The problem of Trumpian logic and math is that epidemiology has too many syllables. A “99% US survival rate” for Trump is the rhetorical acceptability of a million deaths. The weeks have become even more absurd as the election approaches. That 99% meme accompanies attempts on Twitter to convince people that masks are a health risk, much like Trump didn’t think Desert Storm happened in a jungle, even if it was yet another Trump stumble. One shouldn’t normalize his disinformation, because people might do “stochastic” things on the basis of such disinformation.
During his Independence Day address, US President Donald Trump listed a number of wars the nation has fought in, referencing the Vietnam War and the first Gulf War. Reporters from Snopes and CNN confirmed that a short clip from his speech being shared online is misleading because it has been edited in a way that makes it appear as though the president says Operation Desert Storm took place in Vietnam. A member of Trump’s campaign shared a longer clip from the speech to show the president listing the wars separately.
Fortunately the coming week will feature the SCOTUS ruling on Trump’s financial records.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 29, 2020
Much like the Trumpian claim that the “real enemy” is the left, RWNJs got pwnd by someone on Facebook and caused a dangerous situation for one man in the wrong t-shirt visiting a cemetery at Gettysburg. Lulz.
GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK, PA. — For weeks, a mysterious figure on social media talked up plans for antifa protesters to converge on this historical site on Independence Day to burn American flags, an event that seemed at times to border on the farcical.“Let’s get together and burn flags in protest of thugs and animals in blue,” the anonymous person behind a Facebook page called Left Behind USA wrote in mid-June. There would be antifa face paint, the person wrote, and organizers would “be giving away free small flags to children to safely throw into the fire.”As word spread, self-proclaimed militias, bikers, skinheads and far-right groups from outside the state issued a call to action, pledging in online videos and posts to come to Gettysburg to protect the Civil War monuments and the nation’s flag from desecration. Some said they would bring firearms and use force if necessary.
On Saturday afternoon, in the hours before the flag burning was to start, they flooded in by the hundreds — heavily armed and unaware, it seemed, that the mysterious Internet poster was not who the person claimed to be.[…]As the 3 p.m. start time for the planned flag burning approached, there was no sign of Alan Jeffs or of busloads of antifa members.Suddenly, by the statue of Lee, a biker shouted that he had gotten an alarming call. Someone was preparing to burn a flag, after all, he said. Scores of people jumped on their bikes and roared toward the cemetery.
There, they learned it was not the threat they imagined.A man had entered the cemetery wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt. The man, Trent Somes, later told The Post he was visiting the grave of an ancestor, not protesting. A seminarian and associate pastor at First United Methodist Church in Hanover, Pa., Somes said a crowd of about 50 people surrounded him and aggressively questioned him about his shirt.“I didn’t do anything to them,” he said.Police arrived and encouraged Somes to leave.“For his own safety, federal law enforcement made the decision to remove him, and he was escorted out of the cemetery,” Jason Martz, acting public affairs officer for Gettysburg National Military Park, later said.
— Justice for Floyd Ã¢ÂÂ¡Ã¯Â¸Â I Can't Breathe (@InsideASCIF) July 5, 2020
— Shawn Breen (@TTOJAF) July 4, 2020
Ã¢ÂÂ Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) July 5, 2020
Now a new honeypot: Kanye West thinks he can help suppress a Democratic vote for Denial Don, perhaps Jill Stein can be his VP. Darn self-promotion.
— bomani (@bomani_jones) July 5, 2020
— David Carroll Ã°ÂÂ¦Â (@profcarroll) July 1, 2020