What on earth does it mean that Donald Trump tweeted he had the absolute right to pardon himself, and what will its political effect be? That’s the question we take up today, along with Democratic political woes and the Supreme Court’s finding in the gay-wedding-cake case. Give a listen.

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  1. Israel P. Inactive

    Sacre bleu! The President misspelled something on Twitter!!

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    • June 4, 2018, at 1:41 PM PDT
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  2. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    Israel P. (View Comment):
    Sacre bleu! The President misspelled something on Twitter!!

    I prefer Presidents who can spell. It is a mark of intelligence after all. I also like the good that has come from this Administration, but it would be good if he could spell too. N’est-ce pas?

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    • June 4, 2018, at 1:54 PM PDT
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  3. Eugene Kriegsmann Member

    I suspect that Trump likes much more perceiving himself as a victim than as a winner. One of his favorite words seems to be “unfair” as though anyone with an average level of maturity expects anything in the real world to be fair. I also occurs to me that his self-sabotaging behaviors are designed to make him appear a victim or actually make him one.

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    • June 4, 2018, at 2:17 PM PDT
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  4. Quake Voter Inactive

    Guys, that was tedious morosity.

    Opens with Sohrab utterly nonplussed that Trump would view the Mueller probe and its supporters as enemies. Imagine.

    Then John tells (for the seventh time?) his Leonard Garment anecdote, concluding with the obvious disclaimer that Nixon and Trump are share few psychological traits. So what’s the point? (Note for next time: McGovern won one state in 1972: Massachusetts.)

    And then Noah continues his habit of calling balls and strikes by focusing on his hot condescension for all those deplorables in the bleachers.

    Called a pretty good game on those balls and strikes after all the pre-game anti-Trump banter ended.

     

     

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    • June 4, 2018, at 3:51 PM PDT
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  5. FredGoodhue Coolidge

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    Israel P. (View Comment):
    Sacre bleu! The President misspelled something on Twitter!!

    I prefer Presidents who can spell. It is a mark of intelligence after all. I also like the good that has come from this Administration, but it would be good if he could spell too. N’est-ce pas?

    The federal government has spends trillions of dollars a year, and has millions of people working for it. Somewhere, there should be a good copy editor to review comments before being released. 

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    • June 4, 2018, at 3:52 PM PDT
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  6. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    I think the misspelling is designed to convey the authenticity of the tweet. In contrast to the Hillary campaign who would have a committee spending hours editing the simplest of tweets into vacuous pablum.

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    • June 4, 2018, at 5:01 PM PDT
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  7. FredGoodhue Coolidge

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    I think the misspelling is designed to convey the authenticity of the tweet. In contrast to the Hillary campaign who would have a committee spending hours editing the simplest of tweets into vacuous pablum.

    Looking like a fool to make oneself look authentic is not a good look.

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    • June 4, 2018, at 5:48 PM PDT
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  8. Eugene Kriegsmann Member

    I think Trump is essentially illiterate. He certainly has very limited interests in literature or history. His misspellings are the product of a careless, lazy intellect. He, unquestionably, possesses something of a genius in certain areas, a sort of idiot savant ability, but intellectually he is in competition with rocks. 

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    • June 5, 2018, at 5:17 AM PDT
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