President Trump returned to Trump Tower in Manhattan on Tuesday to the official news that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is opening a formal impeachment inquiry.

What he's saying: Trump claimed earlier in the day at the United Nations General Assembly that Democrats leaning into impeachment would cost them the election. His reactions on Twitter following Pelosi's official announcement were more colorful.

  • Tweet #1: "Such an important day at the United Nations, so much work and so much success, and the Democrats purposely had to ruin and demean it with more breaking news Witch Hunt garbage. So bad for our Country!"
  • Tweet #2: "Pelosi, Nadler, Schiff and, of course, Maxine Waters! Can you believe this?"
  • Tweet #3: "They never even saw the transcript of the call. A total Witch Hunt!"
  • Tweet #4: "PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!"

Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, who is already fundraising off the impeachment announcement, added in a statement:

"The misguided Democrat impeachment strategy is meant to appease their rabid, extreme, leftist base, but will only serve to embolden and energize President Trump’s supporters and create a landslide victory for the President.”

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Trump's Tucker mind-meld

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If you want to understand the rhetorical roots of Trump's Independence Day speech at Mount Rushmore, go back and watch Tucker Carlson's monologues for the past six weeks.

Between the lines: Trump — or rather his speechwriter Stephen Miller — framed the president's opposition to the Black Lives Matter protest movement using the same imagery Carlson has been laying out night after night on Fox.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 6 p.m. ET: 11,366,145 — Total deaths: 532,644 — Total recoveries — 6,154,138Map.
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  3. States: Photos of America's pandemic July 4 ICU beds in Arizona hot spot near capacity — Houston mayor warns about hospitals
  4. Public health: U.S. coronavirus infections hit record highs for 3 straight days.
  5. Politics: Former Trump official Tom Bossert says face masks “are not enough”
  6. World: Mexican leaders call for tighter border control as infections rise in U.S.
  7. Sports: Sports return stalked by coronavirus
  8. 1 📽 thing: Drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback.

Bolton's hidden aftershocks

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The news media has largely moved on, but foreign government officials remain fixated on John Bolton's memoir, "The Room Where It Happened."

Why it matters: Bolton's detailed inside-the-Oval revelations have raised the blood pressure of allies who were already stressed about President Trump's unreliability.