A desperate Trump is trying to signal to his armed followers like the boogaloo boys that something needs to be done to free Seattle from those “anarchists”.
If disinformation can be naked it’s at least nude in Foxlandia.
The ground truth is much different, but Trump wants that chaos to draw attention from his rising COVID-19 death toll and the debacle of his attempt to weaponize a walk to St John’s church with his Bible. He’s getting all kinds of help from OAN.
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) June 11, 2020
As Matthew Gertz documented, in the 90 minutes or so before Trump erupted, Fox pumped out some extraordinarily lurid imagery of the scene, complete with chyrons such as “liberals surrender America,” “Seattle surrenders police precinct” and “Seattle under siege.”Even if you grant Trump’s premise that things are getting somewhat out of control there — which is debatable — it’s still highly demented for Trump to issue threats to send in the military apparently based on what he sees on Fox News.
It’s another sign of how deeply Trump dwells in “Foxlandia,” where he’s always winning and everything he does is strong.
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