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"Why risk personal health to have journalists in Tulsa to hear Trump lie without pause as he always does at his rallies..." As he always does, period! Well one bright spot was the coverage that was given him after his West Point speech. He had hoped for a campaign video op looking presidential talking to the cadets. Instead it was wall to wall coverage of him shuffling down the ramp and not being able to drink from a glass without both hands. These are obvious symptoms of someone not in the best health contrary to his claims. A couple of years ago, the media probably looks the other way. Now for once the media did the right thing. Perhaps something similar will happen in Tulsa beyond the obvious risks to everyone in attendance. This rally could back fire on Trump like West Point did.

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It’s certainly possible rally could backfire. But my guess is Trump does better in those settings where he can insult people at will vs more formal West Point type of setting

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Yeah that's a good point.

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I can’t believe journalists are willing to risk their own health and possibly lives to serve Trump’s ego. Their organizations should stand up for them and just say no.

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it's amazing, right? but we saw it two weeks ago when WH forced reporters to sit should-to-shoulder at Rose Garden and nobody objected.

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Mr. Boehlert, this is extremely off topic, and I won't blame you if you delete it; but I am sorely wroth at the coverage the Media is giving SCOTUS' DACA decision.

The decision states that the Trump Administration did not follow legal guidelines for reversing an existing policy. That is, the Trump Admin. chose to act precipitously to please the Leader rather than following the prescribed rules. The Trump Administration is incompetent.

But the decision says absolutely nothing about the validity of DACA. It's strictly a procedural ruling.

So why, in the Name of All that's Holy, is the Media booting the "DACA Saved" meme? Just like Trump's "Muslim Ban"; he'll take another shot. maybe he'll get it right this time. Maybe the (Lord Willing) seven months left in his Administration will run out. Why is the Media trumpeting the "great setback"?

DACA is far from settled.

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correct that that this was an administrative law decision and as you note SCOTUS found that WH had basically tried to invent administrative law. SCOTUS sent it back and told them to try again. My guess is that with this path blocked, WH doesn’t really have another (good) argument to make to cancel DACA, or if they’ll try.

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I just saw Trump tweet saying they’re going to resubmit case. but he lies abt everything so it’s hard to tell....

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I’ve no doubt Trump will resubmit the DACA repeal. He’s got way too much riding on it politically.

And he’ll get it right. Eventually. We can’t count on Trump being incompetent always.

So DACA’s only hope is running out the clock. Trump’s got 7 months to pull it off. If Trump is re-elected; DACA’s toast.

Just for the record; I appreciate your efforts on the site and I’m grateful that you’ll spend time discussing things with us in the comments.

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He'll get it right even sooner with the court pointing out to him what he got wrong. Like having a test returned with the wrong answers checked and a being told "try again". Sooner or later everyone will ace it.

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Rather, I suggest the key will be how heavily the death attributable to the Trump Rally will be covered.

Oh, I can see it in the debates, if any, now. VP Biden will look at Trump and say, "(#) people died as a result of attending your rally (#) more are ill. All for your ego. Tell me is your ego really worth (#) dead?

And VP Biden, if anyone you know is reading this, PLEASE hand Trump a handkerchief when he starts snorting in the debates.

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ha. I suspect the rally coverage will be bad, overall.

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