Trump offers 'domination' of DC protests as model for states https://t.co/sLDPXCtXHC
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) June 2, 2020
Police drove faith leaders off the property of St. John's Church to make room for the president, according to Rev. Gini Gerbasi. https://t.co/Ow11o7aJb6
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) June 2, 2020
Political Memo: What democracy scholars thought of President Trump’s Bible photo ophttps://t.co/v2jAQGizPK
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 2, 2020
Every time Trump does his usual bullshit religious pandering, I think it's very important we all watch this. pic.twitter.com/r8t6cMdrxD
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) June 2, 2020
The president's stunt last night—with its mix of shallow credal signaling and brutish force—was emblematic of his appeal to the religious right.
My story: https://t.co/7fjpaaF4o5
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) June 2, 2020
Trump Does Not Speak for These Christians
As protests rage across America, Trump has posed in front of an Episcopal church and a Catholic shrine to signal religious unity. But many Christians reject his message. https://t.co/tw9JGQlhuS
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) June 2, 2020
Father James Martin: "[Trump's action] makes a mockery of Christianity." pic.twitter.com/gN2GZod039
— The Hill (@thehill) June 2, 2020
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs blasts Trump. (Interestingly, he refers to him as “Trump” throughout the piece.) https://t.co/bHeUW3Bmw1
— John Aravosis 🇺🇸🇬🇷🏳️🌈 (@aravosis) June 2, 2020
NEW: CIA veterans who monitored crackdowns abroad see troubling parallels in Trump handling of protests. “This is what autocrats do," said one former analyst. "This is what happens in countries before a collapse. It really does unnerve me.” @gregpmiller https://t.co/fXZoscGdP7
— LenaSun (@bylenasun) June 2, 2020
Thread. The Dept of Justice is using security in military gear who refuse to identify their affiliation. As others have noted, something that only would happen in an authoritarian state.
Where is Congress? This is the point in the frog boiling when you're really getting cooked. https://t.co/NnJYMDN71j
— Jonathan Ladd (@jonmladd) June 2, 2020
Evan McMullin asks: "If Trump gasses American citizens for a photo op, what would he be willing to do to hold onto power?"
— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) June 2, 2020
— The '60s at 60 (@the_60s_at_60) June 2, 2020
If you worked for this administration you are complicit in what happened on Monday. If you work for Fox News you are complicit. If you voted against removal in the Senate trial you are complicit. If you vote for Trump in Nov. you are complicit. You should be shamed and shunned.
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) June 2, 2020
Good stuff from no.43. Note the emphasis on empathy at the end and the need to choose "a better way". https://t.co/9ZN7KYrEN5
— stefanstern (@stefanstern) June 2, 2020
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked a resolution that would have condemned President Trump’s actions towards protesters in Lafayette Square https://t.co/weC3r2CqIn
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) June 2, 2020
This is how NYC does it… https://t.co/nrGnGvbxhY
— Tested Positively Towards Negative (@FedUpXGOPer) June 2, 2020
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) June 2, 2020
Conveniently also covers the badge number. Clever! https://t.co/9gHgrEvXNa
— Mathew Ingram (@mathewi) June 2, 2020
You don’t know the friends, they’re cops in a different NYPD https://t.co/Mui8z6pkAB
— Good Friday Agreement (@BelfastAgmt) June 2, 2020
Look at this @CityOfMemphis budget, y’all. These are our priorities.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) June 2, 2020
Perhaps there is hope after all..
Who ordered him to take this down and can we talk to them? https://t.co/UW1ZvttMrB
— Lexi Alexander (@Lexialex) June 2, 2020
Primary Elections Today: What States Have Primaries? A Full Elections Guide https://t.co/cftf8GXQoW
— Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) June 2, 2020
pretty much no city will want the GOP https://t.co/oXq9DL0UOU
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) June 2, 2020
Joe Biden Accuses President Trump of Fanning 'the Flames of Hate' https://t.co/OUhUZGV0KI
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) June 2, 2020
So, er, who has been in control until now…?
EXCLUSIVE: Boris Johnson is to take "direct control" of the Government's handling of the coronavirus crisis https://t.co/kkxJirxomP
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) June 2, 2020
UK 'much more heavily affected' by Covid-19 than expected, expert says https://t.co/6qtnByqXHO
— Evening Standard (@standardnews) June 2, 2020
BBC News at Ten just glossed over most significant news of the day. To coincide with his decision to start lifting the lockdown, Johnson wanted the C19 risk level to be reduced from 4 to 3. All 4 U.K. CMOs refused & level remains at 4. So why are we still lifting the lockdown?
— Richard Thompson #FBPE #facciamorete (@RichardPTh) June 2, 2020
BREAKING: Boris Johnson is no longer ‘following the science’ & is now loosening lockdown for political reasons.
Very important moment in this crisis. 👇 https://t.co/nvDvQ6yh8R
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 2, 2020
Today’s lesson: If you’re going to have herd immunity as your policy (before denying it)……don’t tell the Italian presidenthttps://t.co/0jM9JGpERk
— Rob Merrick (@Rob_Merrick) June 2, 2020
A photograph of British democracy at work in 2020 in the middle of a global pandemic…. https://t.co/RnjbAXE65e
— alan rusbridger (@arusbridger) June 2, 2020
This is exactly how I imagine dictatorship would come about in the UK. Not with tanks on the streets but with a procedural kerfuffle concerning queuing in which voting became just too awkward, all presided over by sinister aristocratic types. https://t.co/QUzrJw5NAX
— Jeremy Cliffe (@JeremyCliffe) June 2, 2020
UK opposition parties urge Boris Johnson to suspend export of arms and riot gear to US https://t.co/dcsL0VQrh6
— The Independent (@Independent) June 2, 2020
Trump rightly condemned Beijing’s move in Hong Kong. Now China has an unanswerable riposte.
After a State Department tweet that “freedom loving people around the world must stand with the rule of law,” China’s Foreign Ministry replied: “I can’t breathe.”https://t.co/wG0fTXgy7Y
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) June 2, 2020
More US protesters have been killed in a week than Hong Kong protesters in a year, Mike. Take a damn seat. https://t.co/hIqQCct6pf
— Lee 😠 Carter (@carterforva) June 2, 2020
‘I can't be silent’: Many residents will find their own way this week to mark the 31st anniversary of Chinese troops opening fire on protesters in Tiananmen Square after Hong Kong canceled the vigil for the first time in three decades https://t.co/EGZWnqKj5r pic.twitter.com/ziWSGxCJ9T
— Reuters (@Reuters) June 2, 2020
When this observation was first made, clever, well-read people on here pooh-poohed the simplistic framing. But here it is in @nytimes. There’s something that connects US, UK, Russia & Brazil beyond mass death https://t.co/UF6IByHhSs
— Carole Cadwalladr (@carolecadwalla) June 2, 2020
— Reuters (@Reuters) June 2, 2020
In the past few days, Germany's Chancellor said "no thanks" to Trump's G7 invitation, the UK Prime Minister said "no way" to Trump's plan to ask Russia to join the group, & Canada's PM said he looked on the US with "horror and consternation." Those are our closest allies, folks.
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) June 2, 2020