Wiretap: FLOTUS hits hard, Trump hits bottom and Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Prize

Abandon ship

Some major Republican donors are ready to give up on Donald Trump. And now they’re saying the RNC should do the same. Via the New York Times.

Defining moments

Dan Balz on how two speeches in two hours — one by Michelle Obama and one by Trump — may define the 2016 election. Via the Washington Post.

FLOTUS to the rescue

Michelle Obama, in the hardest hitting speech she has probably ever given, tells a New Hampshire crowd that the Trump video had “shaken me to my core.” She went on to say: “I can’t believe I am saying that a candidate for president of the United States has actually bragged about sexually assaulting women. I cannot stop thinking about this.” Vox has the video.

A new low

Eli Stokols describes Trump’s West Palm Beach speech as going “full Breitbart.” Via Politico.

See you in court

Trump threatens to sue the New York Times. The Times’s lawyer basically replies, “Bring it on.” Via the New York Times.

Lock-her room talk

Charles Krauthammer goes all George Will on Trump, says it’s not so much the “locker room talk” as it is the “lock her up” talk. Via the Washington Post.

Drip, drip

More on the leaked Clinton camp emails, via the National Review.

Shelter from the storm

Some good advice from David Remnick: Ignore the campaign for long enough to celebrate Bob Dylan as a Nobel laureate. Via the New Yorker.

It ain’t him

Why Dylan shouldn’t have won the Nobel Prize. (Because he doesn’t need one, but literature does?) Via the New York Times.

Photo credit: Xavier Badosa, Creative Commons, Flickr 

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