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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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Elections are about the future, and the choice between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris offers an enormous contrast in… https://t.co/QNHTIt20jtThe largest death rate in Europe and now the deepest recession in Europe. Why @BorisJohnson ? https://t.co/Z6qPSjIb0L
Retweeted by Ben RhodesOn Episode 1 of Missing America, Susan talks about what Make America Great Again is really about: https://t.co/iFjpbRcfOMThis is a smart, inspiring podcast with a brilliant host who knows his shit, and guests who will make you hopeful a… https://t.co/AbOJkJEt5t
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8/12
2020
My argument that Democrats should not be defensive in their foreign policy and progressives around the world need t… https://t.co/Zbk25BjxQBBiden-Harris - let's do this. https://t.co/a9Mvk2eR19Cool now do the actual dates they were in office. The Dow was up 149% under Obama/Biden, it’s up 40% under Trump, a… https://t.co/SZsB4xM643
Retweeted by Ben RhodesEbola vs COVID response. The collapse of US leadership under Trump. The connection between BLM and what America sta… https://t.co/u2QLHUxnPhNew #MissingAmerica: COVID-19 exposed the fatal consequences of Trump’s “America First” policies. @brhodes talks to… https://t.co/oiVypT15K3
Retweeted by Ben RhodesEp 1 of Missing America drops tomorrow with @AmbassadorRice on BLM and US leadership, @SamanthaJPower on Ebola and… https://t.co/Htn3u3Zzzg
Retweeted by Ben RhodesThis is what happens when governments think a free press is “the enemy of the state”. Don’t look away. It could hap… https://t.co/YEBqH0s0gH @Halfastorian And Poland. @SheldonL436 It's the same playbook, the same people. If you want to stop it here, you have to care about it everywhere.Americans have to recognize that the fight against Lukashenko in Belarus is our fight. He is part of the same trend… https://t.co/l4ax0ZSF5jAll of these autocrats would destroy their own countries to hold power - which is why they need to go. All of them. https://t.co/F8KvZP7oYx @icantbreathe65 @AmbassadorRice @SamanthaJPower @ChrisMurphyCT @DavidLammy @ZarlashtH Thanks Diane!Ep 1 of Missing America drops tomorrow with @AmbassadorRice on BLM and US leadership, @SamanthaJPower on Ebola and… https://t.co/Htn3u3Zzzg
8/11
2020
The cognitive decline argument really kicking into another gear. https://t.co/ntDLiSDEiTThis is not what happened. https://t.co/t5pGeIXKWTGettysburg would be the correct historical echo. https://t.co/G7iYGOICsqPeople are fed up with corrupt autocrats who cloak their self interest in nationalism. That's not going away - not… https://t.co/lD9kL3l9tDThere is a very short distance in the GOP from Elliott Abrams to Donald Trump - a shared sense of impunity and lack… https://t.co/8Os04I0M5D"Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. Bu… https://t.co/thLZ4LFY7fIn order to own the libs, Trump voters elected a moronic despot who got college football cancelled. https://t.co/sUH5agXDjk
8/10
2020
His job is literally to be in those conversations. Trump has spent four years building a government of sycophants,… https://t.co/EOBR2hDeWbTrump is trying to steal the election out in the open and the political-media discussion about it sounds like a deb… https://t.co/rH3oSz9pJo
8/9
2020
Donald Trump just unilaterally cut Social Security and your unemployment benefits.
