The president celebrated his birthday on Sunday by ranting on Twitter once again. Mr. Trump continued to drum up the notion of “fake news” going around the country. This time, he focused on the protests in Seattle, Washington, referring to them as a “radical left takeover.”
By now, many people can easily come to the conclusion that Trump will do anything to drum up lies his supporters will believe, especially in desperate attempts to win reelection in November.
Here is Twitter’s response:
According to USA Today:
‘Young white people wander what’s become known as CHAZ, White Claw seltzers in hand as a tuba player lofts a jaunty tune into the evening air. A woman draws chalk art on the street as dozens of others wait patiently in line to buy hot dogs, ignoring the free food piled across the street at the “No Cop Co-Op” tent. A red-haired woman roller-skates in turquoise boots, and couples wander the six-block area with $16 craft Negronis. A Pilates instructor poses for photos at the “Free Cap Hill” sign and a group of people sit on couches at the “Conversation Cafe” near a Post-It covered Dream Board.’
After George Floyd’s death, the Seattle protests grew more confrontational, and police used tear gas and pepper spray in attempts to disperse massive crowds. On June 8, the police withdrew from the East Precinct Station, relinquishing control over what is known as CHAZ (Capitol Hill Autononmous Protest Zone). Protesters used spray paint to rename it the “Seattle People Department.”