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Watch: Nancy Pelosi Gets Treated Like a Republican by the Press and She Doesn’t Like It at All

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Normally, the Democrats get treated pretty well by the mainstream media. They’re often thrown softball questions, or are given the opportunity to blatantly lie without the reporter ever correcting them. This is the opposite for Republicans, who are often put in the hot seat and asked to tangle with a narrative pre-established by the media.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is one such Democrat that has gotten a pretty cushy treatment by the press throughout her career, while rarely ever having to be in a situation where she’s in any real danger of hostility from the media.

However, on Wednesday, Pelosi was confronted by a reporter from the San Francisco Chronicle who apparently made Pelosi answer for the lack of gun control measures despite Democrats best efforts. Pelosi didn’t appreciate it, to say the least, and after putting the blame on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, proceeded to chide the reporter for asking those kinds of questions.

“Do you have any regrets about not bringing the House back in August to keep the flame lit on gun violence?” asked the reporter.

“No, absolutely not. We did our job. The Senate was supposed to come back. Why don’t you all get that straight? The Senate did not come back to pass the bill. I’m getting very angry about the silliness of these questions. Lives are at stake. Senator McConnell is standing in the way,” Pelosi replied, clearly annoyed.

“We passed our bill in February. Members had events all over the country to ask him to bring up the bill. Don’t ask me what we haven’t done. We have done it,” she continued.

Pelosi proceeded to instruct the journalist on what she should be doing instead of asking her these questions.

“And if you are annoyed with my impatience, it’s because people are dying because Senator McConnell hasn’t acted. Why don’t you go ask him if he has any regrets for all the people who died because he hasn’t acted?” she said.

While Pelosi blames McConnell for there not being any advancement on gun control legislation, it should be noted that the American people are actually losing interest in gun control, and that as a result of the Democrats pushing gun control efforts, gun sales have once again spiked.

(READ: Gun Sales See Spike Despite Democrat Efforts To Slow It Down)

That said, it’s good to see Democrats being asked difficult questions by the press. Trust in the media is still at a low point, and it’s no wonder why. It’s more or less dedicated itself to becoming an anti-Trump propaganda machine and failing at it to boot. Not only does it look overwhelmingly biased, but it also looks incompetent.

Still, it’s funny to see how angry a Democrat gets when its media when it asks an unapproved question.

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Watch: Nancy Pelosi Gets Treated Like a Republican by the Press and She Doesn’t Like It at All

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Normally, the Democrats get treated pretty well by the mainstream media. They’re often thrown softball questions, or are given the opportunity to blatantly lie without the reporter ever correcting them. This is the opposite for Republicans, who are often put in the hot seat and asked to tangle with a narrative pre-established by the media.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is one such Democrat that has gotten a pretty cushy treatment by the press throughout her career, while rarely ever having to be in a situation where she’s in any real danger of hostility from the media.

However, on Wednesday, Pelosi was confronted by a reporter from the San Francisco Chronicle who apparently made Pelosi answer for the lack of gun control measures despite Democrats best efforts. Pelosi didn’t appreciate it, to say the least, and after putting the blame on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, proceeded to chide the reporter for asking those kinds of questions.

“Do you have any regrets about not bringing the House back in August to keep the flame lit on gun violence?” asked the reporter.

“No, absolutely not. We did our job. The Senate was supposed to come back. Why don’t you all get that straight? The Senate did not come back to pass the bill. I’m getting very angry about the silliness of these questions. Lives are at stake. Senator McConnell is standing in the way,” Pelosi replied, clearly annoyed.

“We passed our bill in February. Members had events all over the country to ask him to bring up the bill. Don’t ask me what we haven’t done. We have done it,” she continued.

Pelosi proceeded to instruct the journalist on what she should be doing instead of asking her these questions.

“And if you are annoyed with my impatience, it’s because people are dying because Senator McConnell hasn’t acted. Why don’t you go ask him if he has any regrets for all the people who died because he hasn’t acted?” she said.

While Pelosi blames McConnell for there not being any advancement on gun control legislation, it should be noted that the American people are actually losing interest in gun control, and that as a result of the Democrats pushing gun control efforts, gun sales have once again spiked.

