President Donald Trump has never taken well to the protests against police brutality and systemic racism that have unfolded around the country recently. Now, following the toppling of a D.C. statue of a Confederate general by some of those protesters, Trump has called for arrests to be made, referring to the protesters as “a disgrace to our country.” To be clear, the thing that has Trump so riled up that he’s calling for these arrests is a statue of a racist general who “served” at least 150 years ago or so. Why is he so concerned about the literal monument to racism? Why doesn’t he seem as concerned with protecting black Americans from the legacies of violent racism represented by that very statue?
Besides — it’s a statue of a racist! Suggesting that the statue getting knocked over is some kind of unconscionable affront against American greatness — or something — is ludicrous. It’s a statue of a racist.
‘The D.C. Police are not doing their job as they watch a statue be ripped down & burn. These people should be immediately arrested. A disgrace to our Country! @MayorBowser’
The D.C. Police are not doing their job as they watch a statue be ripped down & burn. These people should be immediately arrested. A disgrace to our Country! @MayorBowser
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2020
Why did he tag the Twitter account of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) as if he can’t just call the mayor’s office? It’s not the first time he’s done something along those lines — in the past, he’s tagged at least a couple of different government departments in his Twitter post as if he’s not the president and can’t just call them up. He’s so incompetently out of place, that tagging government agencies on Twitter while serving as president of the United States is one of the methods he’s used to attempt to get his point across.
His latest rant against protesters in D.C. comes on the heels of him harshly criticizing peaceful protesters around the country, who he’s repeatedly threatened to use the military against.
And Trump gets a defense of the confederacy in under the line before the end of Juneteenth https://t.co/yPZAsf96Fl
— Max Steele (@maxasteele) June 20, 2020
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