Trump is poised to accept the GOP nomination on the 60th anniversary of "Ax Handle Saturday," one of the darkest days in Jacksonville’s history. This is causing friction in the city of 900,000, which is 30% black, per @jameshohmann: https://t.co/RroLVpWF54
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) June 11, 2020
“Under the current schedule, Trump would accept his nomination on Aug. 27. In Jacksonville, that is the 60th anniversary of Ax Handle Saturday, when a mob of 200 white people chased peaceful civil rights protesters with ax handles and baseball bats” https://t.co/4TCCgqV8pf
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) June 11, 2020
"Almost blasphemous": Trump plans rally in Tulsa, site of a race massacre, on Juneteenth https://t.co/bddx6pmn65
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 11, 2020
President Trump hit with strong backlash over his decision to hold a campaign rally next week on Juneteenth, a holiday marking the end of slavery, in Tulsa, the site of a horrific race massacre against black people in 1921. https://t.co/nDvO1kA36i
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 11, 2020
Trump flew to Dallas today, allegedly for a roundtable on race and policing. But Trump did not invite the Dallas police chief, the Dallas county sheriff or the Dallas district attorney, all of whom are black.
The real purpose of the trip — a $580,600/person fundraising dinner. pic.twitter.com/79s3stsMtc
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) June 11, 2020
SOLIDARITY — Members of the International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union (ILWU) will shut down 29 ports along the West Coast on June 19th (Juneteenth) in solidarity with nationwide protests over the murder of George Floyd.https://t.co/vzkwK4uKJX
— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) June 11, 2020
A National Reckoning With White Supremacy https://t.co/5A1qw8Nk7T
— Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) June 11, 2020
I see many conservatives are feeling upset and angry about some statues.
In moments like this, I like to share the inspirational words of President Donald J. Trump:
Fuck your feelings.
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) June 11, 2020
Watch Gen. Mark Milley, the country’s top military official, apologize for his role in President Trump’s walk across Lafayette Square for a photo op after authorities used tear gas and rubber bullets to clear the area of peaceful protesters.
Read more. https://t.co/5ytpwCd3HF pic.twitter.com/mfDmWh4OMI
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 11, 2020
Gen Mark Milley is a superb senior military leader. Extremely intelligent and transparent. Incredible combat leader. He will respect the Constitution. Very proud he made this statement. He got sandbagged on this one. The problem is Trump NOT Milley. https://t.co/ioJObdld5X
— Barry R McCaffrey (@mccaffreyr3) June 11, 2020
Trump Blasts Milley: “This Is Not the Military I Avoided Serving In” | The New Yorker https://t.co/gCTwu9l4VK
— John Sipher (@john_sipher) June 11, 2020
Masks, perhaps? https://t.co/fBt9ZMKC40
— Henry Blodget (@hblodget) June 11, 2020
There were more confirmed new cases yesterday in America than there were on March 29th. https://t.co/4lCpGxSZms pic.twitter.com/mdyiKznyb9
— Matt Rogers 🎙️ (@Politidope) June 11, 2020
But hey, you want a rally…?
The MAGAts are dying to see Trump. But when they die, they can't blame and/or sue him. https://t.co/m8wCI6klY9
— Paul van der Meer (@Paul_VanDerMeer) June 11, 2020
Rural people make up most of his supporters. Unless they are from Grove or Guymon, they likely will not bring #COVID19 here, but while packed in a crowd here, they are likely to carry COVID back to their communities with small hospitals, few physicians. Very sad. https://t.co/oB5vVKKypy
— TulsaTeresa (@TulsaTeresa) June 11, 2020
And not like they care about actual ‘policies’ but they’re just going to use the previous platform…
NEW: The GOP platform Trump & Republicans will use in 2020 40+ references attacking "the current" president.
“The survival of the internet as we know it is at risk," it reads. "Its gravest peril originates in the White House."
— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) June 11, 2020
This government’s achievement in less than 6 months at the helm—an economic collapse. Get a grip. pic.twitter.com/usE1C53mEW
— EMills (@EMills64228700) June 11, 2020
Nicola got a wee bit sassy at today’s presser and had a dig at Boris Johnson 😝🙌🏻 #SorryNotSorry pic.twitter.com/iEwyzlCxv0
— StoviesPlz (@Stoviesplz) June 11, 2020
Marcus Rashford doing the government's job for them. Absolute wasters in parliament. https://t.co/cg2YPNfdzF
— Doc Joshi (@MediJoshi) June 11, 2020
The party who promises to bring back Fawlty Towers will win the next election… pic.twitter.com/RVLOfX1OJ9
— Tides of History (@labour_history) June 11, 2020
Fawlty Towers is getting removed now for being offensive pic.twitter.com/vEU1GiDuVe
— Niall (@niallmoran_) June 11, 2020
Strictly, all of Dad’s Army takes place in a flashback…from Mainwaring’s speech at Walmington-on-Sea’s ‘I’m Backing Britain’ event in 1968.
I remember when we *all* backed Britain, he tells the hall, his beady eye apparently alert for signs of a Daniel Cohn-Bendit-led revolt. https://t.co/BFrh7tXtFV
— Phil Tinline (@phil_tinline) June 11, 2020
"The dark star behind Brexit, without which it cannot be understood, remains the British people’s unreconciled relationship with the experience of empire." By @martinkettle https://t.co/r9OPE3FKrB
— stefanstern (@stefanstern) June 11, 2020
Former Jeffrey Epstein companion Ghislaine Maxwell seeks to keep court records under seal. https://t.co/KQekyr7mD1
— ABC News (@ABC) June 11, 2020
With so many truly awful people in the world, thank God for a national treasure…
This is #recipesforthepeople Chicken Experience part 11! And we’re making bechamel for the croquetas! This is just a start, if you want to see more come back tomorrow! https://t.co/QWeaif8mXs pic.twitter.com/RlEqxGApIz
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) June 11, 2020
Just be thankful they are not fucking singing. 👍 https://t.co/EKrB9Q9Dbo
— Kev (@kevharrison_) June 11, 2020
— Sketchaganda (@sketchaganda) June 11, 2020