President Donald Trump faced a seemingly insurmountable problem. Again.
After having gone through a fake impeachment, the CCP Virus pandemic—which was coupled with a never-before-attempted economic shutdown—the Trump administration was suddenly faced with an escalating series of simultaneous riots in cities across the nation.
Peaceful protests across the country about the death of a black man named George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis quickly turned into a series of violent nationwide riots.
It turned out much of this rioting seen across America was orchestrated by anarchist groups loosely referred to by the name “Antifa.”
President Trump and Attorney General William Barr on May 31 announced that Antifa had been designated as a terror group and that all federal law enforcement agencies were now coordinating their efforts through the 56 FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces to “identify criminal organizers and instigators.”
While the Democrats and the media anticipated getting the optics they so desperately craved of Trump sending in soldiers with bayonets fixed charging at the “peaceful protesters,” what they got instead was the sudden appearance of a bunch of federal tactical units from the FBI, the Secret Service, the DEA, ATF, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Bureau of Prisons, and other agencies, in full gear, many with no rifles, and certainly no bayonets.
As the entire nation is about to belatedly discover, federal agents do not need the permission of governors or mayors before they can enter a state or a city to enforce federal laws and arrest those who are breaking them.
And it happens to be a federal crime to conduct terror attacks against American communities.
It seems the play among some Democrat governors and mayors was to refuse to call in the National Guard while also making their police departments stand down and give the rioters “space to destroy,” which would cause the situation to become so bad that Trump would be forced to act.
And the act they anticipated the President to take was to seize control from the governors and send in the active-duty military to restore order. This would have then allowed them to play their “Trump the Dictator” narrative all the way to the election.”
But Trump didn’t do what they expected.
If I could clearly see what the progressive Left was attempting to bait Trump into doing from down here in South Texas, then of course the president could see this for himself.
So Trump didn’t send the active-duty military in and the Left isn’t going to get their desired optics of regular military units chasing down rioters in the streets.
Just as he did with his CCP virus response, Trump avoided the trap set for him while cutting the Gordian Knot he was being presented with.
Recall Democrats and the media spent months trying to browbeat this chief executive into seizing control from the Democratic governors and handling the virus response on a federal level. When they weren’t trying to bait him into doing that, they were trying to bait him into nationalizing various key industries. And Trump refused to do that either.
Instead of doing what they eagerly hoped he would do, Trump’s enemies complained impotently as he forged an unprecedented alliance between federal agencies and private industry, the likes of which had not been seen since World War II.
Only yesterday, President Trump announced that, due to it conflicting with “Juneteenth” he was having his 1st post-covid rally on the 20th instead.
Already people are signing up to get tickets for the rally.
So, the rally has been doubled.
Two will take place that day, enough hours apart for twice the number of people to attend.
The other day an election took place for a state primary.
Dems could still vote for many candidates but Trump was running unopposed.
Still people lined up to vote for him.
180,000 more votes for him than for all the Dems put together!
Nice take on the situation, leaving the Echo chamber of Orange man bad MSM .
Jeff may have been the best AG in 28 years, BUT BARR IS VERY MUCH BETTER!
In Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Imperialist Japan? In peacetime, that would be an attribute of fascism.
@Greg: We were at war with a China lab created germ. What Trump did was pull the Democrat governors, that were totally unprepared, asses out of the fire…Democrats that were going to steal from less urban areas their supplies.
Numbers of dead would be much lower without them murdering the elderly.
Or the attribute of competent President and administration at war with the coronavirus.
Your Democratic party is fascist. Trump and the Republicans are not.
Democrats are killing innocents, dressing in black with masks, and forcing people to obey or die.
Your lies don’t work when the truth is that obvious, greg. Let Soros know.
@kitt: @Nathan Blue: greggie the rock had to really reach to try to find a post this time.
Here in the USA, Greg.
Where’s your knowledge of American history?
Jeff Sessions was horrible. With his recusal he brought forth the Russia investigation. He’s responsible for that.
@Greg: Mobilizing private industry to produce a flood of weapons and material the world has never seen defeated fascism during World War II. Democrats brought it back.