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Jonathan Chait @jonathanchait Washington, D.C.

Writer for New York magazine. Tweets with links are intended as prompts to read the linked story, not self-contained arguments substituting for the linked story

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Trump can't understand why hospitals need way more masks now than before the coronavirus https://t.co/KvPNqvH0Kohttps://t.co/KvPNqvH0Ko
3/30
2020
Yamiche and Trump https://t.co/LlrLapzVQx
Retweeted by Jonathan ChaitIt sounded better in the original French. https://t.co/499NU86Ric @Yamiche Now after Trump attacks her, refuses to answer question, they cut her mic and seize it from her hands.Trump bullying @Yamiche, who, as always, is showing incredible poise.Trump says many people didn't know there were 151 countries in the world, apparently believed there were far fewer.Trump, describing stimulus bill, calls Democrats "our opponents" @mckaycoppins @morningmoneyben that's pretty much what happened to the US in WWI. So, just wait 20 years, she'll be backTrump got a very small rally around the flag bump, and he is doing everything in his power to squander it https://t.co/t5GIplKRylTrump’s egomaniacal coronavirus response is shaped by the 3 men that defined his worldview. FRED TRUMP (cruelty), R… https://t.co/8ejvutMubk
Retweeted by Jonathan ChaitWhen you’re so desperate for praise that you retweet someone who applauds you for rejecting a “horrid idea” THAT WA… https://t.co/HFBpfpLQNb
Retweeted by Jonathan ChaitTrump is enjoying a small rally around the flag bounce, but his strategy of blaming everybody else is not going to… https://t.co/EndpnYNPiohttps://t.co/t5GIplKRylAmazing detail from NYT's deep dive on Trump's epic testing fiasco: HHS chief Azar *actively downgraded* his warni… https://t.co/4c10Qn7mZ7
Retweeted by Jonathan Chait @SWGoldman Recipe?The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra delivers Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy' with 19 musicians playing their parts from t… https://t.co/cDvWooCyEG
Retweeted by Jonathan ChaitIt’s at that point... last time I cut my own hair was when I was in west quad at @UMich... #stayathome https://t.co/JU4GRHzq7D
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3/29
2020
@yeselson I think he is arguing for that, at least implicitly. @AdamSerwer @yeselson @RonBrownstein https://t.co/eS7wWV2J9UI've been hoping this for a while. By the end of spring, there could well be effective treatments, dramatically cut… https://t.co/Rpu73YEKOjI wrote this piece a couple days ago. I think it is holding up well. Blue America can't trust Trump to value its sa… https://t.co/glInJYsiPuThe president knows his quote yesterday about wanting states to be appreciative of the feds, with implication that’… https://t.co/gB6u9BXnog
Retweeted by Jonathan ChaitWhen it comes to shifting to all vote-by-mail, there are *huge* potential turnout differences between: 1) forcing… https://t.co/FCNBrYYnbE
Retweeted by Jonathan Chait*asteroid approaches* SCIENTISTS: If we don't stop this, it will destroy Earth. PEOPLE: Oh no. How many people ha… https://t.co/pKviGL3G59
Retweeted by Jonathan ChaitDemocratic campaign promises a year ago: We will give you Medicare for all, job guarantee, free college, clean ener… https://t.co/9rsrc28AHuTrump is using his amoral, transactional politics to make life and death decisions. https://t.co/lN3a8wfba5
3/28
2020
@JeffreyToobin @CNN Your parents were right, you should have gone to medical school insteadCall me crazy, but I think if he was going to rise above pettiness we'd see some sign of that ability by now. https://t.co/IglEV2qc0k
