There are now 119,000 deaths to date and 2.2 million cases of COVID-19 in the US.
Trump will likely blame the virus superspread event in Tulsa on protesters, as the media frames can be written in the most arcane ways: “they pulled off my mask”, “they coughed on me”, as Trump really would like some protest violence. Removing a curfew encourages unrest and promotes conflict.
The event is more about Trumpian ego, in a state not in electoral play, with an audience he’s willing to sacrifice.
The highest risk place and event will have no curfew.
Tulsa curfew cancelled. All Mayor Bynum's claims about citizen safety, risk assessment, etc. were politicized b.s. Cancelled at Trump campaign behest. https://t.co/QGnn8uofy4
— Karen L. Alexander (@KarenLeeAlex) June 19, 2020
Have fun! pic.twitter.com/GzYihG9tF1
— PoliticalMama (@politicalmablog) June 19, 2020
A woman interviewed on Fox just now waiting outside the BOK Center in Tulsa said tomorrowÃ¢ÂÂs event will be her 36th Trump rally and 19th state Ã¢ÂÂ her first in Oklahoma.
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) June 19, 2020
A big reason why this rally is happening tomorrow: Trump aides want to get him out of the funk he's been in for weeks.
“I guarantee you after Saturday, if everything goes well, he's going to be in a much better mood,” a Trump political adviser told mehttps://t.co/COTznUWidg
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) June 19, 2020
Earlier this month, several top Trump campaign advisers gathered for a virtual strategy session to address a political reality they could no longer ignore: The President was in serious trouble.
Ask them about the symbolism of the Hawaiian shirts.— Coffey T. Judd (@FlashnThunder) June 10, 2020
“…the changing organizational nature and rapid spread of far-right extremism, which is bolstered by conspiracy theories and stressors during an already volatile election year, can make it difficult for police to interdict.”x
It does come from two sides: the police and the militairy.
Murderers of a cop in Oklahoma have ties to Boogaloo movement and used protests as cover for a drive-by shooting https://t.co/GFt5iNLajw
— Mr. Stino (@Stinodepino) June 17, 2020
The assessment, dated June 15 and obtained by Politico, reported that “recent events indicate violent adherents of the boogaloo ideology likely reside in the National Capital Region, and others may be willing to travel far distances to incite civil unrest or conduct violence encouraged in online forums associated with the movement.”
…Several boogaloo adherents have been charged in recent weeks for acts ranging from felony murder to terrorism, and police last month seized military-style assault rifles from so-called “boogaloo bois” in Denver.
Brian Levin, executive director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, said the center’s research shows there have been 27 homicides connected to far-right extremists in the U.S. since 2019, with none connected to the far-left since at least 2016. White supremacists, he added, continue to pose the “most ascendent and prominent threat,” Levin said.
Other think tanks have compiled similar data. The Center for Strategic and International Studies released a report on Wednesday that found that “right-wing extremists perpetrated two thirds of the attacks and plots in the United States in 2019 and over 90 percent between January 1 and May 8, 2020,” defining such extremists as “white supremacists, anti-government extremists, and incels.”
Geez, this has been true at least since Oklahoma City – better late than never, I guess
As Trump warns of leftist violence, a dangerous threat emerges from the right-wing boogaloo movement https://t.co/nfx1tO53Cc
— Josh (@jgrclarke) June 18, 2020
Wait a minute. The Secret Service asked the mayor of Tulsa to put a curfew in place for the next two nights. The mayor complies. And the president* demands the city call it off?
1) The mayor shouldÃ¢ÂÂve told the president* to stuff it.
2) He wants a riot. HeÃ¢ÂÂs begging for one.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) June 19, 2020
Percentage of positive tests in NY, FL and USA over the last ten days. pic.twitter.com/8yyGq4R9yV
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) June 19, 2020
Trump is having a packed indoor rally in this state tomorrow pic.twitter.com/NGoBB6pcCu
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 19, 2020
Watchmen was the first time I learned about the riots on Black Wall Street in Tulsa. This show also approaches relationships between community and police in a thought-provoking way. One of the best shows I've watched in a very long time. Highly recommend! https://t.co/Mbb9EUg5GK
— Hillary Huang (@HHuang_) June 19, 2020
Protesters have a Constitutionally-guaranteed right to peaceably assemble. https://t.co/H82HTXkxxE
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 19, 2020
Billionaires get $583 billion richer since coronavirus began https://t.co/HvLZZkGQSk
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) June 19, 2020
— David Ingram (@David_Ingram) June 19, 2020
An internal Department of Homeland Security assessment of threats to law enforcement makes no mention of “Antifa.”
It says “overall protest-related violence” has been “decreasing significantly.”
Yet Trump's Antifa nonsense continues.
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) June 19, 2020