Since the protests against the killing of Minneapolis resident and father of two George Floyd at the hands of police, Donald Trump has proven over and over again that he just doesn’t get it. From calling on his MAGA supporters to deal with protesters themselves to invoking Floyd’s name in connection with a good jobs report, Trump has shown how absolutely out of touch he is with the American people.
Of course there’s no Antifa in Maine. There’s no Antifa anywhere. Antifa is a belief in anti-fascism, it’s not a group. There is no membership. There are no card-carrying members of Antifa. It’s just a boogeyman latched onto by Trump and the Republicans to cover for the people who actually cause the trouble at events like these: white supremacists.
Tensions boiled over at the start of the protests because of the pain and anger people felt, but only white supremacists organized online, vowing to “pose as Antifa,” whatever that means, and incite a race war. Of course, Trump doesn’t want to acknowledge that. Those are his voters, the supporters of his “America First” and “build a wall” campaign. Had a single social media page shown up from “Antifa” on which people organized under that name, Trump would demand a congressional hearing. When it’s white supremacists, though, the GOP will staunchly insist that they aren’t really a problem, no matter what the FBI says.
— Dan Scavino (@DanScavino) June 5, 2020
The crowd in Maine was mostly Trump supporters and it doesn’t appear that anyone was harassing them. While the Twitter user Trump retweeted complained that police in riot gear weren’t “protecting” the Trump supporters, she failed to note that they weren’t beating or pepper-spraying them either.
Twitter weighed in on Trump’s Saturday morning tweet. Read some of their comments below:
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