He could have saved a lot of time and just told us all he's tearing up the Constitution.
— Julie DiCaro (@JulieDiCaro) June 1, 2020
The Kremlin has confirmed Pres Trump and Putin spoke today, per @Reuters
— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) June 1, 2020
Donald Trump wanted to provoke a riot in our city tonight. This televised provocation will only inflame more.
He threatens war on his own people now.
— Susan Glasser (@sbg1) June 1, 2020
Trump is practically salivating for a Kent State incident – somewhere, anywhere, he doesn't care – because he thinks the dead bodies will be good for him politically. And it seems a lot of American cops are right there with him.
What a time to be alive.
— Dan Murphy (@bungdan) May 31, 2020
Even during a global pandemic and national unrest, Donald Trump is sending a dog whistle to armed insurrectionists who are looking for any excuse to open fire on fellow Americans – especially Black Americans. https://t.co/LZOhVENABY
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) June 1, 2020
Trump just unleashed the military to clear a peaceful crowd for a photo op. The abuse of power is stunning.
— Colin Kahl (@ColinKahl) June 1, 2020
BREAKING: President Trump urges all governors to deploy National Guard in large enough numbers to "dominate the streets" with an "overwhelming law enforcement presence". In states that don't, Trump says, he will deploy the military to restore order.
— Joshua Johnson (@NBCJoshua) June 1, 2020
Trump is now in the process of pouring kerosene on the fire. He should not be speaking. He is calling protestors “domestic terror” and a “crime against God.”
Trump says he is mobilizing federal resources. He was waiting for this. He says he will protect our 2nd Amendment rights
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) June 1, 2020
Trump: "I am taking immediate Presidential action…I am mobilising all available federal resources, civilian and military, to stop the rioting and looting…and protect the rights of law-abiding Americans including your second amendment rights".
— Simon Marks (@SimonMarksFSN) June 1, 2020
“I am your president of law and order."
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) June 1, 2020
We can hear the explosions from the streets as Trump is speaking in the Rose Garden. pic.twitter.com/yRporcjN0T
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 1, 2020
Police and National Guard firing tear gas into a crowd of peaceful protesters minutes before trump's press briefing. DISGUSTING. pic.twitter.com/0F7yLbbZIo
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) June 1, 2020
The president thinking that rows of armed personnel outside the White House makes him look strong tells you everything you know about how weak he really is pic.twitter.com/u4VdCACpb2
— Jaynie's Got a Bun (@FreeGirlNowNYC) June 1, 2020
Police have instigating, firing tear gas at peaceful protesters outside the White House. And all on live tv. What the ever loving fuck.
— Sam Stein (@samstein) June 1, 2020
Everything Trump is doing is making things worse. He is not making any effort to de-escalate the conflict. He is going to get us into a civil war.
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) June 1, 2020
Trump's a guy who wants to militarize things, brandish a lot of hardware. But physical cowardice is one of his more enduring traits. You see that hiding in the bunker but even more in his difficulty actually going through with his threats. Mix of impulses the heart of the danger.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) June 1, 2020
Several truckloads of DC National Guard troops arrived near Lafayette Park, where groups of protesters have fought with police the past two nights—at one point causing officials to take Pres. Trump to a bunker below the White House for his protection. https://t.co/n0fWIF4N9X pic.twitter.com/6ZDsjM7TSJ
— ABC News (@ABC) June 1, 2020
Military moves forward to stand face-to-face with protesters outside of the White House. pic.twitter.com/UdAfwW64aV
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) June 1, 2020
The President has no interest in anything about America, our people or our history. He cares about himself.
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) June 1, 2020
It will get worse.
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) June 1, 2020
‘I wish we had an occupying force in there.’ — In leaked audio, Trump called on governors to 'dominate' protesters pic.twitter.com/2TfLNQ4biB
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) June 1, 2020
Another good day for the "Trump is too incompetent to be authoritarian" fallacy peddlers. https://t.co/uKPLFEke8R
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) June 1, 2020
For those keeping score at home:
The President refused to invoke the Defense Production Act to mobilize and save lives quickly against COVID-19.
But he didn't hesitate to invoke the 1807 Insurrection Act to deploy the military on American streets against protests.
— Graham Brookie (@GrahamBrookie) June 1, 2020
Greg Popovich: "I’m appalled that we have a leader who can’t say ‘black lives matter.’ That’s why he hides in the White House basement. He is a coward. He creates a situation and runs away like a grade-schooler. Actually, I think it’s best to ignore him." https://t.co/2UauGaCcyT
— David Baumann🎙 (@DavidBaumannORL) June 1, 2020
‘Hate just hides’: Biden vows to take on systematic racismhttps://t.co/fsqO8nG0aw
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) June 1, 2020
Facebook employees stage virtual 'walkout' to protest the platform's handling of Trump posts https://t.co/rQ6STY7G1X
— TIME (@TIME) June 1, 2020
“Boris Johnson still stands by him inexplicably – god knows what Cummings has on Johnson, it must be bad”. https://t.co/OkxsD6FZ2V
— The New European (@TheNewEuropean) June 1, 2020
Coronavirus closes prep school attended by Boris Johnson https://t.co/AjYPILrMT6
— Guardian news (@guardiannews) June 1, 2020
— robert shrimsley (@robertshrimsley) June 1, 2020
BREAKING: Whitehall sources tell me @PHE_uk review into BAME ppl disproportionately being affected by #COVID19 is delayed for 2nd time because No 10 is “worried about current global events”. They say it’s in “too close proximity” to the #BlackLivesMatterUK protests. More @SkyNews
— Inzamam Rashid (@inzyrashid) June 1, 2020
The PM is ranked with the worst right wing liars in the world. Some are even crooks. What a group to be linked with!
'Boris Johnson now ranks alongside Trump, Putin and Bolsonaro in his utter failure over coronavirus'#NoConfidence#BorisHasFailedUKhttps://t.co/GcHSiCbJGG
— BremainInSpain #FBPE (@BremainInSpain) June 1, 2020
The UK didn't vote for Boris Johnson as PM. The only people that voted for him were the people of Uxbridge and South Ruislip and they didn't vote for him as PM they voted for him as their representative. The Queen appointed BJ as PM, and nobody voted for the Queen. FFS.
— Red Herring (@Uneverthoughtov) June 1, 2020
Tomorrow, a bit of history is happening. For the first time since before Article 50 was triggered, the NI Assembly will be substantively debating Brexit, via our motion to extend the transition in the midst of Covid. We can't stop Brexit, but we can make our voice heard again. pic.twitter.com/9jwlmxax9X
— Matthew O'Toole (@MatthewOToole2) June 1, 2020
“Any push by Donald Trump to readmit Russia to the G7 gathering of economically advanced nations would be vetoed by the U.K., Boris Johnson's official spokesperson said Monday.” https://t.co/fYY1WCQHcv
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) June 1, 2020
Interesting article. Well researched and worth a readhttps://t.co/I9AY7t9hy4
— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) June 1, 2020
Spain says it had no #coronavirus deaths in the last day for the 1st time since March. It says there have been only 71 new infections over the past 24 hours. Remarkable for a country that was ravaged by #COVID19.
— Bill Neely (@BillNeelyNBC) June 1, 2020
We’re sending off the last MD-88 aircraft from STL in style! Known as a “workhorse” for @Delta, this type of aircraft has been working hard in their fleet for decades. Today we salute the much deserved retirement of this aircraft! pic.twitter.com/YOy4VEEBN1
— STL Airport (@flystl) June 1, 2020