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Harvard Kennedy School Professor, former American Diplomat and loyal member Red Sox Nation

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Joined Twitter 11/25/12


In 2018, the average American household brought in about $75,000 and paid $8,000 in taxes - so, more than 10 times… https://t.co/h32Sbac7yt
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsPresident Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes the year he was elected president. He paid another $750 in 2017.… https://t.co/FgwToMBeY2
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9/28
2020
RT if you pay more in taxes than the President of the United States and are not a ‘billionaire’
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsWatch @ElissaSlotkin, a truly bright light in US politics, deliver this powerful rebuke to her @GOP challenger. In… https://t.co/5qBmhD5U10
Retweeted by Nicholas Burns"The guy is nuts,” Jim Baker told us as we talked about Trump. “He’s crazy. I will not endorse him.” Inside Baker's… https://t.co/Y5MYgl0m9g
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsI am Catholic. This claim that Democrats despise Catholics is ludicrous. By the way, I am voting for someone who… https://t.co/6hJPSlu8V7“The responsible vote is for Joe Biden. It’s a vote for decency. A vote for the rule of law. And a vote for honest… https://t.co/W6PKxwPfvo
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsSpeak German? Want an hour-long in-depth look on what’s at stake in the US elections? Our Exec Director, @Cluverc d… https://t.co/gRG8FYzHLL
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsWe should not let this pass or say it’s Trump being Trump. It’s simply unacceptable behavior by a President. The… https://t.co/uIHnEl2wOG
9/27
2020
At this moment, we're facing both the worst public health crisis of our lifetime and the existential threat of clim… https://t.co/PfPvaYJRmV
Retweeted by Nicholas Burns"You cannot describe Donald Trump as a supporter of NATO — he is its chief critic." - @RNicholasBurns tells… https://t.co/I0oVChliD7
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsJudge Barrett's impressive qualifications & personal story don't change 2 facts: 1) the absurdity of jamming the no… https://t.co/OmpuXgfjvt
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsImportant poll by @ChicagoCouncil: Americans are not inward looking. Despite Trump's nationalist unilateralism, Ame… https://t.co/I4jUZzreWp
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsAdamsville, Rhode Island on a beautiful autumn day. https://t.co/bovFJBeb5UOur Republican Governor, Charlie Baker, spoke for many of us in excoriating Pres. Trump’s failure to commit to resp… https://t.co/3LsuOxHi9nHere’s the full @JoeBiden statement on the pro-democracy movement in Belarus. https://t.co/2EroGozPBd
Retweeted by Nicholas Burns“He’s our best bid for salvation.” ⁦@JoeBiden⁩ via @NYTOpinion https://t.co/su9qqdwdTtTruly one of the most important American contributions to #Greece—The archaeologists and scholars of The American S… https://t.co/bcrj6jyNTbBoston @celticsThe media must do a better job on this race. For example, instead of asking why Biden isn’t doing rallies, they sh… https://t.co/FvooBhEiKw
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsIn the first episode of the new season of Brussels Sprouts, @RNicholasBurns joins @AKendallTaylor and @jteurope to… https://t.co/yhp9hjX7vN
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9/26
2020
Delighted to be taking part in this commemoration of Frederick Douglass’s visit to Ireland in 1845. Ireland was the… https://t.co/6WVEa5Bi2S
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsToday, Justice Ginsburg made history one last time — and I was grateful to be there to pay my respects. May her mem… https://t.co/OB8Gd7LMVY
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsLess than 6 % of the 1 mill. Americans in Canada who are eligible to vote in US elections actually do so. If more t… https://t.co/29l9gFHHlH
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsIn the middle of a global pandemic, President Trump is trying to get the U.S. Supreme Court to eliminate Obamacare… https://t.co/PWpWPbxH2P
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsPlease watch this. It is powerful. It is the essence of our democracy. The peaceful transfer of power. https://t.co/7C2B95Qvmb#BrusselsSproutspodcast is back! @jteurope and I kicked off our new season with a fantastic discussion on the state… https://t.co/B0XEh4Qs6w
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsI trust @rosenbergerlm and @AmbDanFried on this issue. Let’s not fall for an obvious ploy by Putin to interfere in… https://t.co/chrtvIIXWpWe’ve entered unchartered territory when the White House repudiates—falsely and unjustly—the FBI Director on an iss… https://t.co/iykh3jDLdESvetlana Tikhanovskaya, the Belarusian opposition leader who was forced to flee to Lithuania, went to Brussels Mond… https://t.co/vSWwML2tSA
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsDefeated candidate Stephen Douglas held Abraham Lincoln’s hat while the new President gave his inaugural address, M… https://t.co/OE9jD3Apri
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsThe Trump Administration says "the entire ACA must fall." They are arguing to strip millions of Americans of healt… https://t.co/WSHUzfOyxP
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsI am so proud to be among this amazing group of patriots who so care about our country. https://t.co/qphTiTlBtF
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9/25
2020
Join us next week as we host 🇮🇪 Foreign and Defense Minister @simoncoveney in discussion with @RNicholasBurns about… https://t.co/EkgkgmpKio
