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Saturday October 10, 2020

Trump, and the Worse Devils of Our Nature

“When our leaders encourage domestic terrorists, they legitimize their actions. When they stoke and contribute to hate speech, they are complicit. And when a sitting president stands on a national stage refusing to condemn white supremacists and hate groups, as President Trump did when he told the Proud Boys to ”stand back and stand by“ during the first presidential debate, he is complicit. Hate groups heard the president's words not as a rebuke, but as a rallying cry. As a call to action. ... 

”Instead of uniting the country, our president has spent the past seven months denying science, ignoring his own health experts, stoking distrust, and fomenting anger and giving comfort to those who spread fear and hatred and division. He has proved time and again that he is more focused on his chances in the upcoming election and picking fights with me and Democrats across the country than he is on protecting our families, front-line workers and small businesses from covid-19.

“As a result, at least 212,000 Americans are dead. More than 60 million have filed for unemployment. And still, the president has not developed a national strategy on testing, protective medical equipment or masks.”

-- Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, who was the target of a plot by 13 men to kidnap and kill her because she tried to keep her state safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, and was demonized by Trump and right-wing media for doing so. In an Op-Ed in The Washington Post 
encouraging unity.

Twenty-four days away from Nov. 3.

Posted at 12:29 PM on Saturday October 10, 2020 in category Politics  
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