Arizona senatorial candidate Marc Victor, economist Adam Posen and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are all having bad days.
- But who’s having the worst day on Twitter?
HAVING A BAD ONE
VICTOR: At Arizona’s senatorial debate yesterday, the Libertarian Party candidate raised eyebrows by declaring “reasonable minds” disagree on what the age of consent should be.
Libertarian Party candidate Mark Victor in Arizona’s US Senate debate tonight: “What should the age of consent be? This is something that reasonable minds disagree on. That should be up for a vote.”
— Nate Hochman (@njhochman) October 7, 2022
POSEN: Speaking at a Cato Institute event yesterday, the president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, an influential think tank, earned fierce blowback by suggesting people opposed to free trade policies are motivated by racism.
Another astonishing clip from the Cato Institute event today, this one from the influential Adam Posen, head of the Peterson Institute. He says a focus on domestic manufacturing is simply a “fetish for keeping white males with low education in the powerful positions they are in.” pic.twitter.com/ii4F0ssAjY
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) October 6, 2022
ZELENSKY: Just hours after Time named the Ukrainian president a likely candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize, he provoked widespread backlash by appearing to urge NATO to launch a “preventive strikes” on Russia. Zelensky’s communications team was forced into damage control mode, claiming his remarks were misinterpreted, and he was merely referring to sanctions.
4ever respect to Zelensky for sinking his Nobel Peace Prize by calling for a preemptive nuclear holocaust on the eve of the announcement 💪
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) October 7, 2022