Seth Abramson

@SethAbramson

If you don't think there is now, or at some point was, a tape of Trump saying the n-word, you have not been paying attention to America and should turn your TV to that station sometime. I've believed this since multiple contacts with Arnold back in 2017.

2/ I love that Trump told an aide he'd never said the n-word and then immediately asked, "How do you think I should handle it?"...i.e., if a tape of him saying the n-word were released. Listen: you don't have to be a criminal investigator to know what happened there. We all know.
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John Gruber

@gruber

Trump and the N-word: I’m sure he’s said it. Let’s say there are tapes and they come out. His base not only won’t care—they’ll love it. They resent that they can’t use the word themselves. Post-tape, I wouldn’t be surprised to see his base start using it on signs at his rallies.

If such tapes come out it’s going to be ugly, because the tapes won’t sink him, and we’ll see Trump supporters defending his use of it. Ugly, painful stuff. But Trump and R’s need more than his base to win. Suburban swing voters are rightfully appalled by the N-word.
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Garance Franke-Ruta

@thegarance

Omarosa: “It had finally sunk in that the person I’d thought I’d known so well for so long was actually a racist. Using the N-word was not just the way he talks but, more disturbing, it was how he thought of me and African Americans as a whole.”

"Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which owns the rights to the reality TV show, and its British creator, Mark Burnett, have resisted pressure to release the footage because of 'various contractual and legal requirements.'"
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Talia Lavin

@chick_in_kiev

in case anyone who follows me somehow doesn't get this: it's perfectly fine to be into your irish, or scottish, or italian or danish or swedish or english english heritage, find out about your family tree etc. totally cool! eat haggis or lutefisk. visit castles. love religion. 1/

but to be proud of "being white" is to be proud of a category that includes all these heritages at once, just because of skin color. there's no specificity to it, no depth. there's nothing affirmative to love about it. 2/
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J.R. Salzman

@jrsalzman

These are photos of the old Walter Reed Army Medical Center on Georgia Avenue in DC currently being torn down. As a former patient I can tell you it’s bittersweet seeing this.

I can still remember being wheeled in through the front doors on Christmas Eve 2006. I remember the gurney clicking on the red brick floor and asking where I was. A nurse replied, “You’re at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and we’re here to take care of you.”
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