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Director, UChicago Institute of Politics. Senior Political Commentator @CNN. Author, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics. Views expressed here are my own.

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It is not going to change. It doesn't get better. It only seems to get worse. https://t.co/FDQnuB1BNXUnCorkered: Normally cautious @GOP senator calls out @realDonaldTrump. https://t.co/JcK3Eo5IYqThe latest? Collapsing infrastructure (Council.) https://t.co/xTHalYNuzfInstead of shedding light, @POTUS is turning up heat on statues, seeing in toppling of Confederate icons an issue t… https://t.co/GzcubyvR7e"You're watching a slow motion crash." @RahmEmanuel on @realDonaldTrump WH, #Charlottesville & much more! #AxeFileshttps://t.co/fky0nf5lm5How about lessons of Nazism? Lessons of the Klan? The corrosive lessons of hate & those who exploit it. What have… https://t.co/1nEdKy11bv
8/17
2017
No doubt Bannon LOVED @POTUS on #Charlottesville but hugging embattled boss right now also may be key to survival. https://t.co/nCFfefc5R4Who needs strategy, anyway? https://t.co/PAfJchHixxWhy are so many Rs cautious on #Charlotteville? Pretty simple: Because @POTUS, even now, remains popular w/many of their voters.Is there any question that @barackobama would have delivered the eulogy at Heather Heyer's service today on behalf of a riven nation?Why are we surprised that a @POTUS, who began his campaign with appeals to bigotry, would give comfort to bigots?Contest! What is this man thinking? I'll start: "What have I done to my life?" https://t.co/cpFJujwV9gThere's no moral equivalency between racists & Americans standing up to defy hate& bigotry. The President of the United States should say so
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8/16
2017
This guy is who he is. He's not changing. It's up to the rest of us, regardless of party, to decide who WE are.I'm tired of expressing shock, disappointment; of pining for a president who is decent and thoughtful and understands his responsibilities.Question is whether @POTUS gives a rat's ass about what Republican electeds have to say about him. Alt right was & is his base, not @GOP.This statement from @GOP senator stands out because it actually mentions @POTUS. Many R statements of condemnation… https://t.co/tzxedrTF5WI'd love to have been a fly on the wall at Gen. Kelly's after action meeting on the infrastructure event!Forgot about this quote from @MichelleObama. But as we are learning, it could not be more true! https://t.co/GoJP16VtDNThe organizers of events which inspired & led to #charlottesvilleterroristattack are 100% to blame for a number of reasons. 1/6
Retweeted by David AxelrodThinking of my conversation in June with @repjohnlewis and his reliving of his confrontation with the white suprema… https://t.co/WfxGyjbGWXWill the @POTUS, acting out of spite, inflict this kind of pain on Americans? https://t.co/5eNUDCr5iPBannon might be smart to leave of his own volition now and become one of the friends @RealDonaldTrump phones up when he's mad at his staff.Grudging condemnation of racism and bigotry on the one hand...and on the very same day, a wink and nod to racism an… https://t.co/LIo9r6QEvtThe fact that @POTUS retweeted seems, uh, meaningful. What a message to send in the wake of #Charlottesville! https://t.co/y2xbBMhdqI
8/15
2017
To borrow a phrase, this is an approval rating at this stage of a presidency like the world has never seen before! https://t.co/j9OySiJmIwLuis Gutierrez: Dems must fight border wall funding - CNNPolitics https://t.co/tdMkoPpYVKIf you really found him & his firm's practices so objectionable, Mr. @POTUS, why did you appoint him to your counci… https://t.co/VyMNhSDE1a @POTUS thinks threat of NK attack is boon to Guam TOURISM!?! Huh? Because why, everyone loves to tour ruins?😳 https://t.co/CG6zzN0bMsWhatever their ambition in VA, the white supremacists achieved something they never imagined: They've rallied much of country against them.He's led House battle for immigration reform for decades; sees showdowns looming this fall. @RepGutierrez.… https://t.co/noeluXes5o
8/14
2017
This feels like Russia dance: It could have been white nationalists. Or it could have been a fat guy on his bed. https://t.co/favVfdcZEPSure, he's "infatuated w/Nazis" and shouldn't have mowed down a crowd. But there are "many sides," right Mr. @POTUS? https://t.co/lA9LOCVIGZRead @JeffreyGoldberg on Trump’s refusal to call out radical white terrorism https://t.co/rjqaHphfUN https://t.co/awmf9uDdRt
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8/13
2017
The tardy, tepid White House response to the atrocious events in VA calls into question how effective Kelly will or CAN be.POTUS offers empathy the likes of which the world has never seen. #bestregards https://t.co/80uqnZemTA
Retweeted by David AxelrodWhite supremacists aren't patriots, they're traitors- Americans must unite against hatred & bigotry #Charlottesville https://t.co/Zr1Jg9jBXu
Retweeted by David AxelrodWe should call evil by its name. My brother didn't give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home. -OGH
Retweeted by David AxelrodOn this day, worth reviewing extraordinary speech Mayor @MitchLandrieu of NO made on removal of Confederate statues. https://t.co/53ageh7jffAnd where is the angry, defiant condemnation of THIS apparent act of terrorism? https://t.co/QPWQ6AV3REOn "many sides?" This tragedy was fomented by white supremacists & neo-Nazis. What signal did the @POTUS just send? https://t.co/WtoFyEpOAfReckless, improvised intimations of military force are dangerous. @POTUS thru a gift to Venezuelan strongman. https://t.co/WKIDbS2J7WFINALLY, belatedly, he Tweets. But it's hard to convincingly condemn hatred & bigotry if you're willing to mine the… https://t.co/zARRdbhwYBStrong statement from VA @GOP candidate for gov. Where is the @POTUS? https://t.co/J3hFRV5hnv
8/12
2017
Just fantastic. https://t.co/TPQncJ97RWNot a huge shock that @GOP senators are sticking by the @SenMajLdr over a @POTUS who's shown a penchant for throwin… https://t.co/PeRGhAOsOCI often disgreed w/@realJeffreyLord on @CNN. I don't embrace his Tweets or writings. Yet I know him as a colleague & friend & wish him well.Whatever else, one thing @POTUS has accomplished in is to shift the focus to "fire and fury" from who he is PLANNING to fire IN fury!
