Trump trashed dead US troops as “suckers,” “losers”

Listen to “Sherburne County Jail – Part II,” the latest episode of the hit podcast, American Refugee.

Demand law enforcement hold Trump and Barr accountable for the illegal suggestion that supporters to vote twice!


Top Stories for September 4:

New report says Trump called dead US veterans “suckers” and “losers”

A stunning new piece from the Atlantic revealed the president’s sociopathic indifference to the sacrifices of our armed forces.

Take Action: Demand an investigation into Trump for allowing Putin to pay Taliban fighters to kill US troops!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Fox News host calls out Kayleigh McEnany on air for Trump encouraging voting twice

The president’s press secretary offered up a laughable defense after Trump openly called on his supporters to commit voter fraud in November.

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Trump’s big lie about “law and order” exposed
Listen to how one Minnesota jail blows a hole in everything Trump claims about the laws of the land.

North Carolina Election Board issues sharp rebuke against Trump for telling his fans to vote twice
The president encouraged his followers to commit voter fraud and got a stern backlash.

NRA’s former No. 2 official calls for stricter gun control, describes “decades of fraud, corruption” inside lobby group
Wayne LaPierre’s former chief of staff accused the NRA of raising millions by cynically stoking fears of looming gun restrictions, then squandering that money on contracts, consultants and LaPierre’s “billionaire lifestyle.”

Take Action: Demand Congress FINALLY pass common sense protections from gun violence!

Russia is “amplifying” claims of mail-in voter fraud, intel bulletin warns
Russian actors are promoting allegations of widespread voter fraud, echoing a frequent and unfounded complaint raised by Trump.

Trump EPA sued over decision not to regulate chemical linked to fetal brain damage
The agency announced in June that it would not regulate the chemical perchlorate even though it estimated that up to 620,000 people could be drinking water contaminated with it.

Take Action: Sign the universal healthcare petition from Ady Barkan, the DNC hero and ALS patient who was defamed with a FAKE video from the House GOP leader.

Election year is here!

OD Action Partner: Say goodbye to Trump forever with gear that tells him how you really feel.

Trump went to Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, and Fred’s widow was none too happy
“I think he’s just a horrible person.”

Rochester mayor suspends seven officers involved in Daniel Prude’s death
Prude, a 41-year-old Black man, died of asphyxiation in March after police placed a hood over his head and pressed his face into the pavement for two minutes.

The US pandemic death toll is projected to reach 410,000 in the next four months
A new model often cited by top health officials raised its projections again, predicting an additional 224,000 Americans will perish by January 1st.


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Today’s Action: Tell your Governor how to support November’s election

Well, we’ve seen everything. After months of Trump and GOP cronies obstructing Democratic attempts to support safe and practical vote-by-mail procedures for November’s election by claiming it would produce rampant voter fraud…Trump is now urging his supporters in North Carolina to commit rampant voter fraud by voting twice this November.

Just so we’re clear: voting twice is a felony, but so is inducing someone else to do it. Anyway.

Most of us are in states that still need encouragement to provide us a safe way to vote once. So while Senate Republicans continue blocking federal support for election safety and the USPS, we need to focus on our governors.

Call or email your state’s Governor and ask them to implement the following policies to ensure a safe and smooth election this November:

  • Mail forms to all registered voters allowing them to request a mail-in ballot – or simply mail all voters their actual ballots.
  • Set up dedicated ballot drop boxes across your city and state, thereby reducing USPS mail volume near election day.
  • Ensure requirements for being a poll worker are as non-restrictive as possible, since election officials are predicting a big shortage this year as many current workers are vulnerable senior citizens.
  • Allow all ballots to be counted that are postmarked by November 3rd, rather than only those which arrive by November 3rd.
  • Begin counting as ballots are received, rather than waiting until election day.

Make the call to your Governor today – and keep calling until these policies are in place. 

The more we can do at the state level to support democracy, the less we need to rely on Trump and Mitch McConnell’s version of it for us. 

And please, though we’d love to do nearly anything we can to vote out Trump, do not follow our President’s advice by voting twice.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding law enforcement hold Trump and Barr accountable for the illegal suggestion that supporters to vote twice, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.