Philip Bump, Washington Post

Philip Bump

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Recent articles by Philip:

Trump’s prepared notes: Democrats he criticized are 'DANGEROUS’ and may ‘hate America’

A Post photographer got a close-up of Trump's notes in response to criticism of his tweets. → Read More

Given an opportunity to criticize white nationalists, Trump instead welcomed their agreement

Of white nationalists agreeing with his "go back" tweets: "It doesn't concern me because many people agree with me." → Read More

Who offered this criticism of the U.S.: Trump or a Democratic congresswoman?

Trump's disparagement of Democratic women as "un-American" highlights his own fraught relationship with support for the country. → Read More

Son, husband of immigrants tells U.S.-born political opponents to ‘go back’ to where they came from

President Trump's complaint is pretty obviously not about nationality. → Read More

President Trump, your problem isn’t bias by Twitter. It’s that you tweet too much.

At the White House's social media summit on Thursday, Trump offered bad excuses for his increasing social-media impotence. → Read More

No, Obama didn’t remove the citizenship question from the census

In 2005, the long-form census questionnaire was retired in favor of another data collection tool. → Read More

Trump killed the presidential weekly address, and no one noticed

An admittedly on-again-off-again tradition since FDR is now off — apparently for good. → Read More

Here’s how Trump and his allies want to centralize power by focusing on citizenship

A look at the possible fall-out from determining citizenship. → Read More

The ideological tension between Pelosi and outspoken Democratic freshmen

Pelosi has moved toward the party's ideological center since becoming leader. → Read More

Why Trump’s ICE raids might deport people who weren’t given a chance to stay legally

The raids are reported to be targeting 2,000 people scheduled for deportation, but they could include more people than that. → Read More

The White House just demonstrated exactly why its ‘social media summit’ doesn’t make sense

The White House deplatformed a supporter because of an anti-Semitic cartoon. → Read More

Fifteen minutes on cable television that illustrated one of America’s deepest political divides

Without knowing it, soccer star Megan Rapinoe demonstrated the deep bias in Tucker Carlson's anti-immigrant rant. → Read More

How the ‘Access Hollywood’ incident gave us the Trump we recognize today

He learned that he could demand loyalty despite the odds, and get it. → Read More

Don’t blame the Seth Rich conspiracy on Russians. Blame Americans.

A new report linking the unfounded conspiracy to Russian intelligence is much thinner than what we already know. → Read More

Attorney General Barr would rather not have Mueller explaining what his report actually says

Barr understands that Mueller's testimony won't line up neatly with his own summary of the report. → Read More

The double-edged significance of Pelosi’s ‘Make America White Again’ slam

The overlap of race and party muddies the motivation behind some political actions. → Read More

Three decades ago, the bottom 90 percent of America held 40 percent of total net worth. Today, it holds 30.

Send your thanks to George W. Bush. → Read More

Trump’s disparagement of Britain’s ambassador was unusually descriptive

The president deployed most of his favorite insults against Kim Darroch — and one new one. → Read More

Trump’s claim that he predicted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary win is almost certainly false

Trump is a master at predicting upsets — after the fact. → Read More

In icing out the British ambassador, Trump’s found a critic he can punish

Punish, in this case, for promoting positions shared by many Americans or reported in the media. → Read More