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Aaron Blake @AaronBlake Washington, D.C./NoVa

Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix at The Washington Post. aaron.blake@washpost.com

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Joined Twitter 4/23/10


Officials blame outsiders for violence in Minnesota, but contradict each other on who is responsible https://t.co/e23y01wHnl
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5/31
2020
Hmmm. St.Paul vs. Hennepin County (Minneapolis), but still seems tough to reconcile. https://t.co/eIhsKaxbq0Hennepin County Jail records show vast majority of those arrested for #rioting, unlawful assembly and burglary are… https://t.co/mxlahWe52f
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeFor the 2nd time in one week, I've seen one of my best friends from college appear in a viral video while covering… https://t.co/TpuJFlZXhtKislyak to Flynn on Dec. 29: " One of the problems among the measures that have been announced today is that now FS… https://t.co/5LTT9fCYXnNo one covers Minnesota news like Minnesota journalists. Twitter is good for fluid updates, but read the full story… https://t.co/5kQrQGdtEV
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeFlynn has said he does not remember talking in late 2016 with the Russian ambassador about sanctions. But the trans… https://t.co/6pej5ePH4N
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeThis is wrong. Brit Hume perpetuates misinformation about #COVID19. Here are a bunch of studies that show masks mak… https://t.co/WyuaPrdVyr
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5/30
2020
Unclear where this photo is from, but it's not Minneapolis. Here's a tweet with the same photo (ostensibly from Fra… https://t.co/P00NWLvYRL
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeFlynn claimed he didn't discuss sanctions with Russia's ambassador -- and at one point suggested a discussion about… https://t.co/PVIWbDdtRvJohn Ratcliffe, the newly sworn in national intelligence director, announces he's declassified transcripts involvin… https://t.co/MqNnw6rpCO
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeHere's that story: One of the largest publishers of coronavirus disinformation on Facebook, including "Plandemic,"… https://t.co/7bVO4ldpKj
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeAn extremely good point. https://t.co/KupoiXxc9jAt 8:25, about 5 minutes after Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck, the officer said it again. Another officer checked Fl… https://t.co/3APg3mPpLt
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeThe White House billed this as a "news conference." That was a statement delivered verbally. @FactbaseFeed Update: Turns out Trump used "China virus" early this week. https://t.co/PoAhpMJOvKTrump calls it the "Wuhan virus." It's been 1.5 months since he used that phrase. 2 months since he last called i… https://t.co/8HpJTXnEt7"The prior administration" gets a shout-out 15 seconds into this press conference.Trump's allusions to violence are almost always calculated -- and clearly so -- to carve out some plausible deniabi… https://t.co/AuTVdrLehkThis predictable and well-trafficked defense of Trump alluding to violence comes 13 hours after the tweet in questi… https://t.co/FSXZIy4UoUTed Cruz is making a very strained legal argument https://t.co/I317mOj2c8‘When the looting starts, the shooting starts’: Trump quotes Miami police chief’s notorious 1967 warning https://t.co/nuEgbXMi9wHad you told me a decade ago that in 2020 Taylor Swift would be accusing Donald Trump on Twitter of stoking white s… https://t.co/EVZSRAB3H6
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeA gunshot went through a window at a GOP office where several Trump campaign volunteers were working in Bullhead Ci… https://t.co/QkSNhBCwQD
Retweeted by Aaron Blake20k RTs in 8 minutes https://t.co/5KiKn7m533Sen. Bob Casey: “I received the results of a COVID-19 ELISA IgG Antibody Test, which were positive. This positive t… https://t.co/bNnUhDVJzw
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeThe NYT can be sued if it commissions, reads, edits, and then publishes your op-ed, yes. But it cannot be sued if y… https://t.co/Z1cXNajSZX
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeJudge Sullivan's refusal to go along & dismiss Michael Flynn's case raises novel questions about the limits of judi… https://t.co/VlI3P0CTs5
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeI don't understand why, having taken a lot of flack for ignoring Trump's tweets about Joe Scarborough, Twitter has… https://t.co/FDc6jUNMDE
