Where Things Stand: The Defiance Strategy
This is your TPM early-afternoon briefing.

Today, he’s forcing the city of Baltimore to host him, against officials’ will.

Yesterday he refused to wear a mask for most of his tour of a Michigan Ford plants and can’t seem to stop himself from publicly feuding with female officials in the state.

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Mayor Jack Young attends the RFP award announcement for the Harlem and Edmondson redevelopment on April 30, 2019 in Baltimore, Md. Young assumed the position when Catherine Pugh stepped down Thursday. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun/TNS) WH Rejects Baltimore Mayor’s Request For Trump To Cancel Visit Amid COVID
Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh leaves the federal courthouse after pleading guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion related to her Healthy Holly books on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun/TNS) Inside The Sprawling Grift Of Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Prime Badge
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