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6:00 PM ET, July 14, 2024


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David Frum / The Atlantic:
The Gunman and the Would-Be Dictator  —  Violence stalks the president who has rejoiced in violence to others.  —  When a madman hammered nearly to death the husband of then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump jeered and mocked.  One of Trump's sons and other close Trump supporters …
Discussion: The Guardian and Breitbart
Edward Luce / Financial Times:
America is staring into the abyss  —  After the attempted assassination of Donald Trump, an already existential election is now even more fraught  —  It is not just Donald Trump who dodged a bullet.  Half an inch to the left and the cartridge that grazed Trump's ear would have turned him into a martyr.
Ruth Ben-Ghiat / Lucid:
MAGA Narratives about the Trump Assassination Attempt  —  Welcome back to Lucid, and hello to all new subscribers.  I am “on vacation” in Italy, but the dramatic news from the U.S. has drawn me back to the computer.  —  I am not going to comment on the facts of the attempted assassination …
Discussion: National Review
Kadia Goba / Semafor:
Top Democratic strategist pushed reporters to consider ‘staged’ shooting  —  The Scoop  —  The top political adviser to Democratic mega-donor Reid Hoffman suggested that the attack on Donald Trump could have been “staged,” even as Hoffman was criticized for joking before Saturday's attack about Trump becoming a “martyr.”
Catherine Kim / Politico:
An Expert on Political Violence Sees a Way Out of America's Crisis  —  Despite the bitter atmosphere, there are real ways to ease political tensions  —  The attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump shocked the nation — but not everyone was totally surprised.
Anders Hagstrom / Fox News:
Democrat push to replace Biden is ‘over’ after Trump assassination attempt, president's allies say: report  —  Biden's critics have lost ‘all momentum’ due to the attack  —  The effort to replace President Biden as the Democratic Party's 2024 nominee has lost all momentum and is essentially …
New York Times:
Live Updates: Biden to Speak to Nation on Failed Assassination Attempt on Trump
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trumpism Must Be Defeated By Ballots, Not Bullets
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
Shooting Plunges an Already Tumultuous Campaign Into Shock and Uncertainty
Dems mute Trump criticism
Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
Trump allies immediately blame Biden, Democrats for their rhetoric
Associated Press:
Trump is injured but ‘fine’ after apparent assassination attempt leaves rally-goer and gunman dead  —  Donald Trump was whisked off the stage at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania after apparent gunshots rang through the crowd.  He quickly ducked behind the podium as agents from his protective detail rushed …
New York Times:
The FBI Identifies Suspected Gunman in Trump Rally Shooting: What to Know  —  Authorities identified the gunman as a 20-year-old man from Bethel Park, a town about an hour's drive from the site of the shooting.  —  The 20-year-old gunman who attempted to assassinate former President Donald J. Trump …
Who is Thomas Matthew Crooks, the suspected Trump rally shooter  —  The FBI identified 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania as the suspect in Saturday's attempted assassination of former U.S. President Donald Trump at a campaign rally.
Sadie Gurman / Wall Street Journal:
Suspected Shooter Had Explosive Devices in His Car, Sources Say  —  Authorities found explosive devices in the car of the man who officials say tried to assassinate former President Donald Trump, according to people briefed on the investigation.  —  The car, which was driven by Thomas Matthew Crooks …
Jessie Yeung / CNN:
FBI identifies Trump rally shooter as 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks  —  Authorities have identified the gunman involved in the attack against former US President Donald Trump on Saturday as 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks, who was killed by Secret Service agents at the scene after the shooting.
CBS News:
Trump safe after rally shooting, says bullet struck his ear; gunman and audience member dead
Trump shooting raises questions about security lapses
NBC News:
Trump rally shooter identified as 20-year-old Pennsylvania man
Andrew Solender / Axios:
Trump shooting reignites lawmakers' fears of violence
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Semafor
Associated Press:
Trump rally shooting live updates: Shooter was a 20-year-old man from Pennsylvania, officials say
Chloe Meley / Bloomberg:
Gunman in Trump Attack Is 20-Year-Old Pennsylvania Man
Andrew Solender / Axios:
House launches “full investigation” into Trump rally shooting
Former fire chief shot, killed at Trump rally  —  PITTSBURGH — The former fire chief for Buffalo Township, Corey Comperatore, was the person killed in the crowd at the Trump rally in Butler County, Channel 11 has learned.  —  Trump injured in assassination attempt at rally in Butler; 1 attendee, suspected shooter killed
John Ismay / New York Times:
Photo Appears to Capture Path of Bullet Used in Assassination Attempt  —  Michael Harrigan, a retired F.B.I. special agent, said the image captured by Doug Mills, a New York Times photographer, seems to show a bullet streaking past former President Donald J. Trump.
Trump sends fundraising appeal: ‘I will NEVER SURRENDER’  —  Trump's political operation just sent out its first campaign fundraising appeals since the shooting.  The former president's joint fundraising committee sent an email and text message Sunday afternoon.
Lily Mae Lazarus / The Daily Beast:
Both Sides Push Donald Trump Assassination Conspiracies: ‘Deep State,’ ‘Crisis Actor’  —  SAD BUT TRUE  —  It only took minutes for the bullets fired at Donald Trump to become the stuff of fevered conspiracy theories from both sides of the political divide.  —  Journalist
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