THE FEED

Denmark’s PM is the latest woman to earn Trump’s “nasty” label

Trump says the prime minister of Denmark was “nasty” and “inappropriate” by publicly rejecting his unsolicited proposal to buy Greenland in the way she did. He says she could’ve just said no, and he’s not going to let her talk to him that way.
@ddale8
immigration
immigration
Trump Demands Right to Detain Migrant Children Indefinitely
It’s mostly symbolic, since the judge who set the 20-day limit on detention of children is unlikely to approve it, but the new policy sounds tough.

The Trump administration wants to indefinitely hold migrant families

It’s official: Kevin McAleenan, acting secretary of homeland security, just announced that the Trump administration now will use a new immigration rule that would allow it to detain immigrant families who cross the border illegally indefinitely, replacing the Flores settlement.


McAleenan is stressing that the new rule allows families to remain together. But it must also be stressed that children, including infants and toddlers, will now be held indefinitely in detention centers that have been flagged for dangerous conditions for adults.

@Yamiche

Bernie showing some strength in a new poll

New national polling of the Democrats’ primary elections in 2020 from The Economist and YouGov:

Share among Democratic primary voters (change vs last month):
Biden: 22% (-3)
Sanders: 19 ( 6)
Warren: 17 (-1)
Harris: 8 (-1)
Buttigieg: 7 (1)
O’Rourke: 3 (1)
Gabbard: 2 (0)
@gelliottmorris

The actual news from Greenland

 This is where Earth’s refrigerator door is left open, where glaciers dwindle and seas begin to rise.


New York University air and ocean scientist David Holland, who is tracking what’s happening in Greenland from both above and below, calls it “the end of the planet.” He is referring to geography more than the future. Yet in many ways this place is where the planet’s warmer and watery future is being written.


It is so warm here, just inside the Arctic Circle, that on an August day, coats are left on the ground and Holland and colleagues work on the watery melting ice without gloves. In one of the closest towns, Kulusuk, the morning temperature reached a shirtsleeve 52 degrees Fahrenheit (10.7 degrees Celsius).

politics
politics
Denmark’s Leaders Mock Trump and His Dream of Buying Greenland
“Trump lives on another planet.”

ABC summoning some moral courage here

Latest cast of Dancing with the Stars just announced, and it includes…. @seanspicer, former White House press secretary. He’s on @GMA now. 👀
@HallieJackson
the national interest
the national interest
Trump Says Jews Should Love Him Because He’s Almost Literally Jesus
Trump can’t understand why stiff-necked Jews forsake his brand of blood-and-soil authoritarian demagoguery.
racism
racism
Racism Has Thwarted American Ideals From the Beginning, and Still Does
Instead of complaining about greater recognition of racism in American history, conservatives should realize it has been their enemy, too.

Trump escalates attacks on American Jews, compares himself to Jesus

“Thank you to Wayne Allyn Root for the very nice words. “President Trump is the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world, not just America, he is the best President for Israel in the history of the world…and the Jewish people in Israel love him….


….like he’s the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God…But American Jews don’t know him or like him. They don’t even know what they’re doing or saying anymore. It makes no sense! But that’s OK, if he keeps doing what he’s doing, he’s good for…..

—@realdonaldtrump

Trump’s Denmark-trip cancellation is embarrassing for Americans, confounding for Danes

Overnight reaction from Danish leaders:
“An insult”
“Lacks even basic diplomatic skills”
“Please show more respect”
“An insult to the royal house”
“A spoiled child”
“Trump lives on another planet”
“Quite absurd”https://t.co/gpX3evb5qD
@PhilipRucker
encounter
encounter
A Tennis History Lesson With the Oldest Living Grand Slam Champ
“You could travel the world and live like a king. And you didn’t make any money,” says 95-year-old Vic Seixas.
buyer's market
buyer's market
Equinox and SoulCycle Workers Need a Union
After the Stephen Ross controversy, they have an unusual amount of leverage now in a profitable business. They should use it.
greenland
greenland
Trump’s Greenland Fantasy Wasn’t a Joke to His Administration
Despite the obvious stupidity of the president’s wish to buy Greenland, the administration reportedly drew up a rough plan to pursue the deal.
jeffrey epstein
jeffrey epstein
Lawsuit Alleges Epstein Arranged for Sex With Teenager While on Work Release
According to three lawsuits filed Tuesday, Epstein coerced multiple young women — including a teenager — during his work release from jail in 2008.
criminal justice
criminal justice
California’s New Use-of-Force Law Is Still Deadly Vague
A new law strengthens California’s guidelines for police use of force. But it does not go far enough.
the national interest
the national interest
Trump Cancels Denmark Meeting Because He Can’t Buy Greenland
High-level diplomatic genius.
trump tax returns
trump tax returns
Report: U.K. Tax Filings Show Trump Inflated Value of Scottish Resorts
According to numbers from balance sheets filed in the U.K., the president’s resorts in Scotland aren’t doing as hot as he says they are.
the top line
the top line
Trump Can’t Have It Both Ways on the Economy
The president wants us to believe that the economy is both booming and fragile.
vision 2020
vision 2020
Should Biden’s Competitors Make His Age a Bigger Issue?
Intelligencer staffers discuss how Democratic candidates should handle a major vulnerability for the front-runner.
the economy
the economy
When CEOs Promise a Kinder Capitalism, Watch Your Wallet
The Business Roundtable’s embrace of “corporate responsibility” is an attempt to evade democratic accountability.