(READ: Gun Sales See Spike Despite Democrat Efforts To Slow It Down)

That said, it’s good to see Democrats being asked difficult questions by the press. Trust in the media is still at a low point, and it’s no wonder why. It’s more or less dedicated itself to becoming an anti-Trump propaganda machine and failing at it to boot. Not only does it look overwhelmingly biased, but it also looks incompetent.

Still, it’s funny to see how angry a Democrat gets when its media when it asks an unapproved question.

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McConnell: You bet I’ll confirm a Supreme Court justice next year if an opening occurs

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Did anyone have any doubt at all of this? Cocaine Mitch ain’t no fool. Besides, as Mitch McConnell has said several times previously, the precedent under which he blocked Merrick Garland in 2016 had to do with split control as much as it had to do with an election year.

McConnell reiterated that position earlier today with our friend Hugh Hewitt, although he left out the most obvious reason to justify both … because he can. Let’s not kid ourselves:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) pledged Tuesday that Republicans would fill a Supreme Court vacancy in 2019 or 2020, arguing the dynamic is different now than when the party held open a seat in 2016.

Asked during an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt if Republicans would support filing a vacancy on the Supreme Court in 2019 or 2020, McConnell said “absolutely.”

McConnell has earned fierce pushback for blocking Merrick Garland, President Obama’s final Supreme Court nominee, from getting a hearing or a vote. But he’s said that Republicans would fill a vacancy ahead of the 2020 presidential election. He has argued that there was a divided government in 2016, but there would not be in 2019 or 2020 because Republicans control both the Senate and White House.

The Garland block was the culmination of two decades or more of poisonous partisan warfare over judicial nominations. If the positions were reversed, Chuck Schumer would have done the same thing and for the same reason. That’s the subtext in McConnell’s argument, wrapped up in historical precedent. Here’s the transcript, in which both Hugh and McConnell cover the subject only in brief:

HH: And so it was unusual to say the least. I had a conversation over the weekend with a critic of the decision to hold open the Scalia vacancy, and it was very spirited, because I thought that was the best decision you’ve made, or anyone could have made, not to hold a hearing and not to hold a vote. It wasn’t about Mr. Garland, Judge Garland. However, you’ve said you will fill a SCOTUS vacancy if one occurs in an election year this year, and he said that’s hypocritical. And I said no, it’s not. Senator McConnell said last, when the vacancy occurred, that the Senate is a majoritarian institution that Harry Reid created when it comes to nominations. The majority didn’t want to fill that vacancy in 2016. The majority would want to fill a vacancy in 2020. Is that a fair characterization of your position?

MM: Absolutely. You’re absolutely correct. In fact, you have to go back to 1880 to find the last time, back to 1880s to find the last time a Senate of a different party from the president filled a Supreme Court vacancy created in the middle of a presidential election. That was entirely the precedent. That was confirmed again by Joe Biden in ’92, by Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer in 2007. There were not vacancies existing at the time, but that was the time when the other party controlled the Senate. There was a Republican in the White House. They were quite forthcoming about that. There was nothing I did that was, would not have been done had the shoe been on the other foot had there been a Democratic president, I mean a Republican president and a Democratic Senate. So look, they can whine about this all day long. But under the Constitution, there is co-responsibility for appointments. The President makes the nomination, and the Senate confirms. We are partners in the personnel business up to and including the U.S. Supreme Court.

HH: I remember very well when Abe Fortas was nominated to replace, I don’t remember, but I know very well that when Abe Fortas was nominated to replace Earl Warren, that occurred late in an election year. It was an attempt by LBJ to make sure he controlled the Chief Justice. It did not work, because Abe Fortas was crooked. But there is no doubt in your mind that your caucus would support filling any vacancy whether by retirement or illness or death in the next year and a half?

MM: Absolutely.

