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34“The atmosphere of division my grandfather created in the Trump family is the water in which Donald has always swum, and division continues to benefit him at the expense of everybody else.... It's weakening our ability to be kind or believe in forgiveness, concepts that have never had any meaning for him ... Worse, Donald …understands nothing about history, constitutional principles, geopolitics, diplomacy (or anything else, really) ...” Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man - July 14, 2020 by Mary L. Trump Ph.D.
35“I also knew that the Mueller investigation was not a witch-hunt. Trump had cheated in the election, with Russian connivance ... because doing any thing and I mean anything- to 'win' has always been his business model and way of life. Trump had also continued to pursue a major real estate deal in Moscow during the campaign. He attempted to insinuate himself into the world of President Vladimir Putin and his coterie of corrupt billionaire oligarchs. I know because I personally ran that deal and kept Trump and his children closely informed of all updates, even as the candidate blatantly lied to the American people saying, 'There's no Russian collusion, I have no dealings with Russia ... there's no Russia.'” Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump - Sept. 8, 2020 by Michael CohenForeward
36“Under Donald Trump conflict of interest is passé. When Trump isn't in Washington, he stays at one of his properties, where the taxpayers pick up the tab for staffers, Secret Service, and so on, all at full price. And back in Washington, everyone now knows that the Trump International Hotel is the only place to stay if you want to do business with the administration. Meanwhile sons Donald Jr. and Eric run an eyes-wide-open blind trust of Trump holdings to avoid the appearance of conflict of interest--but not the reality.” It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America- 2018 by David Cay JohnstonDust jacket
37“Our thorough review of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s judicial record, scholarship, and public statements reveals an approach to religious freedom that threatens our basic ability to believe as we choose, without fear of discrimination or harm. We therefore take the unprecedented step of opposing her nomination to the Supreme Court.” The Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett: A Critical Threat to True Religious Freedom- Oct. 7, 2020 by Interfaith Alliance1
38“A new review of grant documents, first published on the dark web, provides a snapshot of how groups tied to Leonard Leo–the man who put Amy Barrett on President Trump’s list for the Supreme Court–have been secretly funded to file briefs with the Supreme Court to overturn U.S. laws, including the Affordable Care Act.”
“Billionare Charles Koch’s political arm, Americans for Prosperity, has announced that it will spend millions to push for the quick confirmation of Barrett to the Supreme Court. Koch has spent tens of millions through organizations he controls to attack the ACA over the past decade.”
Snapshot of Secret Funding of Amicus Briefs Tied to Leonard Leo - Federalist Society Leader, Promoter of Amy Barrett- October 9, 2020 by Lisa Graves
39“But my concern grew into alarm as the 2018 midterm elections approached and as President Trump's language crossed a line. I worried that someone would be killed by Trump followers who embraced his increasingly incendiary rhetoric about immigrants, Mexicans, Muslims, and critics. And in a single week, about ten days before the midterms, two separate terror attacks took place. One killed eleven people at worship in a synagogue. One failed but had targeted a dozen Trump critics with mail bombs. In both cases the perpetrators justified their actions by quoting Trump language.” Words on Fire: The Power of Incendiary Language and How to Confront It- June 30, 2020 by Helio Fred GarciaPreface
40“What does 'pride' really mean? The Greek word it translates is hubris, and pride doesn’t quite cover the range of the meaning of hubris. Vanity may well be part of hubris, but a more crucial sense of the word is terrible judgment, gross overconfidence, blindness, obtuseness, a failure to see what is staring you in the face—a failure to see it until it’s too late.
Hubris: not seeing what’s in front of your nose. Even as lawsuits and tell-all books have piled up, Trump has always seemed triumphantly immune. Not any more.”
‘What goes around, comes around,’ or what Greek mythology tells us about Donald Trump’s COVID infection - MarketWatch, Oct. 8, 2020, by Rachel Hadas
41“The failure of the federal government to (a) create a rigorous national strategy for testing and contact tracing, (b) coordinate data collection and coordination among U.S. states, or (c) recognize the scientific validity of non-pharmaceutical interventions like face coverings and social distancing reflect a deeply inadequate national response when contrasted to other high-income countries. Our comparative analysis estimates that somewhere between 130,000 and 210,000 American deaths to date could have been avoided.
The weight of this enormous failure ultimately falls to the leadership at the White House - and among a number of state governments - which consistently undercut the efforts of top officials at the CDC and HHS. Further, there is little evidence to suggest that science-based policies will prevail going forward with Donald Trump as President given his continued attacks on science and government scientists.”
130,000 - 210,000 AVOIDABLE COVID-19 DEATHS - AND COUNTING - IN THE U.S.- Oct. 21, 2020 by Irwin Redlener, MD; Jeffrey D. Sachs, PhD; Sean Hansen, MPA; Nathaniel Hupert, MD, MPHConclusion
42“Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation should alarm each of us. Her disastrous record, her opaque responses in hearings, and her extreme religious views were not outliers in her appointment. Rather, they were part of a long-running and deliberate campaign on the part of Christian nationalists to put partisan judges on the bench who reject true religious freedom.” Coney Barrett is in, but humanists aren't out
- Oct. 27, 2020 email by Roy Speckhardt, American Humanist Association
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