circular tear gas firing squad https://t.co/HMaFBcBw2M
— kilgore trout, potato thief (@KT_So_It_Goes) June 3, 2020
At least the original French schlock-horror theatre intended to make its viewers throw up…
it's so weird how none of the administration's worst mistakes are ever trump's fault.
either there is constant lying about his involvement or he surrounds himself with incompetent people and does nothing to correct or lead them
I guess both could be true https://t.co/4fHa3K6NkW
— Gerry Doyle (@mgerrydoyle) June 3, 2020
Dutiful (and comprehensive! there’s even video breakdowns!) theatrical review from the Squatter-in-Chief’s loyalest mainstream outlet. Even the NYTimes thinks his handlers should’ve done better:
After a weekend of protests that led all the way to his own front yard and forced him to briefly retreat to a bunker beneath the White House, President Trump arrived in the Oval Office on Monday agitated over the television images, annoyed that anyone would think he was hiding and eager for action.
He wanted to send the military into American cities, an idea that provoked a heated, voices-raised fight among his advisers. But by the end of the day, urged on by his daughter Ivanka Trump, he came up with a more personal way of demonstrating toughness — he would march across Lafayette Square to a church damaged by fire the night before.
The only problem: A plan developed earlier in the day to expand the security perimeter around the White House had not been carried out. When Attorney General William P. Barr strode out of the White House gates for a personal inspection early Monday evening, he discovered that protesters were still on the northern edge of the square. For the president to make it to St. John’s Church, they would have to be cleared out. Mr. Barr gave the order to disperse them.
What ensued was a burst of violence unlike any seen in the shadow of the White House in generations. As he prepared for his surprise march to the church, Mr. Trump first went before cameras in the Rose Garden to declare himself “your president of law and order” but also “an ally of all peaceful protesters,” even as peaceful protesters just a block away and clergy members on the church patio were routed by smoke and flash grenades and some form of chemical spray deployed by shield-bearing riot officers and mounted police.
After a day in which he berated “weak” governors and lectured them to “dominate” the demonstrators, the president emerged from the White House, followed by a phalanx of aides and Secret Service agents as he made his way to the church, where he posed stern-faced, holding up a Bible that his daughter pulled out of her $1,540 MaxMara bag…
Highlight mine. Wondering if Bill ‘Ever Lower’ Barr has been chosen as the Very Serious Media’s scapegoat for the past week’s endless debacles. It brings us no pleasure to point this out, Mr. Barr, but if you can’t handle The Talent to our standards, there will have to be contract discussions at your next management review...
Empty threats are classic dementia signs. Replies to my tweets urging ppl to not be intimidated say many ppl are scared. Don’t be. He threatens things he can’t do.
It’s now a “PR disaster.” -Ivanka, Kush & Hicks go down w/ him.
-Barr- indicted in ‘21.
-Milley & Esper- humiliated https://t.co/Ge1hmYEhJy
— Tom Joseph (@TomJChicago) June 3, 2020
Reactionary demagogue makes rare public appearance at house of worship after violent rampage by his fanatics. Western observers are shocked at what they view as a garish display defiance against American desires to remove him. pic.twitter.com/jSCuXxl9E3
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) June 2, 2020
One reason the Arab Spring spread so far and wide is that what started as somewhat amorphous rage over injustice became revolutions as narcissist tyrants made themselves the face of the crackdown.
Trump, unlike most American Presidents, made himself the face of the crackdown.
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) June 3, 2020
Kayleigh McEnany compares Trump holding the Bible to other symbolic moments of resilience, listing Churchill surveying bombing damage in WWII, George W Bush after 9/11, Jimmy Carter in a sweater to encourage energy savings, George HW Bush signing ADA with disabled Americans.
— Matt Viser (@mviser) June 3, 2020
KellyAnne Conway may be evil (or at best amoral), but she’s not stupid. That’s why she skedaddled, to be replaced by a low-rent imitation…
— Darwin Brender a’ Brandis (@DTBbyTheSea) June 3, 2020