Opinion: This is the consequence of Trump’s reign of rage
Four years later, Trump has made real the apocalyptic vision of America he imagined then.
Monday night, was a dystopian horror. Federal authorities attacked peaceful protesters outside the White House with tear gas, flash-bangs and rubber bullets, as Trump, with Orwellian gall, stood in the Rose Garden proclaiming himself “an ally of all peaceful protesters.” Trump threatened to mobilize federal troops against U.S. citizens on U.S. soil without permission from governors — an act associated with totalitarian countries — then walked across Lafayette Square to St. John’s Church where he held aloft a Bible. Peaceful protesters had been gassed and forcibly dispersed so Trump could have a photo op.
ADThis disgusting scene was long in the making. He ignored an approaching pandemic, turning a crisis into a catastrophe in the United States and worsening the biggest economic collapse since the Great Depression, with more than 40 million out of work and upward of 100,000 dead. Meanwhile, his constant tearing at the fabric of civil society, his dismantling of the institutions that bind us, and his glorifying of racism and violence have ultimately set America ablaze.
The finger-pointing has begun to assign blame for the violence accompanying protests against police brutality. Antifa and anarchists? White supremacists? Opportunistic hooligans? The answer, likely, is all of the above — and all must be condemned. But they are only the proximate cause of the violence. Don’t for a moment doubt the source: Trump has made America hate again.
ADTrump isn’t the one who killed George Floyd by pressing a knee to his neck for. Police brutality against African Americans — and racism generally — has plagued us for centuries. But Trump uniquely fueled fury, with his constant bigotry, his dismantling of police reforms, his encouragement of police aggression and his violent speech.
This nitwit should be calling for peace and calm and he is just doing the opposite. DBestseventy2 The fuhrer of failure.
Trump took shelter in White House bunker as protests ragedPresident Trump spent time in a White House bunker during Friday night's protests outside the executive mansion. lol. coward. The Secret Service took him down there. Smart. Spineless petulant coward
Trump took shelter in White House bunker as protests ragedSecret Service agents rushed President Donald Trump to a White House bunker on Friday night as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the executive mansion, some of them throwing rocks and tugging at police barricades. Trump spent nearly an hour in the bunker, which was designed for use in emergencies Trump acurrucado en un búnker era una imagen radicalmente diferente a la que presentó en Twitter. Temprano el sábado, se jactó de ver la acción desde las ventanas de la Casa Blanca la noche anterior. CowardinChief Fake news
Maya Wiley: Instead of leadership, Trump has 'only fanned the flames of hate'Maya Wiley joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the way President Trump has responded to the protests and unrest raging across the country in the wake of George Floyd's death. mayawiley Yup... mayawiley still spreading the false narrative even with the country under attack. 8,499 OTHER black men arrested that day. Are there hundreds or thousands of other dead black men from that day your NOT reporting on? Its 'systemic', right? mayawiley
Opinion | The Quarantine Bubbles Are Coming and I, for One, Am StressedHow do you decide who belongs in yours? What if you join and find it’s not working out? And what if you aren’t invited to one at all? jenniferweiner Becky is stressed 😆 jenniferweiner After what rioters did. I'm buying more guns and handing out ammo.. jenniferweiner Love all serve all
Opinion | As Trump’s smearing of protesters gets worse, Adam Schiff raises a red flagOpinion: As Trump’s smearing of protesters gets worse, Adam Schiff raises a red flag Are these protesters🤔⁉️ Are Wapo editors human beings with eyes😡⁉️ Shifty is human trash! Guaido se autoproclamó presidente de estados unidos Trump es un usurpador
Opinion | We saw it with our own eyes: Trump wants to go to war against AmericaHe attacks peaceful demonstrators he says he wants to protect. Antifa is not America That is the mindset of a dictator. Who is not for me is against me. DictatorTrump