Inside the White House, Biden had heard from officials on each side of the argument — the kind of classic dilemma that reaches the desk of the President because no one else has been able solve it. His position was especially delicate since he had promised to share vaccine technology with other countries during his campaign, and he is already being accused of not doing enough to help poor nations get quick access to vaccine stocks.
It was a moment for leadership, and not just because of the terrible human toll of the pandemic abroad. 最终, making vaccines more available will benefit Americans, since nobody is safe from Covid until everyone is.
We’ll always have Mar-a-Lago
Donald Trump doesn’t even need to friend anyone on Facebook.
The ex-President’s suspension from the social media network and other sites like Twitter isn’t stopping him from pulling off an extraordinary operation to cement his control of the Republican Party
Trump ought to be a pariah after inciting an unprecedented insurrection against Congress
. 代替, he’s consulting with the GOP about ousting the party’s No. 3 leader in the House — Liz Cheney
, who tells the truth about his despotic behavior
. No modern ex-President has ever held this kind of grip on his supporters or party after comprehensively losing a reelection
. But Trump is not the past of the GOP
; he may even be the future
. If the presidential primaries were held today
, he would certainly easily be the Republican nominee
Wielding his mystical power over the conservative grassroots
, Trump has made acceptance of his lie about a stolen election the price of entry for any ambitious Republican politician
. His message is echoed night after night by propagandistic news outlets like Fox News and conspiracy theorists carry the torch for him on social media
. So while it is notable that Facebook’s oversight board ruled Wednesday that the firm had been right to ban Trump for insurrectionist rhetoric but needed to decide on his permanent status, the verdict was less important politically
如果有什么, the deplatformed ex-President, who spends his days plotting and granting audiences to genuflecting Republicans at his Florida resort, has more control over his party now than he did when he was in the Oval Office.