Retweeted by Jonathan Chait @jessezwick Well, Jesse, you're using Twitter, and you're NOT using the Defense Production Act, so physician, heal thyself @nprAudie mazel tov! @MartinMartinez_ @dandrezner too late, Drezner, he's grown into the jobI'm a Dylan fan but... that new song sounds like it was written and performed by Adam SandlerInvoke "P"! https://t.co/xWqTq7W9nVWhen the party decides to distract from the leader's failings by whipping up xenophobia, but the leader is too dist… https://t.co/hzNATRhSZa"We've always been at war with Eastasia. Eastasia... is doing a really tremendous job" https://t.co/8DnQo5VAIghttps://t.co/8DnQo5VAIgNow is the time for the house of medicine to speak with a one voice. @CMSSmed 40+ specialty societies with more tha… https://t.co/ATszsHCcXL
Retweeted by Jonathan ChaitHospitals are starting to go into triage mode, and Trump is concerned about having TOO MANY VENTILATORS https://t.co/a1o3P3GsC7Bernie thinks the establishment or a fluke made him lose. Democratic voters got what they wanted. https://t.co/IEVAoct8JFTrump isn't racing to get more ventilators, and he told us why: He doesn't think hospitals really need them https://t.co/a1o3P3Y40HMe telling my gran over the phone that Boris has corona virus https://t.co/2yYyloCyiG
Retweeted by Jonathan ChaitTrump baffled why hospitals say they need so many ventilators now when they used to have just a couple https://t.co/a1o3P3Y40HSoutheast Michigan has one of the widest coronavirus outbreaks of any city. America's finest health care reporter,… https://t.co/ZrmaWIlpYnThe comments by Dr. Birx tonight were really disturbing. Here's why: https://t.co/6o7rWYix4T
Retweeted by Jonathan ChaitYesterday I wrote about Trump's obvious, professed indifference to people living in blue states...… https://t.co/tZZFenwYve @jbouie Exactly: https://t.co/lN3a8vXzLvTrump doesn't think the ventilators states are begging for are needed, and his administration is haggling over the… https://t.co/HdKC5jUMnxhttps://t.co/a1o3P3GsC7 @maggieNYT I'm confused why they couldn't just hire everybody.
3/27
2020
Trump just promised that every restaurant that has closed or will close the next few weeks will be back. I'm guessi… https://t.co/5OGrAWFZcBIf I was allowed to name Henninger's column, i would definitely call it "Wonderland." But I realize Henninger is de… https://t.co/KgNcHcE7AqI have no idea how they came up with it, but "Wonderland" is definitely the best name for any of the WSJ columns https://t.co/u8IbpkBJFw @yeselson I think this exchange can be accurately summarized as Sanders being asked how to avoid Italy's fate with… https://t.co/2bRZJiu2Jp @yeselson Biden's reply: https://t.co/bhhKSAf3MW @yeselson Tapper: "what would you do to make sure every sick American is able to get treatment so the US does not s… https://t.co/LFwWpD6O6q @yeselson I think Biden's argument re: Italy was that universal coverage per se is not enough to prevent a pandemic crisis.1. This right wing media meme that Neil Ferguson "walked back" the Imperial College report's findings in Britain ar… https://t.co/AYH7eshmCc
Retweeted by Jonathan ChaitWhen I was a kid and the Globetrotters came to our town, my friends and I gathered around one basket. A loose ball… https://t.co/G3qNkyk0WS
Retweeted by Jonathan ChaitIt's wasn't a conspiracy or a fluke. The voters didn't want a revolution. https://t.co/IEVAocbxS7https://t.co/IEVAocbxS7 @EricLevitz @realaxelfoley a porn STAR, no -- but he has a lot of potential and a growing fan base so... @dhchait @umhoops Godfather Godfather, Part II Goodfellas @umhoops trilogy? @mattyglesias FYI, Obama pointedly refused to support suspending the gas tax https://t.co/OhBDmIhTtH @sullydish lol @dhchait Today's special is the special of the day. Only paying customers may order.NEW: Who wants data? I got some new data from real time temperature readings. Not perfect but it tells us what’s happening. Here goes. 1/