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeGeorge Floyd's girlfriend says the sight of Minneapolis burning would 'devastate' him, and calls for calm… https://t.co/wV6DziUSWu
Retweeted by Aaron BlakePai is the key player when it comes to whether the FCC will do something with Trump's executive order https://t.co/d6si2Cc9gVArea campaign recognizes its bad idea was a bad idea https://t.co/GIduqW2sU8‘The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.' ‘When the looting starts, the shooting starts.’ Twice in 25 hours, Tru… https://t.co/xgUtq7jesoIt's all one big continual misunderstanding that for some reason keeps happening over and over again. https://t.co/DEZe4Uh3NaWatch: @OmarJimenez's account of his arrest this morning https://t.co/rD2fiG8jbP
Retweeted by Aaron Blake12 a.m. Thursday: Trump RTs video saying "the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat." 12:53 a.m. Friday: Trump twe… https://t.co/dbYXulaCT7
5/29
2020
Trump ad: "It takes a Donald Trump to demand truth from China." Reminder: Trump repeatedly vouched for China even… https://t.co/MhAdLXr15TListen to the voice of the Daily —> https://t.co/b0rGrftnpY
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeQuite the juxtaposition in my timeline https://t.co/tDJxUvFbeVKayleigh McEnany: “In LA County you have 112% of the population registered…112% of the population gets a ballot…tha… https://t.co/cwZir1G8at
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeThe owners of this Cub gave me permission to show the damage inside https://t.co/Y1j0Zs1byz
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeCensus Bureau says it can no longer deliver #2020Census results by the end of this year & needs Congress to change… https://t.co/siROANOhxx
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeIt's worth noting that the New Mexico GOP has already disavowed this guy's comments: https://t.co/rk1dMJ48hlThis is a great example of how one claim, never backed up by data, goes viral and gets distorted beyond recognition… https://t.co/7VsRtcrYYnTrump RTed this video in which a supporter says "the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat." He clarifies he's not… https://t.co/FGDWu9upZf.@PostBaron: "I think we’ve done a terrible job as an industry in explaining ourselves. ... while the work should s… https://t.co/gkA3F4a08U
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeNew tonight --> The attorney general already has tapped multiple US attorneys to review the work done by career pro… https://t.co/k5STARMYmU
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeAt a virtual fundraiser tonight, @JoeBiden said he hoped to name his running mate around Aug. 1, per the pool report.
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeThe scenes near my area of Minnesota, in response to George Floyd. These inages —-> https://t.co/i2u7VZWpu9Sam Johnson was a true hero and great American. Rest in peace.
Retweeted by Aaron Blake @LPDonovan Clearly Canadian is still a thing!?Also the perfect thing here is that Philip insists upon “catercorner,” which I would assume is Old English and whic… https://t.co/l8hdMJwnqD @josh_emerson @pbump Soccer bars are different. They’re where distinguished people conduct such business. @pbump Lots of bad decisions made in bars, indeed.
5/28
2020
SCOOP — Amid reports that the State IG was fired for probing arms sales to the Saudis, the Trump administration is… https://t.co/tlYRmAxgG0
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeJust in: Statement from Rod Rosenstein - https://t.co/MqEivtv5yW
Retweeted by Aaron BlakePutin’s centralized power structure struggles to contain coronavirus crisis https://t.co/shCCjqr5Cv @canonvideoguy POTATO WAVE https://t.co/dcrJzU5EkvConservative pushback is building on Trump's Scarborough conspiracy theory -- from Romney, Liz Cheney, WSJ ed board… https://t.co/TQboAv9kQwTrump's baseless, conspiratorial tweets rip open deep emotional scars for Lori Klausutis' family. He added another… https://t.co/UyvtSgE7aD
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeEvery sentence of this @bterris piece is gold. “Lindell is what you might get if you took the political personaliti… https://t.co/9F9vvuLp2G
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeIt's not really about surface transmission. It's not even really about coughs. It's about basic airborne transmissi… https://t.co/0QVkROXuyy
