Trump Talks Like He’s Running For President Of The Confederacy — HuffPost Running For Reelection, Trump Talks Like He’s Running For President Of The Confederacy — HuffPost
Trump’s presidency is a symbol of the last gasp of white supremacy Trump’s presidency is a symbol of the last gasp of white supremacy
Trump’s legacy is written in blood–from children dying in cages to the dead of Puerto Rico, from Khashoggi to soldiers dying with Russian bounties on their head to the tens of thousands who died because of his catastrophic failure to respond to this pandemic. Traitor. Murderer. David Rothkopf on Twitter
I don’t buy this. If the President’s top aides can’t reach him for 3 hours while he’s playing golf, this WH is even more dangerously dysfunctional than we’ve been led to believe. Trump’s ‘white power’ retweet set off ‘five-alarm fire’ in White House https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-s-white-power-retweet-set-five-alarm-fire-white-n1232495 Joyce Alene on Twitter
Schumer: “President Trump, you lose either way. If you weren’t briefed on this important report, how can you run an administration where something this important is not brought to your level? And if you were told about the report and did nothing, that’s even worse. Shame on you.” Kyle Griffin on Twitter
When kids get shot the @GOP do nothing.
When police kill POC the @GOP do nothing.
When covid kills our elders the @GOP do nothing.
Folks, we are about to experience the mother of all gaslights in response to the Putin bounties.
My wager: Bill Barr is going to launch an “investigation” into the “leaker” who gave the story to the NY Times which is also going to somehow become magically connected to Obamagate Asha Rangappa on Twitter
Black residents oppose Trump’s visit to Jacksonville on anniversary of ‘Ax Handle Saturday’ “Sick to my stomach. Trump accepting the nomination on the anniversary date of a literal race riot in Jacksonville is not only disgusting, but given the current tension surrounding race relations in this country, it is frightening.” https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/black-residents-oppose-trump-s-visit-jacksonville-anniversary-ax-handle-n1233292
Trump twists stats on police brutality: ‘more white people’ are killed President makes remark in CBS interview but research shows Black Americans are up to 3.5 times as likely to be killed by police https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/14/donald-trump-george-floyd-police-killings?CMP=oth_b-aplnews_d-1
Betsy DeVos Wants to Use America’s Schools to Build “God’s Kingdom” Trump’s education secretary pick has spent a lifetime working to end public education as we know it. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/01/betsy-devos-christian-schools-vouchers-charter-education-secretary/
Nothing to see here, just the President’s top advisor flashing white power signs to the camera… in the White House. Don Winslow on Twitter
Army Handout Suggests Trump’s MAGA Slogan Is Considered ‘Covert White Supremacy’ https://www.newsweek.com/army-handout-suggests-trumps-maga-slogan-considered-covert-white-supremacy-1516579
Is evangelical support for Trump a contradiction? https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/7/9/21291493/donald-trump-evangelical-christians-kristin-kobes-du-mez
John Oliver Exposes The Racist Origins Of Trump’s Latest Campaign Promise https://www.huffpost.com/entry/john-oliver-trump-racist-campaign-promise_n_5f27c1aac5b656e9b09daa43?ncid=APPLENEWS00001
How inequality is changing the Republican Party — and breaking American politics
A new book tries to untangle the relationship between white identity politics and skyrocketing inequality.
“To advance an unpopular plutocratic agenda, Republicans have escalated white backlash — and, increasingly, undermined democracy,” Hacker and Pierson write. “In the United States, then, plutocracy and right-wing populism have not been opposing forces. Instead, they have been locked in a doom loop of escalating extremism that must be disrupted.”
This is their synthesis of the great economic anxiety versus racial resentment debate. Republican elites weaponize racial resentment to win voters who would otherwise vote their economic self-interest. Hacker and Pierson are careful to sidestep the crude version that holds that ethnic and religious division are mere distractions. Voters see racial and religious dominance as political interests as compelling and legitimate as tax benefits, and the demand for politicians to reflect those underlying resentments and fears is real. https://www.vox.com/2020/8/6/21354453/inequality-trump-election-populism-plutocracy-hacker-pierson-let-them-eat-tweets
I Hope This Is Not Another Lie About the Republican Party https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/29/opinion/trump-republican-party-racism.html
Jim Jordan plays violent video. See what it didn’t show https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/07/28/jim-jordan-video-barr-hearing-tapper-lead-vpx.cnn
It’s time to challenge the cockeyed reaction to violence Republican elected officials feel comfortable reverting to the Southern Strategy, portraying themselves as the only thing standing between White people and violent Black people. It is a tune they have been singing since 1968.
Naturally then, the news media is holding Trump accountable for violence, insisting that he condemn police excesses and … no, that is not happening. Instead, they amplify Trump’s demand that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden do something about the violence. Biden’s weak-kneed supporters (playing into Trump’s hands) blame Biden for not denouncing violence — which Biden has repeatedly done. That in turn generates a spate of “Democrats worried violence hurts Biden” articles. The media focus on the same few incidents of violence drowns out reports (mostly in print, rarely on TV news) explaining White instigators’ role in these events. (When the role of White provocateurs does make the news, there is rarely video to accompany the brief reference to White agitators.) And you wonder how Trump gets away with rabid race-baiting?
A few Democrats have figured out what is going on. Appearing on CNN, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) observed, “They believe the violence is helpful to them. And the president is only motivated by one thing: ‘What is in it for him?’ He sees this violence — and his ability to agitate more of it — as useful to his campaign.” He added, “What it does to the country, the loss of life, he doesn’t care.”https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/08/30/its-time-challenge-cockeyed-reaction-violence/
A Pro-Trump Militant Group Has Recruited Thousands of Police, Soldiers, and Veterans
An Atlantic investigation reveals who they are and what they might do on Election Day. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/11/right-wing-militias-civil-war/616473/
The White Extremist Group Patriot Front Is Preparing For A World After Donald Trump https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/janelytvynenko/patriot-front-preparing-after-trump
Armed groups say they will show up to polling sites on Election Day, and experts are afraid it will intimidate voters https://www.businessinsider.com/armed-groups-planning-to-monitor-polling-sites-on-election-day-2020-10