Retweeted by Jonathan ChaitThis is the bottom line conclusion of a terrific thread. https://t.co/94NxVtkrSGThis is Kious Kelly, he was an assistant nursing manager at Mount Sinai West in New York. His colleagues tell me… https://t.co/2YBPIDwpCJ
Retweeted by Jonathan ChaitThe electoral college plus a totally amoral president is a dangerous combination https://t.co/lN3a8vXzLvWhat happens when a president who treats half the country as an enemy has to decide which parts to save first? https://t.co/lN3a8vXzLvReally interesting @dwallacewells essay on why coronavirus alarmism did not break through early https://t.co/2JjOiKHCZAAt times like this, the people need to see the First Family. Thanks BBC. https://t.co/oiXcfGHVf8
Retweeted by Jonathan ChaitVery nice thread on utility of masks, why wearing one is an act of kindness to others, and on the Czech case. https://t.co/VEw2Yg3zzM
Retweeted by Jonathan Chait @jbendery isn't the difference whether you can go to other people's homes?What happens when Trump chooses between saving the part of the country he likes and the part he sees as his enemy? https://t.co/lN3a8wfba5
3/26
2020
Apparently, that ad drew blood https://t.co/QDx9l7ePTkIn particular, a lot of the objections seem to assume this is a permanent program, but it is very temporary. Rick S… https://t.co/sDfCqBvvwK
Retweeted by Jonathan ChaitThe Biden Derangement Syndrome has really taken off amongst an opposing campaign’s surrogate. It literally says it’… https://t.co/eSfsuoSXAg
Retweeted by Jonathan ChaitWhen you're a star, they let you do it https://t.co/bAxsa9MBD0Trump on delaying the Olympics: "It's probably the first time maybe ever or certainly in a long time that it was on… https://t.co/YIJYyUiU4u
Retweeted by Jonathan ChaitPresident suggests that his heavy recent meeting schedule is preventing him from engaging in stupidity https://t.co/42vIyTcl4VTrump has never even pretended to care about the half of America that voted for Hillary Clinton. Now he's making li… https://t.co/uzuQhShRO1It's an incredibly great magazine. I was telling people that before I even worked here, and it's more true now. It'… https://t.co/YQkmkYv8J4 @mattyglesias Click the link to find out. We work for the same media company now! You stand to gain!Trump broadcasts his hatred for blue states. Now he holds their lives in his hands. Will he make neutral decisions? https://t.co/lN3a8wfba5https://t.co/lN3a8wfba5“He brought back one person... and it was his son. So it was biased.” OMG, this dude does a dead-on Trump. https://t.co/X5uLx4ORey
Retweeted by Jonathan ChaitIn case you are wondering how parenting twins is going... https://t.co/P0pRCUS8Sf
Retweeted by Jonathan ChaitA good-faith sociopath would say “some of us,” not “some of them.” Kovacevich fails even that test. https://t.co/qLdlQlQLif
Retweeted by Jonathan Chait @sullivanamy the whole series is a political allegory, right?This might be my favorite Trump scare quote usage ever https://t.co/WI4WssFcZ1Normally I'll defend congressional recess. This is nuts. They may need to act quickly at any moment. They need over… https://t.co/H9rDFcs2W5
Retweeted by Jonathan ChaitNote to junk insurance marketers: @CitizenCohn is probably not an ideal target for your pitch https://t.co/Hde1SvJ6BO @CitizenCohn https://t.co/R9ApNpBLeZ @MRogers097 Trust but verify.A week ago, New York state had 87 detected coronavirus cases per 1m citizens Here's where a lot of Southern states… https://t.co/MDmMeKpihZ
Retweeted by Jonathan ChaitCan Trump actually just reopen everything on his own? https://t.co/cmJJFjckFi @mattyglesias huh. I wasn't making a point about that ad so much as trying to say the election will be a referendum… https://t.co/VYTuWyLEug
3/25
2020

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