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Ben Rhodes @brhodes Washington, DC

Pod Save The World, MSNBC, National Security Action, Author - The World As It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House

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Joined Twitter 1/14/17


Worth repeating - again and again - that the Coronavirus response has already suffered because of Trump's actions /… https://t.co/GJSyGRCKNRTRUMP: #Coronavirus is "very much under control" with no need to worry. CDC: Americans should prepare for "severe… https://t.co/UlKbpapHSZ
Retweeted by Ben RhodesOh my god it was a FAKE BREAK just to get us to watch more ads. The parties need to wrestle these debates back from… https://t.co/6e59dxZmLN
Retweeted by Ben RhodesThis whole frame assumes that the problem is ending wars instead of staying in themThere’s a potential pandemic so maybe ask the people who might be President about that.
Retweeted by Ben RhodesNothing on war, nuclear weapons, China, coronavirus, trade, climate change. But sure, sugary drinks. @TVietor08 @MikeBloomberg Heroic tweet.Donald Trump disarmed our ability to deal with a pandemic and is lying about it to try to calm markets. Can moderators maybe ask about that?Bloomberg bragging that he bought congressional seats is offensive. Those candidates ran hard and won.
2/26
2020
I don’t think people appreciate just how bad Donald Trump was during the Ebola outbreak of 2014. Here’s a short lis… https://t.co/2GQcc9RGf0
Retweeted by Ben RhodesThey care more about markets than people and ironically by doing so they are going to make it worse for both. https://t.co/sC8O0Mk7fYTrump has put no one in charge of Coronavirus. He is pushing cuts to the budgets of all the agencies that fight pa… https://t.co/O1nikju4dd
Retweeted by Ben RhodesThis should be the biggest story in the country. Low / no expectations for Trump doesn’t excuse it https://t.co/xMaZlcXsCHThe mother of all bailouts: President Trump's trade-related payments to American farmers now is > $28 billion + r… https://t.co/VFLjNN3Yba
Retweeted by Ben RhodesWe shouldn’t let Trump’s relentless incompetence and dishonesty obscure how absurd it is that he’s more concerned… https://t.co/DmAQP5KmdI
2/25
2020
The way to stop a market panic would have been to mobilize immediately and effectively a U.S.-led, multilateral int… https://t.co/eJ4Ep4b6n3Trump has repeatedly introduced budgets cutting funds for pandemic preparedness at the CDC and other agencies. https://t.co/p4THy8yrgBIt's also worth noting that Fidel publicly opposed Obama's visit to Havana (much like US hardliners).Since everyone suddenly wants to talk Cuba, what works as a matter of policy and politics is to support approaches… https://t.co/Hp7gfqikuSThis lavish praise for a government that compounded the crisis by not being transparent has not aged well, nor is t… https://t.co/5l8oRn2X6OFidel Castro is dead. Kim Jong Un is alive, murders and enslaves his people, and our President exchanges what he ca… https://t.co/QDHaTyksXwMen and women in white caps being brought in buses, some wearing Modi masks, including from neighbouring states; t… https://t.co/qkCyv1G06M
Retweeted by Ben RhodesThis is such a telling image. The wall that divides Trump from the real Gujarat. Such a shame https://t.co/TKo22bOMJx
Retweeted by Ben Rhodes @dmorey Exactly. @brianschatz This is right. Need WH leadership to move things faster and component parts include health and natsec… https://t.co/QNJxv8rlFGTrump has embraced Kim Jong Un, Putin and a litany of dictators (while acting like one himself). Strange to see com… https://t.co/q2aiQDK931Trump’s budget cuts $35 million from the Infectious Disease Rapid Response Reserve Fund and $25 million from the Pu… https://t.co/pmOhMNOZlK
Retweeted by Ben RhodesHard to overstate how much we are moving into a world in which Trump wants to make reality whatever he says it is -… https://t.co/nKy8Iy4p14This position was created based on the experience stamping out Ebola when it was clear that you needed one person t… https://t.co/K0ekHD1rpC
2/24
2020
What’s the point? https://t.co/uPUUUXFwEi @TVietor08 @Cirincione One thing I’d say: Bernie can be very funny and humor is effective in presidential politics.… https://t.co/HlU6DO7lFhThis could change, but it’s pretty clear that Mike Bloomberg’s presence in the race is making a Sanders nomination much more likely.
