 3, 2020

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