Today in 5 Lines
Hours after his convention speech, Donald Trump rekindled an old feud with Ted Cruz and defended the National Enquirer during a press conference. President Obama delivered a rebuke of Trump’s speech Thursday and reaffirmed the United States’s relationship with Mexico at a news conference with Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto. The former Ku-Klux-Klan-leader David Duke announced he will run for U.S. Senate. And at least six people are dead in a shooting in Munich.
Today on The Atlantic
The Outlaw Wants to Be the Sheriff: “And so it came to pass, in the year 2016, on a sunny day in America’s heartland,” Molly Ball writes, “that Donald Trump—builder, shocker, demagogue, smasher of certainties, destroyer of the Republican Party, winner—accepted his party’s nomination, with a vow to restore order.”
The Comeback Kid: Jon Stewart staged a takeover of Stephen Colbert’s desk on Thursday night for a 10-minute Daily Show-style rant, where he blasted Fox News and called Trump an “angry groundhog.” It was just what America needed. (Spencer Kornhaber)
The Rise of Rhetorical Partisanship: The Republican National Convention was filled with references to “radical Islamic terrorism” and “illegal aliens,” while the Democratic National Convention is likely to avoid both of those terms. So when did the two major political parties start speaking different languages? Think circa 1990. (Derek Thompson)