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Phelan M. Ebenhack / AP

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Disney CEO Bob Iger has been telling friends that he's considering a run for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. That's due to a vibe in Hollywood that President Trump has opened the door for moguls to seek higher office (see also: Oprah's non-answer to Bloomberg).

Friends with benefits: Iger counts Michael Bloomberg and Al Gore among his pals — two men who know what it takes to build the infrastructure for a presidential run.

Mouse trap? A presidential run would be contingent on Iger finding a successor to run Disney.

Required reality check: There are 1,343 days until the 2020 election, but Iger sure would make an interesting addition to the Magic Kingdom's Hall of Presidents…

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Why it matters: The COVID Tracking Project warns of a "double-weekend pattern" on Thanksgiving — where the usual weekend backlog of data is tacked on to a holiday.

Trump pardons Michael Flynn

President Trump with Michael Flynn in 2016. Photo: David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images

President Trump on Wednesday pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in the Mueller investigation to lying to FBI agents about his conversations with a former Russian ambassador.

Why it matters: It is the first of multiple pardons expected in the coming weeks, as Axios scooped Tuesday night.

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