Retweeted by Ben Rhodes"Does anybody talk about Dick Cheney’s foul mouth? Or does that in any way define him as the vice president of the… https://t.co/btVWssxPSf
Retweeted by Ben RhodesOther countries have authoritarians but none as stupid and unserious as a guy who proposes his loathed predecessor’… https://t.co/APAKRnjQyDThis is....Obamacare. It’s already the law, which Trump tried to repeal and is suing to dismantle. https://t.co/b6Mg4IHBuy
8/8
2020
Like 2016 except this time everything is out in the open bc Senate Republicans ensured there are no consequences. https://t.co/LIXUHyLcgwThis is exactly right. Plus Joe Biden never did anything like this when multiple candidates were being vetted in 08. https://t.co/IGwxKi3w9fChina and Iran are saying mean things about Trump. Russia is funneling dirt on Biden to Republicans, who are eager… https://t.co/psnmG7IVh7
Retweeted by Ben RhodesChina regularly engages in anti-US propaganda and disinformation. That's very different than a systematic, multi-fa… https://t.co/i8NDJzv4oCIf Trump is calling it a hoax why on earth would the Russians listen to Pompeo or any other US official. This is pr… https://t.co/f6UjyHp982Trump on Hong Kong in July and August of last year: "That’s between Hong Kong and that’s between China, because Ho… https://t.co/bQ4cBzEk7N
Retweeted by Ben RhodesEpic groundswell of grassroots energy to be ruled by Bill Barr in McLean https://t.co/gPE7X454v0Imagine what Republicans would say if Obama was President and we had 22 percent of the world’s deaths from a pandem… https://t.co/QHid21xPhBOn Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, Ben Rhodes says, "He literally withdrew the United States from the rest of… https://t.co/Kx3zaZcbZ5
Retweeted by Ben RhodesLike the Republican Party, the NRA has overplayed it’s hand for years leading to the deaths of many Americans. Go a… https://t.co/TCl8vd6npdTrump's entire response to COVID is to spread conspiracy theories about its origins. As usual under Trump, American… https://t.co/Ku2baAmVHKTrump - and a lot of powerful Americans - embrace a leader who murdered a Washington Post journalist and is trying… https://t.co/Lc7yMin6Mk
8/7
2020
This is disinformation. https://t.co/AJ61FcIWr2His number one promise was that Mexico would pay for a wall https://t.co/IIhQGNACYiOne irony of the Trump presidency is that it's been such an apocalyptic failure and criminal enterprise that it's g… https://t.co/xo4fRHd8a4 @mattduss You must be forgetting...wait there's nothing you're forgetting.Mark Zuckerberg doesn't care if his platform destroys democracy, so long as he is making profits. And he acts like… https://t.co/vLdq2ENABsI will never forget the commitment to reconciliation and peace that I encountered in Hiroshima in 2016. The memory… https://t.co/GIjlRF1wy5
Retweeted by Ben RhodesFew human beings have done more to advance the Iranian nuclear program than Brian Hook. It was rolled back when he… https://t.co/QGdS7w1zayThis makes no sense unless you’ve consumed about a million hours of Fox News propaganda and deranged online conspir… https://t.co/Lp0QoE6Pvx
8/6
2020
A decade of Republican efforts to kill Obamacare have one thing in common: they fail because they aim to hurt Ameri… https://t.co/G49t0J4GCAJust a Republican operative trying to get Kanye West on the ballot. What a disgusting dirty trick that shows no res… https://t.co/t9tH3rbWJN
8/5
2020
Maybe best not to speculate about a tremendous explosion in a city that has a recent history of civil and proxy war… https://t.co/Nwib2IG0EQTonight people in Beirut are going to sleep in shattered homes, during a deadly pandemic, with a collapsing economy… https://t.co/OzjzsdXPrC
Retweeted by Ben RhodesThis isn't that complicated, people. There is a fire and a secondary explosion. There are literally none of the phe… https://t.co/YQibWiUJ4m
Retweeted by Ben Rhodes @jwcglaser Allow me to introduce you all to the naval base at Guantanamo Bay.Lebanon was already hurting before this. Even with COVID, I hope other countries step up to help in a big wayWhatever is happening in Beirut, the people there have suffered far more than anyone should.No other politician in my lifetime would get away with bullshit like "many people are saying" or "everyone knows" w… https://t.co/Wv1Fo7wJeOPeople are not happy about the catastrophically inept response to a pandemic and economic depression https://t.co/GLBuzLLKMrHugh Hewitt wrote "the case for Trump." I did a close read. https://t.co/dHPazHvtGi
Retweeted by Ben RhodesThe Wallace and Swan interviews are great, but also raise the inevitable question of why it's taken a decade for Tr… https://t.co/DTKZEoJvLoNo. https://t.co/sCrXjHQf3QShowing up at the Edmund Pettus bridge will rank a bit higher to history than showing up for the Trump inaugural.These briefings are useless. Trump doesn’t allow any follow-ups, no reporters follow-up on their colleague’s unansw… https://t.co/LkElzn7UQv
