President Donald Trump continues his desperate campaign to convince observers that his administration is somehow actually running appropriately. Early this Monday morning, as outrage continued to circulate over the federal agents who have been deployed into a number of cities to violently confront peaceful protesters, Trump took to Twitter to defend those deployed agents. Specifically, he claimed that the media is “calling… wrong” the agents who’ve been deployed to Seattle, although it’s unclear what exactly he is talking about. He seems to be trying to make up falsehoods on the media’s part in order to distract from the fact that his administration is using paramilitary violence to confront peaceful protesters.
‘Homeland Security or Federal Forces are little involved in Seattle, other than we have a large standby team in case of emergency. The media is calling that one wrong also. In Portland, we are protecting Federal property, including the Courthouse, which wouldn’t last a day!’
Homeland Security or Federal Forces are little involved in Seattle, other than we have a large standby team in case of emergency. The media is calling that one wrong also. In Portland, we are protecting Federal property, including the Courthouse, which wouldn’t last a day!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2020
Again — it’s unclear what supposed media falsehoods that the president is actually talking about. An article from the Associated Press that was posted about two days before his tweet clearly notes that, according to two sources, the “agents sent to Seattle are on standby to help other federal law enforcement officials protect federal facilities in the city.” In other words, no, the media is not “calling that one wrong.” Similarly, the media has not conspired to keep the truth of the situation in Portland from members of the public. It’s not some kind of secret that federal agents have gone to Portland under the pretext of protecting federal property. Yet, it’s also not a secret that those agents have used incidents like graffiti as excuses for violence against peaceful demonstrators.
A short time before the above tweet, Trump proved how delusionally reality-disconnected he really is. He insisted that a “wall of moms” protest in Portland — which consisted of, as the name suggests, a group of mothers — was a “scam.” What on earth is he talking about? Does he think that a secret, underground, DNC-funded mega-base for Antifa dispatched women who weren’t actually moms? Obviously, there is no such base. The point is that Trump is delusional.
"Mothers" in quotation marks. Then the "dads" in orange, and then the "veterans", and then the "nurses" … Man the anarchists have a very deep crisis actor pool.
The fact no one in the GOP will step in here to argue for reality, at the very least, is damning forever. https://t.co/9Mmc4BXZ1T
— John Rogers (@jonrog1) July 26, 2020
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