Surprising no one, Trump’s brief re-flirtation with gun reform is over

Scoop: Trump called NRA chief Wayne LaPierre this afternoon to tell him universal background checks are off the table: https://t.co/GQ00JiyjUV
@elainaplott
cityscape
cityscape
Steven Holl’s Subtle ‘Reach’ Humanizes the Kennedy Center
The architect has managed to strike an impossible balance in his addition to the venerable icon.
politics
politics
Trump Insults Several Million American Jews
But don’t expect any Republican condemnation of the president’s offensive remark.
the national interest
the national interest
Republicans Sabotaged Obama’s Economy and Assume Democrats Are Doing It to Them
Trump and his allies assume Democrats are trying to induce a recession. It’s classic projection.
the vote
the vote
Trump’s New Attempt to Skew Redistricting
After SCOTUS halted a citizen question in the 2020 Census, the administration is collecting data states can use to base redistricting on citizenship.
the zucc
the zucc
Facebook Exacerbates One Problem by Trying to Solve Another
In reintroducing human editors, Facebook is making it easier for bad-faith critics to claim bias.

An exit poll found that 79% of Jews voted Democratic in the midterms

Trump on Omar/Tlaib: “Any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat – I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”
@Jordanfabian

It’s nice to have a coordinated message

WH official yesterday: “cutting payroll taxes is not something under consideration at this time.”

Trump today, per pool: “Been thinking about payroll taxes for a long time”
@anniekarni

Corporations are undermining the White House’s battle for more car pollution

The White House, blindsided by a pact between California and four automakers to oppose President Trump’s auto emissions rollbacks, has mounted an effort to prevent any more companies from joining the other side.


Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors were all summoned by a senior Trump adviser to a White House meeting last month where he pressed them to stand by the president’s own initiative, according to four people familiar with the talks.


But even as the White House was working to do this, it was losing ground. Yet another company, Mercedes-Benz, is preparing to join the four automakers already in the California agreement — Honda, Ford, Volkswagen and BMW — according to two people familiar with the German company’s plans.

vision 2020
vision 2020
Jill Biden to Democrats: If You Want to Beat Trump, Settle for Joe
You might like another candidate better, but Jill Biden says Democrats should “swallow a little bit” and vote for her husband.

More turmoil at the NRA

Two more people associated with the National Rifle Association have resigned.

Country music singer and NRA board member Craig Morgan.

David Lehman, the deputy executive director and general counsel at the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, is leaving the organization.
@ShimonPro
politics
politics
Where’s the Justice for Mark Halperin’s Victims?
In some prominent harassment cases, women are no match for the power of sycophancy.
vision 2020
vision 2020
Trump Assures Public He Isn’t Mulling Middle-Class Tax Cut to Stop Recession
Trump’s team denies that it’s mulling a payroll tax cut to preempt a recession, insisting that it’s only considering new tax breaks for the rich.
urbanism
urbanism
Touring the Overlooked Islands of New York
Unearthing our hidden histories, from buried bodies to heron sanctuaries.
vision 2020
vision 2020
September Democratic Debates Should Feature Less Crowded Stages
Looks like at least 11 will qualify for the third round of Democratic debates. That probably means two events with fewer participants than before.

Joe Biden’s brain surgeon defends Joe Biden’s brain

BIDEN’S BRAIN SURGEON: Dr. Neal Kassell, who performed surgery on @JoeBiden after 2 aneurysms in 1988 says the former VP “is every bit as sharp as he was 31 years ago…he had no brain damage, either from the hemorrhage or from the operations.” https://t.co/3Tqp3vprrT
@kenvogel

Italy’s Prime Minister is stepping down

BREAKING: Italian PM Conte says he will resign; says his right-wing coalition partner, the anti-immigration League party, led by Matteo Salvini, has decided to yank its support for the populist government. https://t.co/rdZ1QX6gQM
@NBCNews
foreign interests
foreign interests
Trump’s Empty Threats to China Won’t Help Hong Kong
The Trump administration’s tough talk on holding up already-stalled trade talks won’t keep Beijing from cracking down on protesters in Hong Kong.