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I just noticed this tidbit in one the New York Times’ endlessly scrolling “Live Updates” feeds:

On what basis can the Vice President deploy troops? Isn’t the President the one who is supposed to be doing this.

The practical answer is that Trump is a delusional narcissist who gave up doing any of the actual job of being President long ago. Nonetheless, this move seems weird and makes me wonder if something is afoot here. another weblog