Everyone knows this, too, simply on the basis of power politics. If for some reason any of the current Supreme Court justices retire or leave the court under other circumstances, McConnell won’t pay one whit of attention to any effort to shame him out of pushing a Trump nominee through to confirmation. Although, it’s worth wondering whether it might be better in an election year to leave the seat open — depending on which seat it is, maybe. After all, the open Scalia seat turned out to be a very galvanizing issue for Trump voters, and pointedly was not for Democrats, as Hillary Clinton lost hundreds of thousands of votes that had been cast for Barack Obama four years earlier.

At any rate, neither Trump nor McConnell would gamble with an opening regardless of whose seat got opened up. The opportunities for setting legacies are just too juicy to let pass.

When it comes to a more pressing issue rather than a hypothetical, McConnell offers less certainty of action. As pressure grows to take some sort of action in response to a flurry of mass shootings, McConnell says he won’t move until Trump makes up his mind:

“We’re in a discussion about what to do on the gun issue in the wake of these horrendous shootings. I said several weeks ago that if the president took a position on a bill, so that we knew we would actually be making a law, and not just having serial votes, I’d be happy to put it on the floor,” McConnell said. “The administration is in the process of studying what they’re prepared to support, if anything, and I expect to get an answer to that next week.”

The shooting spree in West Texas might accelerate that schedule, and perhaps even push Trump further into support for expanded background checks. With Congress returning from its August recess, the White House will get a lot of attention from advocates across the spectrum on gun control, and it’s still unclear just where Trump will land.

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Mitch McConnell Points to the Fences: GOP Will “Absolutely” Fill Supreme Court Seat Next Year

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters following the final vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Cocaine Mitch is pretty confident that next year, everything is going to come up Republican, including in the Supreme Court where he said the GOP will be filling vacancies.

According to The Hill, McConnell pushed back against the pushback he got for rejecting Merrick Garland, Obama’s Supreme Court pick, and holding out till after the elections to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. With the election season coming up, the left is wondering if McConnell will give the next vacancy the same treatment.

McConnell is saying no, and when asked by Hugh Hewitt if the GOP will act next year, the Senate Majority Leader answered “absolutely,” according to The Hill. The reason is simple. Obama was a President over a divided government, and Trump is not:

“You have to go back to 1880 to find the last time, back to 1880s to find the last time a Senate of a different party from the president filled a Supreme Court vacancy created in the middle of a presidential election. That was entirely the precedent,” McConnell said on Tuesday about his decision to block Garland.

“There was nothing I did that was, would not have been done had the shoe been on the other foot had there been a … Republican president and a Democratic Senate. So look, they can whine about this all day long. But under the Constitution, there is co-responsibility for appointments,” McConnell added.

He’s not wrong. Had the parties been reversed, the left would have pulled out every dirty trick in the book to make sure a Republican appointee didn’t make it to the bench. We know that because we watched how the left pulled out all the stop in order to prevent Brett Kavanaugh from reaching the Supreme Court and were thankfully unsuccessful.

All the outrage over Garland’s rejection rings hollow in the face of all of that.

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Senate Republicans to SCOTUS: Democrats are a threat to your independence

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Better late than never, although this is pretty darned late for the modern news cycle. More than two weeks ago, five Senate Democrats threatened to pack the Supreme Court if they chose to hear a gun-control challenge out of New York. Sheldon Whitehouse wrote in an amicus brief that New York had mooted the case by repealing the law, and that taking the case anyway would show a bias that could only be corrected by having the top court “restructured in order to reduce the influence of politics,” in one of the more self-unaware declarations made by a leading politician.

Senate Republicans finally responded to this nice court ya got dere threat. In a letter to the court clerk, Mitch McConnell and all of the other 52 Senate Republicans told the court that their independence as a separate but equal branch was on the line:

All 53 Republicans in the Senate urged the Supreme Court on Thursday not to be “cowed” by a brief from a handful of Democratic senators that warned that the court risks its impartial reputation if it continues to hear a gun case that the Democrats consider moot.

In a letter to the court’s clerk, the Republicans said the brief filed by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and four other Democrats “openly threatened this court with political retribution if it failed to dismiss the petition as moot.”

