Whenever a crisis happens in a blue state, Trump is quick to blame mayors, governors, and Democratic members of Congress. When a global pandemic kills 105,000 people and the Trump administration fails to respond for an entire months, it’s everyone else’s fault – Obama, the governors, the CDC, The World Health Organization, China, and Dr. Anthony Fauci – and Trump publicly refuses to take responsibility.
Donald Trump is president of the United States. No one has more authority in this country than he does. Yet again, a crisis is everyone’s fault but his and he takes no responsibility, just rants and raves and points fingers, stirring further unrest and division at a time when it is least needed.
Trump also repeated a lie he had tweeted the night before during the protests.
The mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, called in the National Guard two days before Trump tweeted the lie the first time, which was widely reported on both local and national news stations. Trump is once again taking credit for a job he did not do. His outrage over businesses being burned and looted is also much more evident than any emotion he felt for the violent and tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, or Ahmaud Arbery, the deaths of whom sparked the nationwide protests. In fact, he hasn’t mentioned Taylor or Arbery at all.
It’s also interesting to note that Trump’s outrage over these protests are quite different than his reaction to the armed insurrection led by white men with semi-automatic weapons who stormed government buildings, spit in the faces of police officers during a global pandemic, and protested their dearly-held rights to get haircuts and tattoos. Somehow, none of those groups were designated a terrorist organization. Antifa, by the way, is not an organization, nor are they the reported groups doing damage to start conflict among the protesters. In fact, police suspect far right groups such as the Bugaloo Boys, most of whom vehemently support Donald Trump.
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