Retweeted by Nicholas Burns“It is a strategy designed not to win an election but to invalidate its results and hold on to power through fraud.”https://t.co/PuR97cdLJW
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsJefferson defeats Adams in 1800, setting up first peaceful power transition in America. This is fundamental, and w… https://t.co/gHL9NqmBe4
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsHoover and FDR share lap robe on way to Roosevelt’s inauguration, March 1933: #Getty https://t.co/CLUoxTIXrf
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsDefeated Jimmy Carter and President-elect Ronald Reagan on way to Reagan inaugural, January 1981:… https://t.co/Ti7yxgzEHT
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsThe peaceful transfer of power is enshrined in our Constitution and fundamental to the survival of our Republic. Am… https://t.co/cLPtRoV8Ei
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsNew: The US Senate, by unanimous consent, passed a resolution reaffirming the commitment to "the orderly and peaceful transfer of power"
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsJoin us tomorrow at 2 PM ET for a timely discussion on the future of American foreign relations & global influence… https://t.co/Ng9hge304T
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsAmerica will start to reclaim our global credibility when we vote @realDonaldTrump out of office. @JoeBiden will m… https://t.co/eFjQgD0RzrNEW: FBI Director Christopher Wray says the agency has "not seen, historically, any kind of coordinated national vo… https://t.co/LHmCZcguf6
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsI remember that day in the White House when President Clinton succeeded President Bush 41. There was calm, respect… https://t.co/abiR8HPHgWThroughout America’s history, the peaceful transition of power has been a hallmark of our democracy. This year, bo… https://t.co/FJkVYLtejs
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsChristopher Wray: FBI has not seen evidence of national voter fraud effort by mail https://t.co/WqWDdrbvii
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsTODAY at 2 PM ET, join us for a talk with Ambassador @RNicholasBurns, former Under Secretary of State for Political… https://t.co/t7kyE1ReD8
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsWe need the leadership of @JoeBiden to right our ship of state. https://t.co/YWzGGveCIYGlad lots of ex-State Department names are here: @AmbKennedy_ret @GregDelawie @RNicholasBurns @ARVershbow & others.… https://t.co/oTuBqieNi5
Retweeted by Nicholas Burns489 national security leaders stand up for @JoeBiden. Proud to be one of them. The future of our country is at st… https://t.co/mBUIzPj0b3Diplomacy is the key in reducing tensions between #Greece and Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean. Important that… https://t.co/MIxEP8lS5qProud to be one of the 489 former National Security officials who believe @joe Biden should be our President. We a… https://t.co/uQMNeQhgm2“Conflict between our NATO Allies Turkey and Greece only benefits common adversaries who seek to sow division and T… https://t.co/VahPZo1PKv
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsThe comments by President Trump tonight are as dangerous as they are undemocratic. They are unprecedented in our hi… https://t.co/ybsMQPG4QE
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsFrom defending the peaceful transfer of power to urging no violence on the streets, Joe Biden is the law and order candidate in 2020.
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsA dangerous moment for all Americans when the President casts doubt on whether he will accept the results of an ele… https://t.co/3KoQBg3C4cThis week, we’ve had the president refusing to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, the president celebrating st… https://t.co/iZZhvlyFAC
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9/24
2020
The president refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. Next week, Republicans will praise Donald Trump's… https://t.co/zcp1fiVMyh
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsAn American president celebrates a mob assault on an American journalist. And he claims to be the law-and-order can… https://t.co/bccQULOeMv
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsDemocrats’ anti-Catholic bias is evident — their 2020 presidential nominee is Catholic; their 2016, 2012, and 2008… https://t.co/aZmz2NeApu
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsSo grateful for the opportunity to pay my respects to one of my, and America’s, greatest heroes. https://t.co/Ui5UUfJhKR
Retweeted by Nicholas Burns120 (!) of her former law clerks lined the steps of the Supreme Court - just a remarkably moving show of respect. https://t.co/UPSBj6toUz
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsNew USG sanctions against Putin agent and funder of Kremlin initiatives Yevgeniy Prigozhin and his network. Targets… https://t.co/25NvZJsEJ2
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsSomething so refreshing hearing from extraordinary foreign policy leaders like @SamanthaJPower @RNicholasBurns and… https://t.co/KUw4pq4DyW
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9/23
2020
"I speak of peace, therefore, as the necessary rational end of rational men. I realize that the pursuit of peace is… https://t.co/hz6QXVSC2k
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsImagine if the entire city of Akron, Ohio, were simply wiped out. That's the equivalent of the 200,000 lives lost t… https://t.co/3AxjmHYH8M
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsA great and deserved honor for @Farah_Pandith. Congratulations from your friends at @harvard Kennedy School. https://t.co/MhZ0g5BvPt
9/22
2020
