🎣 Good Saturday morning ...
Imagine the agony and contortions another politician might have gone through if a signature chant from his rallies ("CNN SUCKS") was found emblazoned on the van of a rabid supporter charged with mailing bombs to political opponents?
Not Trump. At a rally last night at Bojangles' Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C., the president started with a line that could have come from any president: "These terrorist actions must be prosecuted and punished to the fullest extent of the law."
Whoa! A new Trump?
The crowd of 9,000 was in no mood for that, and Trump took the cue.
Trump lectured the media, prompting chants of "CNN sucks!" when he said:
On the South Lawn before he took off for Charlotte, Trump was asked if he was at all to blame.
A single fingerprint taken from a mail bomb sent to Rep. Maxine Waters gave investigators their key break in arresting 56-year-old Cesar Altieri Sayoc, The Wall Street Journal reports:
"FBI Director Christopher Wray said Cesar Sayoc's fingerprints and possible DNA were collected from two of the 13 devices," per AP.
"The people who are closest to a thing are often the most wary of it. Technologists know how phones really work, and many have decided they don’t want their own children anywhere near them," the N.Y Times' Nellie Bowles writes from S.F.:
"n the last year, a fleet of high-profile Silicon Valley defectors have been sounding alarms in increasingly dire terms about what these gadgets do to the human brain."
Why it matters: "For longtime tech leaders, watching how the tools they built affect their children has felt like a reckoning on their life and work."
The ashes of Matthew Shepard, whose brutal murder in the 1990s became a rallying cry for the gay rights movement, were laid to rest in Washington National Cathedral yesterday after a "Thanksgiving and Remembrance" service.
Tyrone Gayle, 30, "a Democratic campaign staffer who logged thousands of miles as a driver for then-U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine in 2012, was a spokesman for Hillary Clinton during her 2016 run for the White House and at the time of his death was press secretary to U.S. Sen. Kamala D. Harris of California," died Thursday at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, the WashPost's Emily Langer writes.
"Gayle was described as making an outsized impact on the campaigns and causes he served over the eight years since he had graduated from college."
Announcing Gayle’s death on Facebook, Kaine wrote that “all who crossed Tyrone’s path were affected by his warmth, humor, and positive energy.”
Tyrone Gayle Memorial Fund: "Tyrone could fly. But that was never enough for him — he wanted us all to fly with him. So he lifted up everyone he touched."
Epic World Series Game 3 — 7 hours, 20 minutes, ending at 12:36 a.m. PT. Dodgers won on a walk-off homer in the 18th inning (!), 3-2:
"The longest game in World Series history, in terms of innings, before [last night's] marathon? Fourteen innings. It had been done three times," per USA Today:
"The longest game in World Series history, by time?"
Last night's game at Dodger Stadium lasted 7 hours, 20 minutes.