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A New York Times analysis found that over half of President Trump's more than 11,000 tweets to date have been attacks. Key stats: He has tweeted 570 attacks against immigrants and tweeted praise to dictators 132 times.

Be smart: "... some of the topics on which Mr. Trump gets the most 'likes' and retweets — jabs at the N.F.L., posts about the special counsel’s investigation, unfounded allegations of widespread voter fraud — poll poorly with the general public," per the Times.

Details: Trump has retweeted "white nationalists, anti-Muslim bigots and adherents of QAnon" among other unverified accounts, dozens of which have been suspended by Twitter. He has boasted about applause and crowd size at his events 183 times and called out news media as the “enemy of the people” 36 times.

Of note: Trump's top aides "discussed asking Twitter to impose a 15-minute delay on his account" early in his presidency, the Times reports.

  • But, aides "quickly abandoned the idea after recognizing the political peril if it the idea leaked to the press — or to their boss."

Go deeper: Trump's tweets are losing their potency

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Case growth outpacing testing in coronavirus hotspots

Data: The COVID Tracking Project. Note: Vermont and Hawaii were not included because they have fewer than 20 cases per day. Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

The United States' alarming rise in coronavirus cases isn't due to increased testing — particularly not where cases have grown fastest over the last month.

Why it matters: The U.S. doesn't yet know what it looks like when a pandemic rages on relatively unchecked after the health system has become overwhelmed. It may be about to find out.

The impending retail apocalypse

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Because of the coronavirus and people's buying habits moving online, retail stores are closing everywhere — often for good.

Why it matters: Malls are going belly up. Familiar names like J.C. Penney, Neiman Marcus and J. Crew have filed for bankruptcy. Increasingly, Americans' shopping choices will boil down to a handful of internet Everything Stores and survival-of-the-fittest national chains.

Biden campaign using Instagram to mobilize celebrity supporters

Collins appears on the Build live interview series in November 2019. Photo: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images

The Biden campaign is launching a new initiative today that will draft Hollywood celebrities for Instagram Live chats with campaign officials and other Biden supporters.

Why it matters: The campaign, called #TeamJoeTalks, is an attempt to open up a new front on social media, drawing on celebrities’ Instagram followers to help find and motivate voters while large parts of the country remain locked down.