On Oct. 1, ASG member and former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley will speak with current NSA… https://t.co/BAuOoGJ2U1
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsThe fact that Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be the first woman and also the first Jew to lie in state at the US Capitol… https://t.co/fOxsHcMolc
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsIn a timely read on how the coronavirus crisis affects America's international image, @RNicholasBurns offered three… https://t.co/ed1RRhaxRa
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsPlease join @AmbPower44, @RNicholasBurns and @RepGregoryMeeks for a Virtual Conversation on "Rebuilding the Transa… https://t.co/A2x1QENwu1
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsIf the Trump Administration had remained faithful to the Iran Nuclear Deal, Iran’s plutonium and uranium enrichment… https://t.co/kr5xyRqg6gI’m sure it won’t upset Ginsburg’s grieving family at all that her dying wish as dictated to her granddaughter is n… https://t.co/ObWO131zDA
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsJust when you think it can't get worse: https://t.co/SATGIEbcj0
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9/21
2020
Actually, it was NATO’s intervention in 1999 that stopped the killing. And it is NATO’s continued presence there ev… https://t.co/7XmkGlJwi2
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsA travesty that the Trump Administration has abandoned the UK, Germany and France on the Iran nuclear issue. U.S.… https://t.co/ydNyzUojQ5Very haunting listening now to the bells at Washington National Cathedral tolling for the 200,000 killed by the cor… https://t.co/rOGzGw0dkD
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsASG Executive Director & former U.S. Amb. to @NATO @RNicholasBurns tells @mfullilove in this @LowyInstitute podcast… https://t.co/9sj4v85jAd
Retweeted by Nicholas Burns"He is an authoritarian personality ... he admires the power that these people have, and he's playing up to them."… https://t.co/gmpuV7fo8p
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsIn all of my years covering wars and authoritarian leaders around the world and even with their disdain for a free… https://t.co/ASxCWbV6BL
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsRuth Bader Ginsburg was an inspiration to so many, including to me. She was my neighbor in Washington DC, a fellow… https://t.co/Wq8m6X1BHa
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9/20
2020
Let me be clear: The voters should pick a President, and that President should select a successor to Justice Ginsburg.
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsWe have lost one of the most extraordinary Justices ever to serve on the Supreme Court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life… https://t.co/Ca8GEO0NQe
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsFmr. President Carter on the death of Justice Ginsburg: "A powerful legal mind and a staunch advocate for gender eq… https://t.co/bNgyksiyz2
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a warrior for justice, a shield for the oppressed, and a titan of American jurispru… https://t.co/dDkfE1A3Og
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsBreaking News: Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. The second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, she had powerful opini… https://t.co/76GhhbzaPk
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsJustice Ginsburg paved the way for so many women, including me. There will never be another like her. Thank you RBG.
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9/19
2020
"Justice, justice you shall pursue," was the biblical passage she placed at her chambers in the court. Justice, justice she pursued.
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsRuth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87. The Supreme Court justice was a legal pioneer for gender equality. https://t.co/i9CxhqIoTq
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsA trailblazer for women, a leader, distinguished Justice. RIP. https://t.co/tMAPjDl0NZ"In these difficult days in the life of our country...there is one thing that we all can do. And that is to demonst… https://t.co/FMwt73bVTw
Retweeted by Nicholas Burns'China is going to be a much more powerful competitor than the Soviet Union ever was, because of China's economic p… https://t.co/BKQPJ836S6
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsAmbassador @RNicholasBurns is @mfullilove's latest guest on The Director's Chair. Burns is one of the leading Amer… https://t.co/mD3S68jWt4
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsTrump: “a leader who has long seemed to view himself more as the President of Red America than the United States o… https://t.co/ZCnyVeARwfThe statements by ⁦@JoeBiden⁩ and ⁦@SpeakerPelosi⁩ are unequivocal—they will defend Ireland and the Good Friday… https://t.co/XUEqmplj1ZPresidents Clinton, Bush and Obama spoke at the dedications of the FDR, WWII and MLK memorials respectively when th… https://t.co/YV8j53QhmL
Retweeted by Nicholas Burns“I’m not going to be a Democratic president, I’m going to be America’s president.“ @JoeBiden
Retweeted by Nicholas BurnsPlease watch Olivia Troye, lifelong Republican, say why Trump is unfit to be President and why she is voting for… https://t.co/DRRGHy7UvC
9/18
2020
In the latest episode of The Director's Chair, @mfullilove's guest is @RNicholasBurns Ambassador Burns is one of t… https://t.co/ROBJe1nMgY
Retweeted by Nicholas Burns—>> FBI Director Wray says US sees “very active” Russian efforts to interfere in the 2020 election, saying its goal… https://t.co/O0cP0BTjBM
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9/17
2020

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