I told y’all Nuzzi was a professional assassin:
I would have waited until I was called on to play it, but I was not being called on. After another reporter’s phone began loudly ringing with a melodic jingle, I figured the briefing room could probably deal with a more important disturbance.
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) June 18, 2018
Donald Trump doesn’t even pretend to believe in any of the pieties he reads (badly) off the teleprompter, but he most certain does believe in his bigly media presence. All of a sudden child-internment has started interfering with his TV image — not to mention the fortunes of the GOP come November, insofar as he cares about that — and it’s gotta be chafing him like a sandy swimsuit one size too small.
This feels new(ish). In the past, lots of left-of-center opinion writers or analyst types would call administration statements lies, and maybe a few straight reporters would join in. But with this Nielsen presser … it feels like all the straight reporters are calling them out.
— Josh Chafetz (@joshchafetz) June 18, 2018
Call me a cock-eyed optimist, but I’m hoping more pressure on this ugly bruise will encourage Lord Smallgloves to discover that *somebody* (probably Nielsen, she’s only a woman after all) cruelly misled him over the whole situation, and will have to be publicly humiliated and stripped of their (her) Oval Office Occupancy epaulets…
“Trump’s usual ability to bury a negative story under confusing messaging and chaotic news doesn’t seem to be working the same way it has in the past.” https://t.co/FUJxWc0mzb
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) June 19, 2018
We've seen plenty of cases where question framing has a dramatic effect on responses. Here, support for family separation stays between 27-32% across some fairly different ways of asking.
— Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) June 18, 2018