America’s pre-existing condition remains untreated. I wrote about the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, the rebellion it has inspired, and how racism is working to kill black people — and the nation itself. My latest for @RollingStone .
The president tear-gassed American protesters—in the midst of a pulmonary pandemic—who pleading peacefully for police to stop killing black folks. And for what? To hold up a Bible. A taste of martial law mixed with theocracy, heaped on top of the usual helping of white supremacy.
Those peaceful protesters want police to stop killing black people and for white supremacy to die. These are two goals Trump has opposed. No wonder he responded with violence. That he did so to wrap himself in Christianity, for some kind of theatrical absolution, seems fitting.
@NNamison You’re incorrect, or at least, being deliberately incomplete. The soldiers in 1992 weren’t performing law enforcement duties. Trump is explicitly saying here that the military will do the job that he feels law enforcement isn’t doing right now.
An entire island full of Americans in Puerto Rico are without power right now, and @POTUS is cursing out NFL players at his campaign rally.
All these folks worried about erasing history when the Confederate statues come down will be thrilled to learn about the existence of books.
He never called the white supremacists who terrorized Charlottesville “sons of bitches,” did he? Some of them got to be “very fine people.”