Philip Rucker

Philip Rucker

@PhilipRucker

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White House Bureau Chief at The Washington Post | Political Analyst for NBC News & MSNBC | philip.rucker@washpost.com

Joined on July 23 2009
2019-09-18 00:45:21

Crowd size doesn't necessarily translate into electability, but Trump has thrust it into the 2020 race as, at the v least, a meaningful discussion point. My latest w @AnnieLinskey:

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2019-09-18 02:01:02

Just in from White House: Trump will visit the border wall at Otay Mesa, Calif., tomorrow when he is in the San Diego area.

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2019-09-18 00:56:05

.@PhilipRucker aboard AF1 to catch Trump’s latest homeless shaming comments, following a week of reporting by @JStein_WaPo @jdawsey1 & me previewing the administration’s plans to target homelessness in California.

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2019-09-17 21:38:28

NEW--> Trump says homeless people hurt the 'prestige' of Los Angeles, San Francisco. My latest with @JStein_WaPo on the presidential visit to California

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2019-09-17 18:11:24

POTUS on the death of Cokie Roberts, via pool: “I never met her. She never treated me nicely. But I would like to wish her family well. She was a professional and I respect professionals. I respect you guys a lot, you people a lot. She was a real professional."

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2019-09-17 18:15:47

Trump tells press pool there are five finalists for national security adviser: Robert O’Brien, Ric Waddell, Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, Fred Fleitz and Keith Kellogg.

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2019-09-17 13:54:39

Sharp @alexburnsNYT piece on two divergent visions of corruption shaping the 2020 race: Warren in Washington Square Park and Trump in Rio Rancho

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2019-09-17 03:54:45

Good @peterbakernyt & @SangerNYT piece on Trump’s deference to Saudi Arabia and his effective outsourcing of decision about whether and how to commit US forces

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2019-09-17 03:48:04

Trump’s dual instincts on Iran: Big threats and an eagerness to deal — smart @agearan read on Trump’s contradictions

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2019-09-17 03:25:01

NEW —> Trump, whose crackdown on illegal immigration and incendiary rhetoric have been a hallmark of his first term, makes a direct appeal to Hispanic voters to secure him a second term. My latest with @ReisThebault from New Mexico

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2019-09-17 00:56:19

.@ewarren camp says at least 20,000 people attended her rally in Washington Square Park tonight. (They got 23K rsvps, an aide says, and stopped counting attendees at 20K once Warren began speaking.) This is her biggest event yet, following a Seattle rally that drew 15,000.

.@ewarren camp says at least 20,000 people attended her rally in Washington Square Park tonight. 

(They got 23K rsvps, an aide says, and stopped counting attendees at 20K once Warren began speaking.)

This is her biggest event yet, following a Seattle rally that drew 15,000. https://t.co/Exj6CsxKlA
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2019-09-17 00:27:37

My, my, my... @AshleyRParker has the debrief on Trump’s favorite possessive

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2019-09-17 00:40:21

Trump and the “my” possessive pronoun, which he uses to describe advisers, family and favored reporters as part of an “almost subconscious effort to shine warmth on someone in his orbit,” @AshleyRParker writes

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2019-09-17 00:36:18

Trump just touched down in New Mexico, where @ToluseO writes he’s waging a long-shot 2020 bid for Latino voters in a state controlled by Democrats

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2019-09-16 20:31:24

You might have thoughts about what should or shouldn't have been done in Afghanistan. Or about what should happen now. But you should definitely read this by @Tmgneff

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2019-09-16 20:34:52

Daily Beast says Bolton is talking to agents about a Trump book.

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2019-09-16 19:46:46

Good at math? Work hard? Some Asian Americans bristle at Andrew Yang’s use of stereotypes, @amybwang reports

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A Georgetown resident worried there might be a mountain lion in her yard after seeing footage on her security camera. Wildlife experts say it's actually just a cat. https://wapo.st/30oabS2

A Georgetown resident worried there might be a mountain lion in her yard after seeing footage on her security camera.

Wildlife experts say it's actually just a cat. https://t.co/UYPuPmXAwI https://t.co/5LwiWVwmzn
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2019-09-16 17:12:22

Kamala Harris grew up in a mostly white world. Then she went to a black university in a black city — read @RobinGivhan, the latest in WaPo’s "The Pursuit” series on 2020 presidential candidates

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2019-09-16 13:52:55

New — Chris Coons, in letter to Wray, told the FBI last fall of new information about Kavanaugh from Max Stier and asked for “appropriate follow up.” The FBI didn’t interview him

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2019-09-16 13:12:34

“It’s winner and winning center and our White House, our president, is at the top of his game”

Quoted@maggieNYT

Missed this last week - without commenting on the MMFA description, the Dobbs remarks on WH staff beaming sunshine (his words) reminds me of Michael Wolff insisting all of our real time reporting about WH chaos was wrong - until he wrote his book.

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2019-09-16 11:35:27

Trump lashed out at the media for reporting he would meet with Iran with ‘no conditions.’ He’s said as much on camera twice.

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2019-09-15 23:28:12

Pompeo, Tuesday: "The president has made very clear he is prepared to meet with no preconditions." Trump, Sunday: "The Fake News is saying that I am willing to meet with Iran, 'No Conditions.' That is an incorrect statement (as usual!)."

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2019-09-15 18:52:19

1) The “we are with you the entire way” quote is from Kevin McCarthy, obviously not the Post itself. 2) This is the “coalesced” sentence: “Republicans, meanwhile, have largely coalesced around Trump, but it’s far from clear that the president has a winning message for 2020.”

1) The “we are with you the entire way” quote is from Kevin McCarthy, obviously not the Post itself. 2) This is the “coalesced” sentence: “Republicans, meanwhile, have largely coalesced around Trump, but it’s far from clear that the president has a winning message for 2020.” https://t.co/Lb3TAZ7tRT
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2019-09-15 18:52:00

"It is no coincidence that some of Ms. Harris’s sharpest moments as a national voice have come in political combat." great one from @mattfleg

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2019-09-15 17:48:06

Pelosi in particular has mastered appealing to the president’s ego and love of showy ceremonies.

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2019-09-15 13:33:06

“During the campaign in 2016, Mr. Trump would blast Mr. John’s music aboard his private airplane so loudly that people could not sleep, according to former campaign aides.” amazing ⁦@maggieNYT⁩ article on Donald Trump’s Elton obsession/fandom

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2019-09-15 02:20:11

Here’s Elton John’s full nite, sent via email, to the president elect in Nov 2016

Here’s Elton John’s full nite, sent via email, to the president elect in Nov 2016 https://t.co/zNR1epQxDN
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2019-09-15 02:27:07

Elton John, the soundtrack of Trump’s rallies, turned Trump down to perform at the inaugural and has been a subject of the president’s obsessions. A @maggieNYT special —>

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