Eric Trump tweets-and-deletes attempted Obama burn.

The spawn of Donald Trump have certainly proven themselves to be the children of Donald Trump this week, with each of the Holy Trinity (Don Jr., Ivanka, and Eric) doing something embarrassing and/or dangerous.

Ivanka Trump kicked off her presidential campaign by pretending to be a world leader, hopping into photo ops with heads of state and trying her damnedest to contribute to the conversation. The now-iconic Unwanted Ivanka meme was born.

Donald Trump Jr. shared a racist tweet about Senator Kamala Harris, jumping into birtherism's female reboot.

Eric Trump, who Saturday Night Live portrays as "the dumb one" in a family of dumb ones, tweeted an attempted burn at former President Barack Obama that ended up just being a massive self-own.


My dude tweeted-and-deleted a photo he claimed showed Obama at the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea in 2008. If you recall what the world was like just eleven years ago, George W. Bush was the president, and Obama was a mere senator from Illinois.


The photo was taken in 2012, when Barack Obama, the guy with "Commander in Chief" written on his jacket, was indeed a the commander in chief.

Plus, maybe not offering a dictator a propaganda photoshoot for free was a good thing?


It was also unclear what Eric is trying to say that his father accomplished, other than getting Kim Jong Un to smile. He'd be so pretty if he smiled more.


He fixed the post with a fact-check, but it got burned as well.


Eric is on board with Bromance Diplomacy, but other Americans would rather not see the president become BFFs with a guy who tortured an American student to death and fed his own uncle to dogs, Ramsay Bolton-style.


It's okay, buddy. We can't all be experts in history and diplomacy like Ivanka.

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When "bobcat" trended on Twitter this week, no one anticipated the unreal series of events they were about to witness. The bizarre bobcat encounter was captured on a security cam video and...well...you just have to see it. (Read the following description if you want to be prepared, or skip down to the video if you want to be surprised. I promise, it's a wild ride either way.)

In a North Carolina neighborhood that looks like a present-day Pleasantville, a man carries a cup of coffee and a plate of brownies out to his car. "Good mornin!" he calls cheerfully to a neighbor jogging by. As he sets his coffee cup on the hood of the car, he says, "I need to wash my car." Well, shucks. His wife enters the camera frame on the other side of the car.

So far, it's just about the most classic modern Americana scene imaginable. And then...

A horrifying "rrrrawwwww!" Blood-curdling screaming. Running. Panic. The man abandons the brownies, races to his wife's side of the car, then emerges with an animal in his hands. He holds the creature up like Rafiki holding up Simba, then yells in its face, "Oh my god! It's a bobcat! Oh my god!"

Then he hucks the bobcat across the yard with all his might.

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Since March of 2020, over 29 million Americans have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to the CDC. Over 540,000 have died in the United States as this unprecedented pandemic has swept the globe. And yet, by the end of 2020, it looked like science was winning: vaccines had been developed.

In celebration of the power of science we spoke to three people: an individual, a medical provider, and a vaccine scientist about how vaccines have impacted them throughout their lives. Here are their answers:

John Scully, 79, resident of Florida

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When John Scully was born, America was in the midst of an epidemic: tens of thousands of children in the United States were falling ill with paralytic poliomyelitis — otherwise known as polio, a disease that attacks the central nervous system and often leaves its victims partially or fully paralyzed.

"As kids, we were all afraid of getting polio," he says, "because if you got polio, you could end up in the dreaded iron lung and we were all terrified of those." Iron lungs were respirators that enclosed most of a person's body; people with severe cases often would end up in these respirators as they fought for their lives.

John remembers going to see matinee showings of cowboy movies on Saturdays and, before the movie, shorts would run. "Usually they showed the news," he says, "but I just remember seeing this one clip warning us about polio and it just showed all these kids in iron lungs." If kids survived the iron lung, they'd often come back to school on crutches, in leg braces, or in wheelchairs.

"We all tried to be really careful in the summer — or, as we called it back then, 'polio season,''" John says. This was because every year around Memorial Day, major outbreaks would begin to emerge and they'd spike sometime around August. People weren't really sure how the disease spread at the time, but many believed it traveled through the water. There was no cure — and every child was susceptible to getting sick with it.

"We couldn't swim in hot weather," he remembers, "and the municipal outdoor pool would close down in August."

Then, in 1954 clinical trials began for Dr. Jonas Salk's vaccine against polio and within a year, his vaccine was announced safe. "I got that vaccine at school," John says. Within two years, U.S. polio cases had dropped 85-95 percent — even before a second vaccine was developed by Dr. Albert Sabin in the 1960s. "I remember how much better things got after the vaccines came out. They changed everything," John says.

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