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#908

Yeah, Trump team loves to drum up old racist slogans, like this one or America First, then pretend ignorance. Loudest dog whistle I’ve ever heard. :roll_eyes:

@Windthin what’s the gaslighting level this week?


(David Bythewood) #909

Oh, very, very high, unbelievable levels.

I watched the video of Omar Jimenez and his crew being arrested.

They want after Mr. Jimenez first, then his film crew. A block over there was an all white CNN crew who were not touched. In the video he’s clearly reporting, live, and suddenly they arrest him. Then about a minute later they arrest the crew. All the while this is LIVE, so somebody had to be seeing this back at headquarters or somewhere.It is a 6 minute 41 second clip and while the camera is still going the CNN anchors commenting on what is happening state that the Minnesota State Police just told them that the crew was being arrested for refusing to move, despite having A) moved where they’d been told to go and B) asking multiple times where the police wanted them to be.

And then they doubled down and issued this:

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And that’s not even including Trump, who has gone to war on Twitter, pretending to try to revoke 230, and even used the White House account to repeat his “thugs” and “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” comment. Twitter flagged both the original and the copy so you can’t respond or like them.

Trump has taken credit for ordering the National Guard into Minnesota (he cannot and did not do that), taken credit for extending the recruitment of National Guard to help with COVID-19 (he did not do that, Democrats like my Senator Tammy Baldwin made that happen after it came out he was ending the program 1 day before they’d get benefits)…

and he JUST posted this:

Clearly he’s already backpeddling on his racism and now the GOP will claim this is what he REALLY meant.


#910

Typical, proves my point above. :roll_eyes: It’s so malicious.


(David Bythewood) #911

Yup. Also, he tweeted that 13 minutes ago. He’s now 20 minutes late for his own press conference.


#912

MN Police officer arrested. 3rd degree murder and manslaughter.


(David Bythewood) #913

Apparently in 1968 former and future Alabama Gov. and then presidential candidate George Wallace also used Trump’s new “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” slogan that he is now desperately backpedaling from.


(David Bythewood) #914

::Stares:: :flushed::flushed::flushed::flushed::exploding_head:






Wait… what… how? So he walked out there. read off a teleprompter attacking China, said nothing about the pandemic itself or Minnesota, and then left without questions???


#915

It was a weasel move…T did not want to confront any questions regarding his MN tweet, even if he tried to clean it up minutes before the news conference.

T came out as the “I am cleaning up the economy” President, with all his maskless henchment standing like bold Space Force Men. The visuals alone…astounding.

Bye bye Hong Kong…China…US standing in the world.:weary:

P.S. T is clear - no more Coronavirus updates. The country is in recovery mode. (Me - WTF)


#916

The fuck did he just do?!


#917

This announcement tells Hong Kong we do not recognize your ‘autonomy,’ which was what Pompeo talked about this week. Due to the virus, China is coming down even harder on Hong Kong. We will no longer prop up Hong Kong.

Bad move…

President Trump said Friday that his administration would “begin the process” of ending the American government’s special relationship with Hong Kong, including on trade and law enforcement, and that it was withdrawing from the World Health Organization, as part of a broad effort to retaliate against China.

But the president was unclear about the speed and full scope of the actions, and his remarks left many questions unanswered. Stock markets rose after Mr. Trump’s speech in the White House Rose Garden, suggesting that investors had feared the president would take even more draconian steps against China, the world’s second-largest economy.


#918

Agreed. Bad move, this is totally giving up the game to the Chinese government. But promoting democracy has never been a part of Trump’s platform.


#919

Truth


#920

This.

Mapping Police Violence


#921

Powerful video via Jimmy Kimmel intro

Go to 5:10


(David Bythewood) #922

Trump is now calling protesters fake, pushing vile right-wing crisis actor lies that de-legitimize their anger, while bragging about how eager his Secret Service agents are to hurt people with “vicious dogs” and “ominous weapons.”

And this is meanwhile stirring up the QAnon-MAGA types to de-legitimize all of the protests as manufactured:


(David Bythewood) #923

Meanwhile? At a press conference for city mayors it was made apparent that much of the further unrest is from white people coming from out of state and specifically targeting black businesses and communities.









Another from Eleven Films.


(David Bythewood) #924

#925

The woman who was pushed by a police officer suffered a concussion and the NYPD are reviewing the videos of the assault.


#926

Cops don’t give a fuck


(David Bythewood) #927

Photos and video from my tiny corner of the world in north central Illinois today, and the largest protest I’ve ever seen here in nearly 25 years.