Don Lemon: "What we have just witnessed is a total eclipse of the facts….
He's unhinged. It's embarrassing" – @donlemon
— Chris Golden (@chrisgolden) August 23, 2017
Okay, I try to keep this Early Morning Open Thread positive, and yes there are a half-dozen other stories worth discussing. But Murphy take the wheel, the Oval Office Occupant’s televised “rally” last night well and truly broke all previous records — even for this guy.
If Richard Nixon had been given access to Xanax, Ambien, Twitter, and his own personal broadcast network, he couldn’t have put on a more delirious spectacle. Somewhere Hunter S. Thompson is telling himself What an imagination I’ve got…
Looking at live tweets of a Trump speech instead of watching the speech itself is my soul's eclipse glasses.
— Mat Johnson (@mat_johnson) August 23, 2017
Wow. Don Lemon doesn't hold back. pic.twitter.com/wCBQoat74B
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) August 23, 2017
The news from Trump's night in Phoenix, in part:
— Eric Bradner (@ericbradner) August 23, 2017
People waited in 107 degree heat for this public episode.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) August 23, 2017
Trump says time for Americans to remember "we are all on the same team and we are Americans first"
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) August 23, 2017
America First! (Surely we’ve heard that slogan before.)
Like a team of horses under one driver, one whip!