“Trump on shuffle.” | Crooked Media
June 20, 2019
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“Trump on shuffle.”

In This Episode

The President reprises his greatest hits from 2016 at his 2020 re-election kickoff, Joe Biden struggles to keep up with politics in 2019, and Bernie Sanders feels the heat from Elizabeth Warren’s rise. Then Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) talks to Dan about her decision to come out in favor of beginning an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump’s abuse of power.

Show Notes

Trump kicks off his campaign

  • NYT: Trump, at Rally in Florida, Kicks Off His 2020 Re-election Bid.
  • WaPo: Trump launches reelection bid with familiar themes, redoubling focus on his most avid backers
  • NYT: What We Learned From Trump’s Orlando Rally
  • NYT: Fact-Checking Trump’s Orlando Rally: Russia, the Wall and Tax Cuts 
  • The Atlantic: For True Trump Believers, the Magic Isn’t Lost
  • Vox: Trump’s 2020 message: “Depraved” Democrats “want to destroy you”
  • New Yorker: In Orlando, Trump Kicks Off His Reëlection Campaign with an Old, Divisive Message
  • WaPo: Trump’s threat of mass arrests stinks of weakness and failure
  • WaPo: ‘Fuel in the president’s engine’: Trump collects $30 million in two days as he kicks off reelection bid, campaign officials say
  • Vox: Trump’s historic one-day fundraising haul, explained – Trump raised nearly $25 million on Tuesday. That’s a ton of money — but it comes with some caveats.
  • WaPo: Trump vows mass immigration arrests, removals of ‘millions of illegal aliens’ starting next week
  • NYT: ICE Signals Mass Immigration Arrests, but Not the ‘Millions’ Trump Promised
  • WaPo: Trump renews pledge to deport millions, but ICE reality is far more limited
  • Vox: Trump blindsides ICE with mass deportation announcement on eve of reelection rally
  • BuzzFeed: The ICE Director Said The Trump Administration Will Remove Undocumented Immigrant Families
  • NYT: $4.6 Billion in Aid Advances to Help Cope With Migrant Surge at Border
  • Politico: Former ICE official Homan surprised by Trump’s ‘border czar’ announcement
  • NYT: Trump 2016 Returns, This Time as Nostalgia Act
  • NY Mag: Inside Trump’s 2020 Campaign Launch in Orlando, It’s Still 2016
  • NYT: 2016 All Over Again
  • Vox: Trump’s 2020 kickoff made it seem as though he’s still running against Hillary Clinton
  • Vox: 2 winners and 4 losers from Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign launch speech
  • Politico: Trump stages his greatest show yet
  • CNN: The 34 most memorable lines from Donald Trump’s 2020 kickoff rally – By Chris Cilizza –
  • CNN: Donald Trump’s secret 2020 weapon
  • WaPo: At rally, Trump lied a lot about the economy. Here’s what’s worrying him.
  • WaPo: The Daily 202: The Democratic establishment fears the economy, complacency and ‘Sandersism’ could let Trump win
  • Vox: Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders had 2 very different answers to Trump’s official 2020 campaign launch
  • CBS: Trump campaign manager says he’d win in an “electoral landslide” as of today
  • Politico: ‘The biggest joke in politics’: Trump campaign chief disses 2020 polling
  • CBS: Trump campaign raises $24.8 million in one day for reelection campaign launch
  • Vox: Why Trump is launching his reelection bid in Florida – Florida has been a good state for Trump. Democrats want to change that.
  • CNN: New poll shows Biden and other top Democrats beating Trump in Florida
  • FiveThirtyEight: Should We Take These Early General Election Polls Seriously? $#!% No!
  • WaPo: Most GOP voters admit they are ‘embarrassed’ and ‘concerned’ about things Trump says
  • FiveThirtyEight: How Front-Runners Can Fail
  • Daily Beast:  Police Stop Far-Right Proud Boys From Reaching Anti-Trump Protest in Orlando
  • HuffPo:  Trump’s 2020 Campaign Kickoff Attracted Extremists To A City That Hates Trump
  • The Root: Trump Rally Brings Out White Supremacist ‘Proud Boys’ Wearing Matching Polos
  • The Hill: Rubio responds to journalist who called it ‘strange’ to see him at Trump rally
  • Esquire: Do Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio Look Comfortable in Their Seats on the Trump Train?


  • Vox: Joe Biden’s controversial comments about segregationists and wealthy donors, explained
  • The Hill: Biden says he doesn’t want to ‘demonize’ wealth: ‘Rich people are just as patriotic as poor people’
  • Politico: Biden promises wealthy donors he would not ‘demonize’ the rich
  • HuffPo: Joe Biden Promises Rich Donors He Won’t ‘Demonize’ The Wealthy If Elected President
  • NYT: Joe Biden Draws Fire from Rivals Over Remarks about Segregationist Senators
  • WaPo: ‘We got things done’: Biden recalls ‘civility’ with segregationist senators
  • Politico: Biden faces backlash for citing his work with 2 segregationists as a sign of ‘civility’
  • Politico: Black lawmakers get Biden’s back amid ‘segregationist’ uproar
  • Axios: 1 big thing: Biden’s race backlash
  • WaPo: Why Biden can’t take us back to normal
  • WaPo: Booker presses Congress to seize ‘historic opportunity’ on back reparations for slavery
  • The Atlantic: Read Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Testimony on Reparations
  • WaPo: Where Mitch McConnell’s rationale for not exploring reparations falls short
  • The Atlantic: Everyone Wants to Talk About Reparations. But for How Long?
  • The Atlantic:  There is not middle ground on reparations
  • Vox: The 2020 Democratic primary debate over reparations, explained
  • CNN: Polls: Warren rising, but Biden tops in perceived electability
  • CBS News: CBS News Battleground Tracker poll: The “Beat Trump” factor shapes Democratic field
  • NY Mag: Democrats Think Older White Man Is Best Bet to Beat Trump
  • Mother Jones: Joe Biden and the Phantom “Electability” Argument
  • WaPo: Joe Biden and the ‘electability’ delusion — and why the media keep making the same mistake
  • The Atlantic: Trump Has Killed Democrats’ Sense of the Possible
  • CNN: Joe Biden announces massive $20 million raised as first debate approaches
  • CNN: To beat Biden, his rivals must win in Iowa and New Hampshire
  • Politico: Trump’s plan for the Dem debates: Make it about him
  • Politico: Biden’s rivals aren’t willing to touch one part of his record
  • Politico: Bernie slams Democrats’ ‘corporate wing’ as it warms to Warren
  • CNN: Polls: Warren rising, but Biden tops in perceived electability
  • Politico: Warren emerges as potential compromise nominee
  • WaPo: Sanders wants Democrats to think that Warren’s gains are a function of moderates. They aren’t
  • Vox: Are Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders the same? The debate, explained.
  • New Yorker: Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Two Paths for the American Left
  • CNN: Elizabeth Warren’s rise opens a new chapter in the progressive primary
  • NYT: Pelosi Dismisses Censuring Trump: ‘If the Goods Are There, You Must Impeach’
  • Politico: Pelosi rules out censuring Trump
  • Politico: Schiff: House in the dark about DOJ’s 2016 campaign spying probe
  • NYT: Buttigieg Tells Police Recruits of the Burden of Racial Injustice

Hope Hicks testimony clips

Katie Porter