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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 12:57 PM

Trump's vile tweetstorm reveals the ugly core of his 'law and order' campaign

Opinion by Greg Sargent

“Law and order” without the rule of law is neither “law” nor “order.” And any news organization that uncritically describes President Trump’s reelection campaign as premised on “law and order” appeals, without placing his concerted efforts to destroy the rule of law in America front and center alongside them, is helping to drain those words of all meaning.

Over the weekend, Trump unleashed a vile and frenzied tweetstorm about ongoing violence in Oregon and Wisconsin. His barrage of Twitter activity, which included deliberate efforts to incite civil conflict and support for vigilante activity and jailing political opponents, combined both those elements — superficial law-and-order appeals with open contempt for the rule of law.

Trump’s just-finished convention also juxtaposed law-and-order appeals alongside undisguised contempt for the rule of law. It employed endless lies and absurdities to portray a nation tipped into chaos by a “radical left” that has supposedly taken Joe Biden captive, combined with the extensive, unlawful use of government resources to serve Trump’s reelection hopes.

These two things — Trump’s law-and-order messaging as a reelection candidate, and his destruction of the rule of law as president — are often treated as two distinct things. But they are actually part of the same story.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/08/31/trumps-vile-tweetstorm-reveals-ugly-core-his-law-order-campaign/

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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 01:06 PM

1. Laws are only for the Un rich

it seems? Do as I say not as I do.

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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 02:59 PM

2. Trump's Law & Order Kill with impunity

Privilege means private law.

Trump's brand is chaos, violence and cruelty. His followers love it.

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