I've Stopped Being Surprised

The president also, in the days leading up to the march, told aides he wanted the national guard to be called in because he anticipated anti-Trump supporters. But he resisted initial entreaties for intervention when the Capitol was engulfed by the marchers https://t.co/0gbNMkSC9Q

— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 9, 2021 No explanation needed:

For unexplained reasons, the White House did not lower flags to half-staff today in honor of the Capitol Police officer, Brian Sicknick, who died last night from injuries he sustained while on duty responding to the pro-Trump mob. The Capitol did lower flags today.

— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 9, 2021 And, a bit more serious than trespass or entering a secured area:

FBI focuses on whether some Capitol rioters intended to harm lawmakers or take hostages https://t.co/UqkMBNBg8s

— Devlin Barrett (@DevlinBarrett) January 9, 2021 In unrelated news, finding out you can't fuck with the guy who controls the website where you make your comments:

Trump returns, on the @POTUS account, and says he is looking "at the possibilities of building out our own platform in the near future." pic.twitter.com/AhbICQ82OM

— Josh Wingrove (@josh_wingrove) January 9, 2021 Let’s see: failed football team, failed airline, failed casino, failed charity, failed steak company, failed wine company, failing golf courses... Sure, he can build a rival to Twitter.

The White House also sent these tweets as a statement to the pool reporters just now.

— Josh Wingrove (@josh_wingrove) January 9, 2021

Go down the list and delete their stuff too? https://t.co/tWkY2BK3vl

— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 9, 2021

This rule, like the rule about tweeting out personal details like phone numbers and addresses, is something Twitter has enforced pretty regularly over the years. https://t.co/qqOpnnhpHP

— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) January 9, 2021 Trump posted at least four tweets on the @POTUS account.  Twitter deleted all of them. Twitter is shutting down every Twitter avenue Trump has. In the words of Captain America, they can do this all day.

“They’ll never ban me,” he used to brag to advisers of Twitter. https://t.co/T48ybOPmNn

— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 9, 2021 Every door is being slammed in his face.

I just want to point out that the White House seems to be mobilizing faster in response to Trump’s Twitter account being removed than they did to the violent insurrection Trump incited at the Capitol on Wednesday.

— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) January 9, 2021 Je ne regrette rien.

The president told some aides he regretted the video from last night where he called for unity and acknowledged a new administration coming in. He queried advisers about what they thought of it today, looking for affirmation. https://t.co/0gbNMkSC9Q

— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 9, 2021 And this is just for a little "local color":

Scoop: A top Trump official just rescinded his cheery departure letter and re-submitted a protest resignation as the political winds turn harder against the president. A little vignette on the shifting calculations in Trump land. https://t.co/zQsEYEuaDG

— John Hudson (@John_Hudson) January 9, 2021

Sauron just realized the Ring has plunged into the fiery depths of Mount Doom.

— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) January 8, 2021 And all Sauron's orcs are heading for the exits, hastily revising their resumes as they go.

Now that Twitter has booted Trump, the next 24 hours will be devoted exclusively to people who don't understand the First Amendment explaining the First Amendment to people who do.

And election Twitter gets a well-needed day off.

— matt blaze (@mattblaze) January 8, 2021 Have a nice day!