Trump and Barr are holding an event announcing hundreds of federal officers being deployed to Chicago to tackle the crime there.

Trump is now expanding beyond countering protests, and appears to just be sending his personal police forces anywhere he pleases.
Here’s a clip of the authoritarian announcement. Trump also warned he’s going to deploy to other cities.

This is without their consent.
Both Barr and Chad Wolf are trying to differentiate what's happening in Portland from their announced deployments in Chicago. They put Wray up there to try and legitimize it too.

They claim it will be traditional crime-fighting.

I’ll believe it when I see it.
Let’s see how this plays out.

Lori Lightfoot appears hopeful this won’t be like Portland. chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/7/21…

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While in Michigan, one week after radical right terrorists were arrested for plotting to kidnap and do an extrajudicial execution of Governor Whitmer, President Trump attacks Whitmer and then echos a “lock her up” chant.

This is vile, disgusting, authoritarian depravity.
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There is absolutely nothing that can happen to Donald Trump to make him have a moment of decency. Nothing.
Just because he has access to the best care in the country doesn’t mean the rest of America does. What a dangerous, foolish message to send to the Americans.
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They are running on hot air and disinformation.
Every day Republicans try and get Democrats to defend stances they never even took. This is just exhausting.
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This would be an authoritarian power grab and overthrow of our electoral process.

Trump is literally trying to steal the election.
This horrifying piece confirms my theory that Trump attacked mail in voting to get his base to vote in person so he could declare victory the night of the election & claim the delayed, mostly Dem tallies are fraudulent. But it may have backfired and Dems are now voting in person.
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Joe Hiden?

This new nickname will surely make voters forget the fact over 180k people have died due to a pandemic Trump mishandled and the economy remains in tatters.
There are far too many people replying to me with that BS claim that only 6% of COVID-19 deaths are due to COVID-19.

I see this is how MAGAland plans to ignore the unnacceptable death toll that has amassed under Trump’s watch.

Y’all are delusional.
factcheck.org/2020/09/cdc-di…
This is seriously insane. People are really out here falsely claiming that anyone who had another underlying condition when they died of COVID-19 doesn’t count as a COVID-19 death?

They would’ve been alive if they didn’t get COVID-19. That was the cause of their death…
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Congrats to her speech writers then.

Come on. Some of the coverage of RNC night 2 is either dangerously naive or deliberating propagandized.

Someone on CNN even called it a “perfect night.”

Are we normalizing blatant lies? Hypocrisy? Dangerous fear-mongering? Nonsense.
Here’s the “perfect night” clip.

How does Daniel Cameron, who hasn’t gotten justice for Breonna Taylor, appeal to black people?

How are false smears of socialism effective?

How is Melania‘s speech a home run if it was hypocritical?

Optics journalism.
For the most part, journalists have learned lessons from 2016. But every now and then, they dip back into their reflexive bag of false objectivity & attempt to treat this like it’s not an aspiring authoritarian regime.

This kind of nonsense is exactly why we founded @RanttMedia.
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