Week 197 - Bannon Charged

08.24.2020 - By The Weekly List

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This was the longest weekly list, and it was  simply exhausting. The Democrats held a very successful first virtual  Democratic National Convention, while Trump spent the week advancing  lies and conspiracy theories about voting to undermine the election.  Polls continue to show he will lose by a wide margin.
In a break from tradition, both former First  Lady Michelle and President Barack Obama gave historic speeches, focused  on warning the American people that Trump is a danger to our democracy,  and is not capable of doing the job. The emotional speeches were a call  to action, from the former first family who had largely has given Trump  a chance to grow into the position. Barack in particular portrayed  Trump as a grave threat. Meanwhile, nominee Joe Biden gave what was  widely heralded as the best speech of his career, in a moving,  emotional, optimistic speech of unity, promising light, hope, and  competence.
This week, the U.S. Postal Service was front and  center, as Postmaster General Louis DeJoy faced public outcry for the  slowing mail, and Congressional hearings got underway. Trump tried to  gaslight, suggesting the slowing mail was, ironically, a conspiracy  theory by Democrats. This week a nearly 1,000 page shocking Senate  Intelligence Committee report was released, revealing a deep connection  between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential  election.
Trump largely abandoned his so-called daily  coronavirus briefings, instead holding campaign rallies and some Q&A;  sessions with the media. Dr. Deborah Birx has largely disappeared from  the public, as Trump switched to a radiologist who frequently appeared  on Fox News for advice and shares his point-of-view. College reopening,  like K-12 openings the week before, got off to a rocky start, with  outbreaks on several campuses — again a result of a patchwork strategy,  with inadequate testing and few guidelines.
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