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Gillibrand, BuzzFeed, and Trump

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Senator Gillibrand announced her presidential run, but who remembers?

On Tuesday, the Junior Senator from New York Kirsten Gillibrand appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to announce the formation of an exploratory committee in an effort to seek the Democratic nomination in 2020. This announcement follows previous announcements by Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, and Congressman Julian Castro.

Gillibrand’s announcement was awkward, poorly timed, and absolutely anything but extraordinary. Where Warren’s announcement made waves and received ample airtime, Gillibrand did not exhibit a commanding presence whatsoever. …


Michael Fenner

Trying to make sense of the current climate.

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