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Sat Jun 13, 2020, 01:05 PM

Anarchists 'takeover' of Seattle: More threats, distortions from Trump

President Trump has accelerated his tweet storm and threats against Seattle, local and state officials, and the six-block area some are calling the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.

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In a Thursday interview with Fox News, his media echo chamber, Trump declared, "What I mean is very simple: We're not going to let Seattle be occupied by anarchists."

The 45th president added a moment later, "If we have to go in, we're going to go," but then said, "The governor's either going to do it let the governor do it. He's got great National Guard troops."

Trump watches a lot of television, and is reflecting a vision of Seattle being drummed home by Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham. Consider Hannity's description of the Autonomous Zone: "Dozens of homes now under siege. A police precinct is now under anarchist control."

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The untruths abound, not surprising given a) Hannity's history of conspiracy theories; b) Carlson's dog-whistle racism and and crime-laden commentaries he actually lectured Trump with the words, "People will not forgive weakness;" and c) Trump's tendency to tweet what he sees on TV.

Seattle has not been taken over. A visitor to Capitol Hill finds food trucks, a boarded up East Precinct station, and no siege for the area's 500 residents. Durkan was interviewed by Chris Cuomo on CNN and was asked when the SPD will get back into East Precinct. She couldn't give a date, and then joked, "And we may have a summer of love."

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 01:07 PM

1. What happens when the Proud Boys show up armed and angry after being given the green

light by Trump at one of his rallies?

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 01:11 PM

2. They will kill a bunch of non violent patriots, that is what will happen.

I remember thinking after seeing the "I just grab their ...., they let me" video, he was done, cant win.

The reason he got close enough to steal that election is almost half of this country will approve of ANY violence he commits.

Gunning down thousands of us? I GUARANTEE you they will approve.

So that means we have to do something DIFFERENT than what we have done up till now.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 01:18 PM

3. And either the police or the military will come in to restore order. Trump knows chaos is

his friend leading up to the election.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 01:44 PM

5. Putin has told Jared what to do and how to do it, he and Moscow Mitch...

They worked with our enemy to steal our election and half the electorate is glad they did.

I dont see a democratic resolution to our problem.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 02:16 PM

6. I agree. Oligarchy is our new world order.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 01:35 PM

4. "Save Seattle from the horrid fate of DC, which anarchists have controlled since 20 January 2017!"

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