So much media framing, proliferating COVID-19 at an Ozark pool party sharing breath unlike the loss of breath days later for George Floyd.
On the one hand peaceful protest, on the other vandalism as tourism. Two people have already died from Floyd-related violence.
Now the framing is that no different than the attendance at a Trump rally, there are out-of-state elements much as there are more likely agents provocateurs.
The professionally managed so-called “protesters” at the White House had little to do with the memory of George Floyd. They were just there to cause trouble. The @SecretService handled them easily. Tonight, I understand, is MAGA NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE???— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2020
Trump: “MAGA is make America great again. By the way, they love African-American people, they love black people. MAGA loves the black people.”
Crossing State lines to incite violence is a FEDERAL CRIME! Liberal Governors and Mayors must get MUCH tougher or the Federal Government will step in and do what has to be done, and that includes using the unlimited power of our Military and many arrests. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2020
Because only the left is violent … not. Trump’s path to victory in five months can come from reactionary elements and media discourse.
“Unfortunately, with the rioting that is occurring in many of our cities around the country, the voices of peaceful protest are being hijacked by violent radical elements.” – AG Bill Barr.
The Attorney General failed to acknowledge the white nationalists involved in the protests, as warned by every Minnesota official who has spoken today.— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) May 30, 2020
What more could they possibly have destroyed? The worse thing, though, is the destruction of faith in our nation, the elimination of all hope and all confidence. In 13 years they have had no success at all in mobilizing the strengths that slumber in our people. To the contrary! Because they fear an awakened nation, they have played off one group of people against another: the city against the countryside, the salaried workers against the government employees, those who work with their hands against those who work with their heads… (Adolph Hitler 1932)
….have been greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen. That’s when people would have been really badly hurt, at least. Many Secret Service agents just waiting for action. “We put the young ones on the front line, sir, they love it, and….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2020
PS some of us have been saying for a while that we have far too many vague laws on the books, some of them 200+ years old like this, that dangerously leave the ability of an aspiring autocrat like Trump to abuse power, abuse the military, and stifle dissent. That should change.— Stephen Miles (@SPMiles42) May 30, 2020