The justices “must not be cowed by the threats of opportunistic politicians,” said the letter, drafted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

McConnell put this in stark terms as a constitutional affront:

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Why send a letter rather than an amicus brief opposing the one from Whitehouse et al? McConnell writes that “we take no position” on the case in question, which makes this outside the scope of an amicus brief. However, McConnell declares, “judicial independence is not negotiable,” and that Senate Republicans will “brook no threats to this fundamental precept of our constitutional structure.”

He then exhorts the Supreme Court to judge the cert application on its merits, not on the politics of a few. “They should rule in this case only as the law dictates,” McConnell says of the justices, and pledges to make sure politicians don’t threaten their independence in the future:

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Well, it’s not as if the idea of court-packing hasn’t gotten some play on the Right too, especially in relation to overturning Roe v Wade. Democrats’ rhetoric on court packing has encouraged some of that in response. However, as far as I know, none of that has made it into an amicus brief of any kind, let alone from members of Congress with the theoretical authority to try it. That crosses a Rubicon in terms of judicial independence, as McConnell notes. Belatedly, anyway.

One has to wonder whether the Whitehouse et al amicus might end up backfiring. All it takes is four members of the court to grant cert. New York’s attempt to kill this appeal by repealing the law still leaves some room for interpretation on enforcement but would otherwise have let the court off from a contentious case. Now, however, some justices might be inclined to grant cert just to demonstrate their independence from Congress — and to ensure that such bullying doesn’t continue in the future.

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Let the Memes Begin: Video Shows Bernie Sanders Punching a Speed Bag – and It Hits Back

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Democratic presidential candidate and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at the Ali Center in Louisville, KY – 8/25/19. Screen grab via Reddit user cmplxgal.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) held a rally in Louisville, KY on Sunday at the Muhammad Ali Center where his main focus was to attack Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in his own backyard.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reported on the rally and what Sanders said to fire up the crowd of around 2,000:

Sanders, fighting to be the Democratic nominee in 2020, accused McConnell of blocking important legislation in the U.S. Senate at the behest of corporate interests and detriment of the working class.

“I say to Mitch McConnell: Please stand with the working people in Kentucky and America, not your wealthy campaign contributors,” Sanders said.

Sanders told the crowd that McConnell was obstructing legislation recently passed by the U.S. House that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15, expand background checks on gun purchases and strengthen the country’s election security from foreign attacks.

McConnell has the right to vote against those bills and explain such opposition to his constituents, but he lacks the right to “stop democracy in the United States Senate,” the Vermont senator said.

As it turns out, McConnell wasn’t Sanders’s only target. Since the 2020 presidential candidate was at the Ali Center, sometime before or after his speech, he took a few swings at a speed bag, according to video posted by Reddit user cmplxgal on Monday.

I couldn’t embed the video, but multiple Twitter users posted an abbreviated, soundless clip of Sanders punching – and then the bag punching him back:

The video appears to be authentic, and was filmed sometime during the course of an interview with Vice News:

Needless to say, the jokes have already started:

I’m anxiously awaiting reactions to this video from Sen. Ted Cruz, Rep. Dan Crenshaw and/or President Trump. Should be epic.

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McConnell to Dems on filibuster: Aren’t you tired of rule-change backfires yet?

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Perhaps Mitch McConnell could have put this argument more simply. Why, he might have asked, would Senate Democrats continue to take advice from Harry Reid on rules changes? Earlier this month, Reid wrote an argument in the New York Times for abolition of “the filibuster in all its forms,” declaring that “the future of our country is sacrificed at the altar of the filibuster.”

Nonsense, McConnell retorted on the same platform today. After reminding Senate Democrats just how well Reid’s strategy for rules changes have worked out for them over the last couple of years, McConnell gets down to his defense of the filibuster:

On legislation, however, the Senate’s treasured tradition is not efficiency but deliberation. One of the body’s central purposes is making new laws earn broader support than what is required for a bare majority in the House. The legislative filibuster does not appear in the Constitution’s text, but it is central to the order the Constitution sets forth. It echoes James Madison’s explanation in Federalist 62 that the Senate is designed not to rubber-stamp House bills but to act as an “additional impediment” and “complicated check” on “improper acts of legislation.” It embodies Thomas Jefferson’s principle that “great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities.”

