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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:23 AM

WaPo's Philip Bump charts-literally-the astonishing collapse of The Former Guy as a media sensation

For about half an hour Tuesday, a former president of the United States appeared on television to offer his unfiltered assessment of the state of American politics, of foreign policy and of the various controversies flitting around the political world. You probably missed it, because it was Donald Trump offering the same pudding of rhetoric weíve heard so often to an anchor on the far-right network Newsmax. It was to presidential appearances what a pre-dusk set at the Indiana State Fair would be to Kid Rock.

I heard part of Trumpís spiel and thought about highlighting the ways in which his nonsensical claims about the 2020 election being stolen (it wasnít) have evolved slightly. Iíve written before about how the Republican Party has seized on the idea that changes made to election processes before the contest were unconstitutional, as a way of implying wrongdoing by Democrats without embracing Trumpís obviously untrue claims about fraud. So Trump has seized on those, too, presenting them as another part of his pride-preserving all-you-can-eat buffet of dishonesty.

https://www.balloon-juice.com/2021/04/07/post-tp-stress-disorder-open-thread/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/04/06/trump-media-era-ends-not-with-wow-whisper/

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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:31 AM

1. In other news, Kim Kardashian just made the new billionaires list at Forbes.

Poor widdle donnie......in debt a billion, grafting and conning as fast as he can. No one cares.

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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:40 AM

2. His charts demonstrate that media obsession FAR outpaced public interest.

Proof of disgusting media complicity in the ascent of that monster.

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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:56 AM

3. Great links, K!

Best part is reading the 'comments' by SO many that are thrilled that he's gone - and several are upset that anybody's even writing about him at all!
And the best line from the 'Post' article: "Trump offering the same pudding of rhetoric...."

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