Retweeted by Ben RhodesOne under appreciated fact is how much the Bush presidency, Iraq and the financial crisis shattered people’s confid… https://t.co/LgHOb4HxXv
2/23
2020
It’s weird how a day or two after Trump purged the DNI leadership of intelligence professionals in favor of politic… https://t.co/AHgWYxM8kY
Retweeted by Ben Rhodes“By the end of the day, almost all of the roles created after 9/11 literally to prevent the next 9/11 will be eithe… https://t.co/mJXtBDRMps
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2/22
2020
This is what autocrats like Putin and Orban did to put television media under state control. https://t.co/dmtYuk7AYSKind of a rich irony that Bloomberg is spending a billion dollars to make it more likely that Bernie is the nominee. https://t.co/qKDXXlr3yDTrump installed Ric Grenell at DNI to help facilitate Russian interference in the 2020 election. That is the story.… https://t.co/oO47BXYczM
Retweeted by Ben RhodesAnd people wonder why Bernie is winning... https://t.co/tbDMwwnVUyWe count on the intelligence community to inform Congress of any threat of foreign interference in our elections.… https://t.co/vnK0aKbUu9
Retweeted by Ben RhodesTrump is literally running interference to help Russia intervene in our election on his behalf, using the enormous… https://t.co/UAR2hpOlVdWe are now in a full-blown national security crisis. By trying to prevent the flow of intelligence to Congress, Tru… https://t.co/EXg4yksS3O
Retweeted by Ben RhodesEven when there are no consequences Paul Ryan can be counted on to do the wrong thing. https://t.co/IS9JpB2e32Imagine if 6 years ago someone said we’d have a President who regularly attacks jurors on trials of his friend who… https://t.co/HBFr6YJJRzNo coincidence that Grenell is being brought on board (without Senate approval) to suppress facts that the American… https://t.co/umilLBG6dr
2/21
2020
Being a Democrat (in every sense of that word) should mean accepting that whoever gets the most delegates should be… https://t.co/IyhbuxmMTCThis is pure disinformation. https://t.co/29Smbria9wIt appears the President has selected an individual *without any intelligence experience* to serve as the leader of… https://t.co/dKaWtEBYJ5
Retweeted by Ben RhodesThis is just disgraceful. This clown ought to embarrass every Republican member of Congress who takes national secu… https://t.co/e5Yj8GS3py
Retweeted by Ben RhodesTrump has decided he doesn't need a Senate-confirmed Director of National Intelligence—and with hundreds of key pos… https://t.co/vK44pCSNT1
Retweeted by Ben RhodesThis should frighten you. Not just brazen politicization of intelligence, but also someone who is utterly incompete… https://t.co/J5uBYmjtd9
Retweeted by Ben RhodesGrenell in charge of our intelligence through the campaign is a truly terrifying thought. https://t.co/2yzkgPwYgE
2/20
2020
Imagine if Obama pardoned Rod.....never mindQuit. Otherwise this is meaningless distraction while Barr implements the evisceration of the equal administration… https://t.co/CGZiRFusAlHistory should never hang America’s authoritarian turn on Trump - the leadership of the GOP has been fully on board… https://t.co/UbxW0sAwUQ
2/19
2020
Trump establishing the post-truth reality that it’s not corruption if he says it’s not. Right out of the authoritar… https://t.co/ZPzexmlVXBThis toxic mix of cruelty, stupidity, and conspiracy theory is a cancer that Trump, the GOP and its propagandists h… https://t.co/J1oFjggNEiThings Obama did and Trump didn’t: - won over 50 percent of vote (twice) - rescue economy - initiate longest stretc… https://t.co/TpIou8p4c9
2/18
2020
@jonfavs You’re going to have to explain all of this to me one day.This is a person treated as some kind of notable thinker on the right. https://t.co/labs5CY9djIt’s strange. Based on his opeds and SFRC work, Rubio clearly yearns to be regarded as a global foreign policy thin… https://t.co/ZgnIjBd4fI
Retweeted by Ben RhodesAnd Wall Street regulation. And the Iran Deal. https://t.co/StqLha84P2
2/16
2020
I don’t understand anyone who has kids and chooses to pretend that this isn’t happening. https://t.co/NLVgukuRkrMichael Bloomberg supported the Iraq war, opposed the Iran deal + sided with Netanyahu over Obama. In other words,… https://t.co/aXssqUJ5lo
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2/14
2020
NEW: Ilhan Omar has a plan for progressive foreign policy; the US can stand for human rights but she also uniquely… https://t.co/axjfbMRoEX
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2/13
2020