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeWH letter to Grassley cites Obama's removal of an IG, for which his initial justification was similar to Trump: los… https://t.co/UJTUSY62GlGOP critics have very gently urged the White House to explain Trump's removals of inspectors general. The White Ho… https://t.co/1mS1AXNt04 @SarahSchenning hahahaRomney criticizes Trump for promoting Scarborough conspiracy theory, standing out among Republicans https://t.co/5sKPyMnU7j2/ On whether public officials should wear masks, Fauci told me, "I do it when I'm in the public for the reasons th… https://t.co/OSDCk0pVpo
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeNew: Dr. Anthony Fauci tells me negative data on hydroxychloroquine is now “quite evident”.: “I'm not so sure tha… https://t.co/matsdsg789
Retweeted by Aaron Blake @AdamBlickstein Such a great song. I hope you haven't ruined it for me.come on. just weight by education. it's not that hard. there's no excuse for posting a poll where 70% of your sampl… https://t.co/xf3DLT1Ohm
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeRubio is urging Republicans to be cautious on Biden stuff. "I will say to you that I think it’s pretty clear that… https://t.co/T5AlpPtBivFormer GOP congressman from Tennessee --> https://t.co/ufErWZ0Ry1 @MoonGlowAria Haha. At least that one's not trying to be anything less than silly.The one I always think of is Buffalo Springfield. A thousand people in the street/ Singing songs and carrying sign… https://t.co/xTuaNsuUkBWhat is the best song you can think of with some of the worst lyrics?And yes, it’s also an extremely low bar, given it’s basically what health officials have been saying for months. B… https://t.co/PJ3Sn8YLkTTo be clear, this happens from time to time with Fox opinion hosts. It doesn’t mean good faith preceeded or will fo… https://t.co/75AFfJbygQPlease listen to Sean Hannity https://t.co/GZEWQLQ9SFTrump’s main comments about Atkinson are that he shouldn’t have forwarded whistleblower complaint. On Grimm his on… https://t.co/O22HBHHYnxPolls seem to suggest 6 in 10 Roll Tide (including some UAB third-partiers) and 4 in 10 War Eagle. Feels like desp… https://t.co/3SYvf60PMsI thought @LPDonovan was joking when he suggested this (on the left), but Sessions seems to be doing it for real no… https://t.co/8SmcHalwd4
Retweeted by Aaron Blake3 more weekls of quaratine, and that’s if I’m blessed https://t.co/dfDUbtWC9VGrassley says White House response on IG firings insufficient https://t.co/OzARYJ12qm
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeLove this Love them https://t.co/sJSFuMNFwl
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5/27
2020
Except they screwed it up. How can you fact check the future? https://t.co/7VKEVCZZV4
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeTwitter labels Trump’s tweets with a fact-check for the first time https://t.co/CUB5PAwe2t
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeTrump: "You do mail-in voting. Now it's another thing to do absentee voting or if somebody has a medical condition,… https://t.co/vH84TPUSALTrump suggests FBI should release the Flynn-Kislyak transcripts: "Yeah, I'd like to hear it too."It was, however, interesting to see Trump bring up Jerome Adams to talk about this seriously. A pretty telling mome… https://t.co/oSxdWRhguFGuys, there are many things Trump dubiously claims to be joking about that he wasn't. The comment about him taking… https://t.co/KbSUJMvqqqTrump on the letter from the Scarborough aide's widower pleading with Twitter to delete his tweets: "I'm sure that… https://t.co/zDtzmJ1zzbPence: "We welcome word that fatalities are declining precipitously all across the country. In fact, yesterday in A… https://t.co/6Aer9c1YfrPence says declining numbers are even more striking "when you realize that a significant portion of new cases every… https://t.co/kHGWVkZI39"I hope the seniors are going to remember it, because Biden is the one who put us into the jam." Trump, whose numb… https://t.co/3IX8XrLVwp"I don’t use insulin. Should I be?" -Trump, who claims to have taken a drug for an unproven treatment during coron… https://t.co/wcdxRQS4fMEarly in Trump's remarks on lowering insulin costs: "Sleepy Joe can't do this; that I can tell you."Kayleigh McEnany’s latest briefing is a case study in gaslighting, whataboutism and false claims https://t.co/YwQLcBCm84GOP governor offers emotional plea to the anti-mask crowd: Stop this senseless culture war https://t.co/3azYPHJATD
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeAnxiety & depression from coronavirus is disproportionately affecting young adults, women & the poor, US Census fin… https://t.co/lmAKzZyg3PThis White House press briefing is brought to you by whataboutism.
5/26
2020

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