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Sun Aug 30, 2020, 10:30 PM

Trump cannot be allowed to incite his way to reelection

Opinion by Max Boot

President Trump and his cronies are like the cartoon villains in movies who not only unleash dastardly plots but then helpfully explain them to the audience. Thus on Thursday, the president’s outgoing counselor, Kellyanne Conway, told Fox News: “The more chaos and anarchy and vandalism and violence reigns, the better it is for the very clear choice on who’s best on public safety and law and order.”

Seldom has a more cynical or sordid thought been publicly expressed by such a senior White House aide. As Democratic nominee Joe Biden said, Trump is “rooting for more violence, not less,” because he views it as politically beneficial in his quest to scare White America into voting for him.

You can see this horrifying spectacle unfolding over the past few days. On Thursday, in his acceptance speech, Trump castigated all of the “rioting, looting, arson and violence we have seen in Democrat-run cities.” On Friday, at a campaign rally in New Hampshire, Trump again calumniated protesters as “anarchists,” “rioters” and “looters.” On Saturday, a caravan of Trump supporters gathered outside Portland, Ore., and drove through the city, firing paintballs and pepper spray at bystanders.

Before long, a battle broke out between the Trump supporters and Black Lives Matters supporters, with punches thrown and debris hurled. The Post reported: “Trump supporters in trucks were at one point blocked in by the Black Lives Matter activists and began exiting their vehicles, precipitating the violence.” Eventually one person — wearing the hat of a far-right group called Patriot Prayer — was shot dead.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/08/30/trump-cannot-be-allowed-incite-his-way-reelection/

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 10:37 PM

1. Easy way to stop Trump

Visit your local post-office's garbage dump, find stacks of ballots. And use them for scratch paper.

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Sun Aug 30, 2020, 11:03 PM

2. Here's the thing I can't believe

That message MIGHT carry weight if Trump were running for office for the first time. He's the freaking "president" right now! What will reelection accomplish that he can't do now if he's so "law and order"?

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