Yes, the Senate’s design makes it difficult for one party to enact sweeping legislation on its own. Yes, the filibuster makes policy less likely to seesaw wildly with every election. These are features, not bugs. Our country doesn’t need a second House of Representatives with fewer members and longer terms. America needs the Senate to be the Senate.

I recognize it may seem odd that a Senate majority leader opposes a proposal to increase his own power. Certainly it is curious that liberals are choosing this moment, when Americans have elected Republican majorities three consecutive times and counting, to attack the minority’s powers.

But my Republican colleagues and I have not and will not vandalize this core tradition for short-term gain. We recognize what everyone should recognize — there are no permanent victories in politics. No Republican has any trouble imagining the laundry list of socialist policies that 51 Senate Democrats would happily inflict on Middle America in a filibuster-free Senate.

The problem Democrats have with the Senate isn’t the filibuster, McConnell argues, but their increasingly radical agenda:

In this country, radical changes face a high bar by design. It is telling that today’s left-wing activists would rather lower that bar than produce ideas that can meet it.

Perhaps we should recognize that Republicans have had some issues with legislative filibusters in the past, too. The repeal of ObamaCare ran up hard against that, forcing McConnell to take a page out of Reid’s playbook and use the reconciliation process to attempt to pass it. That effort famously failed anyway, but the tradeoffs needed to qualify under reconciliation played a part in that failure.

Still, McConnell is largely correct in that the legislative filibuster serves a purpose consistent with the Senate’s overall constitutional role. Appointments to office should have always been made quickly and efficiently, McConnell argues, which is why eliminating the filibuster on presidential appointments made sense in the current maximalist political climate. The constitutional purpose of the Senate, McConnell argues, is to slow down the legislative process. It was actually to represent the state governments, but the intent for legislation was certainly that, before the 17th Amendment canceled out that effect. The legislative filibuster is all that remains to keep that intent in place.

In the present radical environment in which Democrats operate, the filibuster is seriously endangered. If they force an end to it, it won’t take long for them to “rue the day” they took Harry Reid’s advice on rules strategy. This time, they won’t have any excuse for that choice.

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Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Once Again Says No To Running For Senate

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Even though Mitch McConnell really wants him to run, Mike Pompeo is happy right where he is now as Secretay of State.

In an interview that covered a number of topics, Pompeo was once again pressed on whether or not he would be interested in leaving the administration early and run for Senate in his home state of Kansas. He once again shot the idea down. Cold.

From the Washington Examiner…

Washington Examiner : You want people from Youngstown, Pittsburgh?

Pompeo: And Wichita. Yes, and small towns in Texas, and Alabama, and Mississippi, and Appalachia, and in Idaho and Montana. I want people to come from all around because we need those voices heard here at the State Department as well.

Washington Examiner : … and running for Senate?

Pompeo: I am going to stay here. I’ve talked about this. I’m focused on what I’m doing right now. You can go read about it. There’s lots of people talking about it. The only one who’s not talking about it—

Washington Examiner : Is you?

Pompeo: Is me. Precisely.

This is incredibly good news for the country and the Trump administration. Pompeo has been a steady hand at both C.I.A. and now at State. With the amount of overturn in this administrations cabinet, having the person at State Department being a valued asset to the President with North Korea, China, Hong Kong and Iran going on should be reassuring to most Americans.

Kansas is a usually reliable state for the Republicans. I fully understand why Senator Mitch McConell would want a candidate to run with the qualifications of Mr. Pompeo. However, if they can’t find another overly qualified person in Kansas to run on the GOP ticket than that should be worrisome to the overall chances for the GOP to retain control of that chamber in 2020.

For now, we have a steady hand at State during a critical time in U.S. Foreign policy and should be thankful for that.

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Racist Bette Midler Gets Bulldozed on Twitter After Forgetting Cocaine Mitch Is Married to Elaine Chao

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When actress Bette Miller isn’t shrieking about President Trump allegedly “inciting” deranged racist gunmen to “do his dirty work”, the left-wing hacktivist is engaging in other liberal double standards. Most notable among them is victim-shaming conservative women who have shared their #MeToo stories, and going on racist rants about black Trump supporters.

