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Trump lied, people died as his carnage continues

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Trump tweeted before he went to bed, with more nonsense and no plan.

Critics have been warning for months that a desperate Trump might try to use the pandemic to delay the election — or delegitimize the results and refuse to concede if he loses. In classic Trumpian fashion, the President said the quiet part out loud and openly threatened our democracy.
To be clear, the US has never delayed an election before, even in the middle of the Civil War or the 1918 influenza pandemic.
The President’s tweet was met with predictable outrage. Even the arch-conservative Steven Calabresi, co-founder of the Federalist Society, an organization that formed in the 1980s to nurture a network of conservative judges, was moved to publish an op-ed in the New York Times. “Until recently, I had taken as political hyperbole the Democrats’ assertion that President Trump is fascist,” he wrote. “But this latest tweet is fascistic and is itself grounds for the president’s immediate impeachment again by the House of Representatives and his removal from office by the Senate.”

Instead of using the powers of his office to provide personal protective gear for doctors around the country, Trump issued calls to “liberate” several states in lockdown, which only pushed the country deeper into this public health crisis. The administration failed in its response to the pandemic, and there is a massive resurgence of the virus throughout the South and Midwest. More than 150,000 people have died, the country faces a looming economic crisis and school reopenings hang in the balance.

Then there are his policies. His family separation policies created deplorable conditions for young children. He turned to emergency powers to fund a border wall that Congress did not support. Most recently, he sent federal agents to Portland to forcibly put down citizen protests and threatened to do the same in other cities.


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