Thank you, Ron Wyden — my senator — for calling out the ocher abomination in the strongest terms.
The fascist speech Donald Trump just delivered verged on a declaration of war against American citizens. I fear for our country tonight and will not stop defending America against TrumpÃ¢ÂÂs assault.— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) June 1, 2020
In case you missed it, here’s some of what Wyden was responding to:
TRUMP: “Our country always wins. That is why I am taking immediate presidential action to stop the violence and restore security and safety in America. I am mobilizing all available federal resources, civilian and military, to stop the rioting and looting to end the destruction and arson and to protect the rights of law-abiding Americans, including your Second Amendment rights. Therefore, the following measures are going into effect immediately. First, we are ending the riots and lawlessness that has spread throughout our country. We will end it now. Today I have strongly recommended to every governor to deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers that we dominate the streets, mayors and governors must establish an overwhelming law enforcement presence until the violence has been quelled.”
TRUMP: “If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them. I am also taking swift and decisive action to protect our great capital Washington, D.C. What happened in this city last night was a total disgrace. As we speak, I am dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel, and law enforcement officers to stop the rioting, looting, vandalism, assaults, and the wanton destruction of property. We are putting everybody on warning our 7 o’clock curfew will be strictly enforced. Those who threatened innocent life and property will be arrested, detained and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I want the organizers of this terror to be on notice that you will face severe criminal penalties and lengthy sentences in jail.”
I fear this will end terribly. And clearing out peaceful protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets for a photo op? With apologies to Caligula and Mussolini, it sounds like something a mad dictator would do.
Trump Humiliates Himself By Holding Bible Upside Down in Pathetic Church Photo Op After Gassing Citizens https://t.co/ezwfjj7Yfw
— #TuckFrump (@realTuckFrumper) June 1, 2020
Has the Bible ever been used in a more disingenuous and exploitative way? pic.twitter.com/3G948kG0K9
— Father Edward Beck (@FrEdwardBeck) June 1, 2020
Everything this guy touches turns to garbage. He’s like black mold spreading uncontrollably through our house.
And if you don’t think this asshole is serious, remember what he said about the brutal suppression of the Tiananmen Square protesters in 1990:
TRUMP: “When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength. Our country is right now perceived as weak … as being spit on by the rest of the world …”
Well, now we’re perceived as awful, stupid, and on the verge of total chaos. Shows you what phony toughness accomplishes.
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