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8/4
2020
Pompeo keeps hugging the Taliban and doing nothing about Russian bounties paid to the Taliban to target our troops. https://t.co/m5MmFUWDPmI’m very excited for this - not only because @brhodes is a gifted storyteller who talks about his own incredible ex… https://t.co/Dgoc5q8BAu
Retweeted by Ben RhodesThe old hits just don’t land like they used to amidst a pandemic, depression and authoritarianism. https://t.co/mpMr83kjR2What happens when the US stops leading the free world & starts trying to dismantle it? In MISSING AMERICA, out on 8… https://t.co/wPn546YHY7
Retweeted by Ben RhodesI have listened to most of this series and it’s amazing. @brhodes takes you around the world to learn how political… https://t.co/5QS3XfMP0F
Retweeted by Ben RhodesWe'll hear from essential global voices like @AmbassadorRice @DavidLammy @SamanthaJPower @RanaAyyub @ChrisMurphyCThttps://t.co/AzzLbHZDvpTrump's abandonment of US leadership has fueled authoritarianism and disorder everywhere. For two years, I talked t… https://t.co/7k9fA4FPKd
8/3
2020
Let this be the decade of throwing out the authoritarian creeps, one after another. Amazing images from Belarus https://t.co/nyQVFfFCjeThis would have been useful 5 months ago when Birx was telling us how Trump's business instincts were phenomenal in… https://t.co/lSzIAbyRty
8/2
2020
Ed Rendell has been the least helpful Democratic Surrogate for going on 15 years. https://t.co/UDu0EEVTai
Retweeted by Ben RhodesTrump is called a “populist” and today he is cutting a lifeline to 20 million unemployed Americans and announced he… https://t.co/qs52EesOOMThis will do nothing to diminish Chinese influence around the world and a lot to piss off Americans. What genius po… https://t.co/zHKBDZY9YLObama and Biden were on the ballot twice and won both times. https://t.co/Kxmp9X4l8K
8/1
2020
The US has zero credibility to speak up on issues like Hong Kong if our President is modeling authoritarian behavio… https://t.co/HTJQpllE3lNothing drives a trust-fund racist crazier than a self-made black man exposing their moral bankruptcy with a grace… https://t.co/oJu1s9n5sX
Retweeted by Ben RhodesKicking all Black NBA players out of the league is a pretty good metaphor for what kind of country America would be… https://t.co/yxZ0zrdzUF
7/31
2020
@JamesFallows Birx.Like the legacy of John Lewis, that eulogy should make anyone who cares about justice ready to run through a wallThe contrast between Obama calling to restore Voting Rights Act, end gerrymandering & eliminate filibuster and Trum… https://t.co/9TBjOoE8OU
Retweeted by Ben RhodesOne of the saddest things about American politics is how many people could see figures like John Lewis and Barack O… https://t.co/dnvYQTbg1lThe filibuster is a tool of structural racism. Get rid of it. It's time to stop playing by rules that work for the wrong people.When Republicans issue cut and paste statements about John Lewis, remember that they are attacking the most basic r… https://t.co/f2tU4ITXClAnyone tempted to quit on America should remember this line and what John Lewis did for this country. https://t.co/Br9TsQ98d6Remember having an actual President.https://t.co/wMxK4xQhoE
Retweeted by Ben RhodesTrump knows he will lose if people can vote. Republicans know they can’t control the House or Senate if people can… https://t.co/6Jyovm8dqRDonald Trump is literally conducting Russian foreign policy from the White House. https://t.co/bKYsOwqhwp
7/30
2020
Let's never forget that time when federal militia invaded an American city over the objection of local officials an… https://t.co/e6WSa7KpZPToday ⁦@brhodes⁩ and I talk about corrupt Trump Ambassadors gone wild, the case for choosing Susa Rice to be ⁦… https://t.co/VJ1Y0tWdBn
Retweeted by Ben RhodesThe pass that Lindsey Graham gets from DC media is emblematic of a lot of its broader failures. https://t.co/JvkUu18qXiThe multi-decade GOP addiction to defense spending and hollowing out of spending on health is why we're in this mes… https://t.co/ja9kERBGD8
7/29
2020
Nearly all of America’s progress has happened because people resisted peacefully. https://t.co/nIJTAmsQWYBill Barr and Stephen Miller will have special chapters in the history of America’s years of authoritarianism.Let's talk about Trump's tone. https://t.co/iyWqqmJ08N
Retweeted by Ben RhodesIn a striking new tone, President Trump acknowledged the challenge of COVID-19, called for unity, and prepared the… https://t.co/cXxDFJwldy
7/28
2020

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