Demands for Trump removal grow as ‘fascist’ speech condemned as declaration of war against U.S. public
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s pledge Monday evening to deploy the full force of the U.S. military against demonstrators protesting the killing of George Floyd—and the president’s authorization of police violence against peaceful protesters to clear the way for a photo-op—amounted in the eyes of lawmakers, rights groups, and commentators to “declaration of war” against the U.S. public that must result in Trump’s removal from office.
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) characterized Trump’s remarks from the Rose Garden of the White House as a “fascist speech” that “verged on a declaration of war against American citizens” who have taken to the streets across the nation to condemn police brutality and racial injustice.
WASHINGTON — Republicans in the U.S. Senate blocked a Democrat resolution condemning the use of tear gas and rubber bullets on peaceful protesters near the White House.
WASHINGTON — Clergy at the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington were among those who were attacked with tear gas and flash grenades to make way for Trump’s photo op on Monday night.
Archeologist offers helpful how-to on toppling obelisks (which may be disguised as racists monuments)
BIRMINGHAM — Sarah Parcak, an Egyptologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has given back to the community by explaining how to safely topple obelisks… that could be disguised as racist monuments to the Confederacy.