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Thu Jun 11, 2020, 03:18 PM

As US reckons over race, Trump becomes a bystander

WASHINGTON (AP) — At a moment of national reckoning over racism in America, President Donald Trump is increasingly becoming a bystander.

He wasn’t in the pews of churches in Minneapolis or Houston to memorialize George Floyd, the black man whose death sparked protests across the country. He hasn’t spoken publicly about the ways Floyd’s death during a police arrest has shaken the conscience of millions of Americans of all races. And he’s dismissed the notion of systemic racism in law enforcement, repeatedly putting himself firmly on the side of the police over protesters.

In doing so, Trump is leaning into many of the same personal and policy instincts that helped him draw support from disaffected, largely white, Americans in the 2016 election. Yet he appears to be falling out of step with the growing majority of Americans, including some of his supporters in politics, sports and pop culture, who see Floyd’s death as a searing inflection point in America’s fraught racial history.

That not only raises questions about Trump’s standing less than five months from Election Day but also defies expectations that American presidents in the modern era, regardless of their political party, will advocate for equality, particularly during moments of racial turmoil.

“What you have seen since Donald Trump has become president is a complete rejection of that norm and that remains true up until today,” said Russell Riley, professor and co-chair of the Presidential Oral History Program at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center.

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I have a suspicion being ignored bugs Donny more than anything.

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2020 OP
leftieNanner Jun 2020 #1
I_UndergroundPanther Jun 2020 #2
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 03:25 PM

1. I wish we COULD ignore him!

I am looking forward to a day soon when he will disappear from our news feeds and be relegated to OAN alone.

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Thu Jun 11, 2020, 03:34 PM

2. He's a fucking psychopath

Supporting other psychopaths. He's there for his kind the kind with no empathy the bigots racists and abusers and control freaks . That is all he sees are you his kind or not,that's all any republicans see because they are the pro psychopath, narcissitic,authoritarian bully gang "party"for and by these kinds of toxic people. It's how it's always been.Only toxic personalities can agree with what that orange monster says,and defend that orange monster and pretend he is rightious.

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Thu Jun 11, 2020, 04:06 PM

3. I WISH he was a bystander.

But he's an active instigator of racist violence.

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