As Trump feels liberated post-trial, remember these hopeful predictions: Sen Alexander: “My hope is that the pres… https://t.co/AMAUCLR1VI
Retweeted by Ben RhodesBe careful. Republicans may become “visibly upset” by being told the truth. https://t.co/W8DuaxIW2PThe New York Times embraced and promoted a lie with this story, giving comfort to an administration that is right n… https://t.co/GwKjnmwoDP
Retweeted by Ben RhodesAmazing window into GOP that freedom is more associated with low taxes for corporations than the constitutional dem… https://t.co/KnhWzf0rfxI remember basically every conservative either losing their mind or pretending to lose their mind because Bill Clin… https://t.co/t0IpXeDwW5
Retweeted by Ben RhodesThe rule of law in America now takes direction from Donald Trump’s twitter feed https://t.co/ACyiEkgo4gGlad we will have Michael Bennett’s voice in our politics for a long time. https://t.co/G2vmZOCUwVIt's far from the spotlight, in a news hurricane. But what Trump is threatening to do to Hmong Americans—including… https://t.co/5wo9uNw5yB
Retweeted by Ben RhodesI think people should be more worried about where we are on the spectrum of authoritarian transitions https://t.co/ypNUXr0Q4lDoes the Sanders campaign draft these tweets for the billionaires to make attacking him? https://t.co/HibDAGyiXmDemocrats would be insane to not reach out to Andrew Yang, learn from what he built and how he did it, and make him… https://t.co/JfSGAbi0MXAmerican democracy can’t afford Susan Collins teaching Trump any more lessons.
2/12
2020
Anyone who believes this hasn’t been paying attention. https://t.co/g7VxrzPYKnRemember when we were told Barr would be some stabilizing influence at DoJ? Just like we hear how Republican Senato… https://t.co/oDZZr3ibGC @jonfavs @jonathanchait Also wrote the speech on a laptop in the passenger seat of a car and in a hotel lobby.
2/11
2020
Despite these facts Trump is counting on credulous headlines that say “Trump pledges no cuts to social security and… https://t.co/HgU1HrbaGPMaybe we should pay attention to the fact that Trump consistently praises the efficiency of totalitarian systems. https://t.co/RKa7BbJtD6
2/10
2020
Really cleaning out the bottom of the culture war closet https://t.co/dyqqFPHOsfIt is striking that each decision Republicans make to enable Trump is taken as a passing, media-cycle political dra… https://t.co/LdDjSk00fyA war criminal is pardoned and paraded around as a hero. A war hero is perp walked out of the White House for testi… https://t.co/whxx61fuCA
Retweeted by Ben RhodesOld enough to remember when some media were credulous stenographers for The Narrative that Schiff made Republicans… https://t.co/a0nT6j3rtw
2/8
2020
Every single Republican who voted with Trump owns this along with everything else Trump is doing to debase our demo… https://t.co/zk5hyL7NNCTrump’s Cuba policy at work. https://t.co/MHZBXmrMacWhich offends GOP Senators more? Schiff quoting a Trump confidant who told CBS News "Republican senators have been… https://t.co/37RfxcHAuT
Retweeted by Ben RhodesThe only reason I appreciate Trump’s utter contempt for people in uniform is that it exposes all the Trump apologis… https://t.co/yAzzxMl03l
Retweeted by Ben RhodesWe live in a country where one political party supports an autocracy complete with public shamings of those who tel… https://t.co/VlEC75ycE1Trump’s consistent failure to achieve his stated objectives on his signature initiatives - Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, N… https://t.co/ob5SSNy3f0This reads like Chinese government propaganda. https://t.co/blb7jYSXwtEver wonder why Trump does what he does on the world stage? It’s pretty simple. https://t.co/0GYCep6TP4
Retweeted by Ben RhodesLooks like Susan Collins really taught Trump a lesson with that vote. https://t.co/zIogdE3dTiRepublican climate denial will go down in history as one of the most destructive and corrupt political decisions in… https://t.co/Vhyu8RemIs @mattduss Keep in mind that Myanmar was in the travel ban expansion, which makes it even more powerful to see these… https://t.co/5zfdI3kIB4Barr is legit scary. Now consider 4 more years of DOJ as an extension of Trump-Barr worldview of an all-powerful ex… https://t.co/PTaGDyxc6U
2/7
2020
Trump’s behavior at Prayer Breakfast just another reminder that he in no way resembles a normal President, which ma… https://t.co/o3CuzUnP3HJohn Bolton is going to sell a lot of books. He’s going to cash in after not telling the American people what he kn… https://t.co/ctcggmSByO
2/6
2020

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