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Here’s what Midler posted (language warning):

The problem? McConnell has been married to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao since 1993:

Now, it’s quite possible that Midler does know that McConnell is married to Chao, and wrote the tweet anyway. It wouldn’t be the first time a female Democrat pretended a conservative female “didn’t count” because they refused to march in lockstep with the feminist left.

Either way, it’s not a good look for Midler, who really should spend more time learning how to act like a normal, civilized human being for a change.

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RNC chair: You’re darned right we’re calling a Code Red on Twitter

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Just how seriously should Twitter take the RNC and NRSC decision to pull advertising from the platform?  RNC chair Ronna McDaniel told Fox Business News’ Maria Bartiromo that the Code Red is just the beginning. McDaniel hinted that Twitter might lose its most celebrated generator of content and views if they don’t stop discriminating against Republicans:

BARTIROMO: Republicans taking on social media now after Twitter froze Mitch McConnell’s reelection account for posting a live stream of threats directed at the Senate majority leader, there were protests outside his home. The National Republican Senatorial Committee says it will not spend any money on Twitter unless the situation is adequately addressed. Ronna, do you think Twitter really cares that the Republicans will not spend any money, is this enough to actually make a difference?

CHAIRWOMAN MCDANIEL: I think Twitter does care because there’s one person that has revived Twitter, that has made Twitter a household name and that’s President Donald J. Trump. For them to arbitrarily apply a different standard to conservatives than they are doing to Democrats, to allow the #MassacreMitch to continue and to not allow Mitch McConnell to put a video out of people protesting outside of his house, is a total double standard. We are going to hold them accountable. The RNC has also pulled ad funding which is a significant amount. They need to come forward with how they are going to the apply the standards and are they going the apply them equally to the Democrats and Republicans.

Is McDaniel threatening that Donald Trump will boycott Twitter over its treatment of Republicans? Heaven forfend! That might actually be The Big One, at least in terms of media interest. Nothing else that gets transmitted on the platform is as impactful or meaningful — not necessarily because of its content but because of the import of the office attached to it.

It seems unlikely that Trump would give up Twitter under any circumstances, however. The longest he’s gone between tweets might be a few days, although it’s tough to recall any such gap. Long gone are the chin-stroking debates over the wisdom of having the leader of the free world doing stream-of-consciousness commentary on any social media platform; @RealDonaldTrump is as much part of the political landscape as talking-head cable shows. It’s as much a part of Trump’s political strategy as his rallies, and likely just as personally satisfying, too. He’s not going to leave Twitter, not even with a team of horses pulling him away from his smartphone.

That doesn’t mean Trump will sit on the sidelines, of course. As Amber Phillips notes at the Washington Post, the controversy plays right into Trump’s hands:

McConnell’s Twitter problem was already a national story, but Trump jumping in made it even bigger. It makes political sense that Trump would seek out a fight with social media companies. These companies, largely located in liberal Silicon Valley, are increasingly moderating the political debate. Campaigns advertise on them. Advocates coordinate on them. Russia tries to interfere in elections on them.

Accusing these powerful corporations of having it out for conservatives fits neatly with Trump’s overarching, populist narrative that the upper echelons of American society have it out for him and his supporters. He’s not just trying to drain the government swamp; he’s trying to take on big corporations, as well.

Trump has gone so far as to suggest that the U.S. government sue Google and Facebook. He even recently accused Google of trying to rig its search results to cause him to lose in the 2020 presidential election. “A lot of bad things are happening,” he said at a social media summit at the White House in July with some of the Internet’s most controversial and conservative actors. …

Now, to the extent he wants to, Trump can point to Twitter freezing a prominent account for the most prominent senator — for an admittedly perplexing reason — to make his case that social media companies apply the rules unfairly to conservatives.

This headache will extend well beyond Twitter’s advertising revenue. Bartiromo might be correct about that impact, but Twitter’s execs and its investors will be paying very close attention to what comes next.

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