EL PASO. Even on a visit to a hospital, Trump couldn’t help bragging about his crowd sizes and attacking “crazy” Beto O’Rourke. “That was some crowd,” Trump says of his event. “We had twice the number outside. And then you had this crazy Beto. Beto had like 400 people in a parking lot, and they said his crowd was wonderful.”
ROD BLAGOJEVICH. Trump considering pardon for former Illinois governor and Celebrity Apprentice contestant: “Blagojevich was impeached and imprisoned for attempting to use his office for personal and financial gain, including by attempting to sell the former Senate seat held by then-President-elect Barack Obama.”
#GREENSHIRTGUY. Man goes viral laughing at Trump supporters.
DAVID GEFFEN. How he spends his $8.5 billion fortune.
BEYONCÉ. Pregnant again?
SUSPENSION. Trump campaign and RNC halt ad spending on Twitter after platform suspends Mitch McConnell’s account: “Twitter’s hostile actions toward Leader McConnell’s campaign are outrageous, and we will not tolerate it,” said Jesse Hunt, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. “The NRSC will suspend all spending with Twitter until further notice. We will not spend our resources on a platform that silences conservatives.”
POLAND. Activists rally against anti-gay bishop: ‘Several hundred people demonstrated in Warsaw on Wednesday (Aug 7) against the city’s archbishop for calling LGBT+ activists “the rainbow plague”, organisers said. In a rally in front of the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See in the Polish capital, the protesters called on Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski to resign.’
ADAM LAMBERT. On fame after Idol, being gay in the mainstream, and Lil Nas X. “The world is changing, especially in the United States. We’re moving forward, and that is direct evidence. But also it helps that he had a No. 1 song. I feel like it gave him the confidence to be like, ‘I can do whatever the heck I want!’”
TRAILER OF THE DAY. Shia LaBeouf’s Honey Boy.
NOPE OF THE DAY. Wasp nest filling a car.
THIRSTY THURSDAY. Antony Tran.