People were wondering when the titular leader of the free world would chime in on the tragedy unfolding in Minnesota. We were better off wondering, because the minute El Moron Naranja opened his mouth, it only made things worse. Here is Donald Trump’s version of invoking the better angels of our nature — or something.

The National Guard has already been deployed. Sweet Jesus, does this man know ENNEE thing? Is there anybody in the White House with one foot on the ground who can read a teletype? It would seem not. So, Trump didn’t know that the governor had already called out the National Guard.

Now where did he get this line? Because this is striking.

At a time when we desperately need leadership, we have a buffoon quoting a racist cop in Miami from 1967 and playing tough guy — not that we expected better. When dealing with Trump, you get one of two options, sub-standard or nothing at all. In this case, it was nothing, followed by sub-standard.

Kudos to Joe Biden for getting on the stick and calling for an inquiry into this matter two days ago. If our titular leader had gotten moving then, we wouldn’t be seeing this situation devolve further. But then Trump is not exactly known for his timely responses to crises.

Having lived through the riots in Los Angeles following the beating of Rodney King, I can tell you that going to sleep next to the radio when you can smell the smoke and hear the sirens is more than a little disconcerting. My heart goes out to Minneapolis. I hope they find direction and leadership from somewhere because they sure as hell ain’t gonna get it from the White House. America is burning and the ship of state is rudderless and unmanned.

 

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21 Comments on "Trump Threatens Minneapolis ‘When the Looting Starts, the Shooting Starts’ — Quoting A Racist Miami Cop in 1967"

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blueman
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This could be as bad as when Dr. King was murdered. Those were very bad times. My father-in-law was one of the court reporters when they railroaded James Earl Ray. All in the court were sworn to silence by the judge. However, he told his daughter about it anyway. Ray was a pawn and the murder was coordinated by the city government IMO.

Bareshark
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Big difference between then and now, Blue: more people are pissed at the guys in charge than the folks who are in the streets. I seem to recall the sympathies being reversed in 1968.

blueman
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I hope you are right. The riots after King’s death turned people against the civil rights movement. Except for FOX, things are different now. The point I am trying to make though is that these people, Republicans, conservatives, the right wing are stone cold killers. They are like their perfect leader, Trump. They have been waiting for him for years and now they have him along with a lot of power. Vote and hope it is counted. The fires bring the cameras and air time. We will see how this ends if we are not claimed by a virus or… Read more »
chris whitley
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Well does trumps involvement have anything to do with Minnesota being a swing state. I would bet one hundred dollars on it.

Bareshark
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Never bet against sure things. The problem is the response is being bungled, there’s still a pandemic going on that’ll sideline this in a month and Hair Furor came out looking worse anyway.

Concinnity
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The Onion has a comment that nicely sums up who is doing the most looting in America today.
‘Protestors Criticized For Looting Businesses Without Forming Private Equity Firm First.’
https://www.theonion.com/protestors-criticized-for-looting-businesses-without-fo-1843735351?utm_source=TheOnion_Daily_RSS&utm_medium=email

dana fairfield
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This is also from The Onion, but I remember Trump making the exact argument in the last sentence during his press conferences. https://www.theonion.com/white-house-press-secretary-trump-s-critics-will-seiz-1843734621

Meg Corrigan
Member

Oh my God, Dana! Is this press secretary for REAL? Or am I misunderstanding this article?

dana fairfield
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This press secretary is the real press secretary, but the article is fake. The Onion is a self-identified fake news/satire/parody site. The problem that has emerged is that Trump and his minions generate real news that rivals The Onion. It’s getting harder and harder to tell the difference between the opinion and the real stuff Trump says.

Scott Jackson
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This is the individual who proclaimed the nazis were very fine people as one of their own cowardly drove his car into a crowd of unarmed protesters killing a young woman. EVIL. Of course, this ideology allowed the tossing of Jewish children directly into the oven when they ran out of gas. Smarten up. We are in a fight for our children’s lives.

Bareshark
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Charlottesville is worth remembering for the fallout: the vehicular homicide artist going down quarter to forever, anyone in that crowd getting IDed by social media because the former lacked the sense to cover their faces, said crowd coming home to lost employment and disownment by their families. It’s a preview for what’s coming after Trump’s time. My message to that crowd has been the same all year: “Start. Running.”

Lone Wolf
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You know, since you mentioned Nazis and tossing children in ovens…
back in February 1933 there was an incident involving a very suspicious (and convenient) fire destroying a parliament building and that gave a certain someone and his gang an opening to declare martial law. And we all know how that went from there.
Suspending or postponing the November election?
Declaring martial law? or at least trying to?
Think about that, as we ARE in the fight of our lives, our children’s lives and their children’s lives along with our country as well.

p j evans
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Late 1968 had Hong Kong Flu. Not anything like COVID-19, though.

Jackie
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I was physically there when young at the 60s race riots in Chicago. And witnessed everything in the world since..like Viet Nam..like JFK etc.
But I can honestly say I hv never seen nightmare after nightmare like we are seeing in this country now.

Bareshark
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My mom saw the same from a distance and constantly tells me the same thing.

dana fairfield
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Every since Trump was elected, the SPLC has been keeping track of the increase in racist incidents along the whole spectrum from confronting people minding their own business to assault. Trump has repeatedly fueled incidents with his stochastic violence. Often, the perpetrators directly invoked Trump. As perpetrators largely got away with it, incrementally incidents have been getting worse and worse. something like this was bound to happen sooner or later. Trump and the GOP own it. Supposedly, the whole purpose of the Second Amendment is so that citizens can protect themselves from government overreach. Do the police not represent the… Read more »
Robert Burnett
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Trump should worry about when the voting ends, Trump ends.

chris whitley
Member

Trumps way of responding to a crisis is to put his head in the sand and wait for the all clear buzzer.

Scott Jackson
Guest

If there was any true justice, Trump would be in the belly of a hammerhead shark headed south of Easter island…to paraphrase Hunter s Thompson speaking about nixon. would love to read what you would write about this stupid pile of protoplasm.

Concinnity
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Hammerheads aren’t that big.

Ironically, you’d need A Great White Shark.

Lone Wolf
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For the morbidly obese dotard, you’d need a blue whale.