What We’re Following
Far-Right Retweets: President Trump retweeted three anti-Muslim videos from the account of Jayda Fransen, a British ultranationalist leader, raising the profile of her group and its extreme anti-Islam and anti-immigration views. The unverified videos purport to show acts of violence committed by Muslims. As Peter Beinart writes, Trump has long played on fear and hatred of Muslims to gain political support. But that doesn’t necessarily mean his actions are purely politics; as David A. Graham writes, the tweets add to a growing body of evidence that Trump’s apparent bigotry isn’t an act.
The Weinstein Effect: NBC announced that it had fired Matt Lauer, a longtime host of the Today show, after a colleague brought an allegation of sexual misconduct