8/11
2017
Whether it's North Korea, McConnell, transgender service people or Russia, @POTUS is like a runaway truck with no Reverse on gearshift. 😳Interested strategy, this @POTUS trolling of @SenMajLdr. May be good for the base but not for long term legislative success.Great sign along a country road in MI, where raccoons are particularly literate and law abiding. https://t.co/JNEnDaGF0WThis "poll" is laughable. The fact that @realDonaldTrump felt the desperate need to share it is revealing...and, we… https://t.co/o37oqNbmsa
8/10
2017
Dropped a "could" from "COULD be so complicated." But you get the point. https://t.co/AK4q9E1fJJThis from the @POTUS who famously said "nobody knew health care be so complicated!" https://t.co/GqFWfM04TbSay WHAT?!? https://t.co/BIbJCVuu7KI sure hope @POTUS can distinguish between reality TV and reality. There are millions of lives at stake here. https://t.co/3cPJ53FCA0
8/9
2017
He's at 38% approval. Can you imagine how low that number would be were he NOT "the most gifted politician of our… https://t.co/pcjsu6JHXzFormer acting director of the CIA --> https://t.co/dlgJfdyqGX
Retweeted by David AxelrodNote: Classified leaks broadcast by Fox are retweeted by @POTUS. Leaks that embarrass @POTUS are targeted for prose… https://t.co/WRdVut04K9You have a standing invitation, my friend! https://t.co/kDkFp21HdpApprove #s suggest Trump/non-col white surge in MW is receding: support now ~ Romney level when he lost same states https://t.co/AasSX0Bvaj
Retweeted by David Axelrod"Anthem blamed moves in part on uncertainty over whether Trump admin would maintain subsidies that keep costs down." https://t.co/3ls7gddU82
8/8
2017
My guess is, a lot longer than the Taj Mahal did. https://t.co/CMPW4DzEgF.@RepHensarling is leading purge of Cordray at CFPB. I wonder how many of his major donors would profit from eliminating that oversight?Taking this cop off the beat would be a gift to payday lenders, credit card and mortgage gougers and financial scam… https://t.co/aChHWljPwKExcellent book, soon to be a major motion picture! Highly recommend it. https://t.co/EFPeenQyODHe's one of the brightest people I've known in U.S. politics...a true visionary. Fmr Sen. Gary Hart #AxeFileshttps://t.co/vXd2VHltOmThis is what passes for a working vacation. Morning TV, a barrage of angry Tweets and then...on to 36 holes! https://t.co/rUDiw43Mrw
8/7
2017
See you in October, brother! https://t.co/KLasFDHcM0
8/6
2017
All I wanted was a little sanctions relief. Maybe shake up the Americans and democracies a little. How could this… https://t.co/FFnxcA6kOsOn behalf of Cy Kass: thank you for the shout out, CBS fam 😘Big love and burps backatcha! https://t.co/yVy5nnCnKR
Retweeted by David AxelrodMartin Shkreli at prison commissary: "Can I buy shower sandals?" "That'll be $700" "I thought it was $13.50" "The price suddenly went up"
Retweeted by David AxelrodQuestion: Is DOJ hunting leakers to "protect our country," as Sessions says, or to protect-and assuage-the @POTUS? https://t.co/5lVRixzXaOSen. @lisamurkowski on health care vote: It was for my people, not my party https://t.co/Acv0ym31C4 https://t.co/vPZxdpGFbZ
Retweeted by David AxelrodThe irony is too rich to ignore: This is the guy who led the @GOP convention in chants of "Lock her up!" https://t.co/LVU0QI1Luw NYTimes:
8/5
2017
He's on a roll! https://t.co/FKPNEaHAt8Your service has been a great gift to the country, and your friendship and brotherhood are a great gift to me. Happ… https://t.co/ZgvLlwelmu
Retweeted by David AxelrodApologies to Mr. Gorka. I bit on a months-old piece mistakenly tipping his demise. His 2d career as a scary monster voiceover must wait!These 1400 economists clearly have not gotten the history lesson from Stephen Miller! https://t.co/ywKBaqN6dx
8/4
2017

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