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Biden calls for 'real leadership' after Trump alludes to violence after police killing

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A racist, promoting racist violence, to appease his base.  He cares not a brass farthing should black protesters be shot, probably privately he would condone it.  The nightmare continues.

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President Trump says ugly things sometimes, but often those things need to be said. If I've spent my whole life saving and borrowing to open my own business, and then criminals try to loot my shop and I have a gun on the scene, well....

Biden, with no shame, is trying to turn this into a campaign. Like looters, a democrat never lets a crisis go to waste.

The entire "leadership" of Minneapolis and Minnesota, all of whom are democrats, and who remained invisible and allowed the city to burn out respect for the rioters feelings, have demonstrated what kind of leadership we'd get from Biden. The rioters, not protestors, committed criminal acts of devastating proportions and need to be dealt with severely. Not coddled and catered to just to appease minority "anger" and "frustration" and to virtue signal. Can you believe it! These idiots let the city burn just in order to virtue signal.

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Leadership that will bring everyone to the table 

In appealing to his core base Trump's approach has been to further divide the long divided country. His base is made up primarily of people from his own demographic. (But only a smaller percent of those from his financial class.) Trump's base represent 32% to 45% of the US population, depending on data source.

Trump will continue to throw fuel on the fires. As will his media and his social media warriors in the US and 'abroad'. Previously Russians have used KKK and NRA publications, among other right wing ones, to push messages to increase divisions.

Senate Report Reveals NRA Was 'Foreign Asset' To Russia Ahead of 2016

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/27/765037952/senate-report-reveals-nra-was-foreign-asset-to-russia-ahead-of-2016

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I'm glad Biden spoke plainly. No mealy mouthed euphemisms.  I was going to vote for him anyway, but he just gave me one more reason.

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"spoken as a fact, not as a statement."

LOL.

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Like looters, a democrat never lets a crisis go to waste.

Biden's taking a political position, attempting to appeal to a segment of the US population who might understand this latest flareup resulted from a policeman murdering (allegedly) a Black man.

Just like Trump's once again attempting to appeal to a segment of the population - some of whom might even be called 'very fine people'.

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@Mrnodtall you dont have a shop nor a gun but what every shop does have is insurance..so instead of killing someone its best to let the shop get looted claim the insurance....

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Anyone who is out there looting are just the usual criminally minded "opportunists" that always exploit whatever disruption they can to take advantage for their own selfish desires. I can understand rioters attacking the police department involved in the situation (which is still stupid because their tax dollars paid to build it....), but in this day and age Americans forget that they don't have the right to destroy other Americans private property that have nothing to do with it. We need to be taught that in order to have our own individual rights as Americans respected and upheld.... WE HAVE TO RESPECT AND UPHOLD THE RIGHTS OF OUR FELLOW AMERICANS....

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Trump has offended every racial group, he is working on offending, his White Spiteful base

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A racist, promoting racist violence, to appease his base. 

Utter and total nonsense.

He cares not a brass farthing should black protesters be shot, probably privately he would condone it. The nightmare continues.

Once again liberals are using the race card to fuel the flames of divisions. Did you see the police station what these criminals have done.

You can’t destroy, rob, loot or do what you feel like, cause violence and destruction because you feel injustice, you are undermining your cause and your message gets drowned out and I’m not saying that these people shouldn’t protest or don’t have the right, but all of the destruction and millions of dollars that it will cost to rebuild is mind blowing. If the police don’t take action you have to under all circumstances provide civil order, but the police ran and left and did nothing, so law wasn’t enforced and the leadership of that city completely dropped the ball. There should have been a curfew initiated the first or the second night at the very minimum.

Sadly, a lot of these buildings won’t be rebuilt and that city will turn into another hollowed out South Central that still have damaged, destroyed and vacant buildings that were never rebuilt after the last two riots. All the innocent black store owners that put work, sweat and tears into building their businesses to see all of their work and endeavor come to a shocking end.

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No surprise our beloved president, trump is using racist phrases, he needs to use this opportunity to appeal to his base.

Heard Biden speak today morning and he was really impressive. Can’t wait for January 2021.

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The ironic thing about Trump's war with Twitter, is that now they will be legally required to censor his posts that go against the T&C, or they'll be liable for prosecution.

Of course, Trump is too stupid to realize that.

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All of these situations happen in cities under democratic rule. Black mayors, black police chiefs, black school superintendents, black city council men and women; liberal senators and representatives. And all these cities experience the worst economies, worst social relations, highest crime, highest unemployment; the most police brutality, the most riots, and the most looting. Yet they all blame Trump and Republicans and call them the racists. Liberalism is truly a mental disorder.

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No surprise our beloved president, trump is using racist phrases,

Oh, really? What’s racist? He said something derogatory about Blacks? Are liberals now saying using terms like “rioters or looters” are racist tropes? Dear lord, soon calling someone a criminal will be a racial term, so how should we call these people? “Emotionally angered and disgruntled individuals who confiscate property?”

he needs to use this opportunity to appeal to his base.

His base doesn’t need it, but the poor innocent people do need the cowardly mayor to step up and restore order.

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All of these situations happen in cities under democratic rule. Black mayors, black police chiefs, black school superintendents, black city council men and women; liberal senators and representatives. And all these cities experience the worst economies, worst social relations, highest crime, highest unemployment; the most police brutality, the most riots, and the most looting. Yet they all blame Trump and Republicans and call them the racists. Liberalism is truly a mental disorder.

This is exactly right, but liberals need a bogeyman to shroud their failures. Liberals could care less about these communities except when it comes to an election year, but other than that, these people continue to vote for the same people and same policies that continue to keep these people down.

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In the twin cities, all public transportation has been suspended for the weekend. Effectively stranding and preventing from going to work people who most likely survive check to check and can't afford a car. Thanks to the rioters, uber and lyft have suspended their business. So working folks can't get to work. Rioters smashed, burned, and looted neighborhood pharmacies in working-class neighborhoods. Now people can't get their meds, and can't travel across town to a more expensive pharmacy. St. Paul has announced it's public schools are suspending delivery of school meals to children stuck at home because of the virus. So the communities that are hurting because of what this cop did are having their voices advocated for by the helpful rioters who have caused crucial businesses serving said communities to crumble. Great job. Really stuck it to the man there. Liberalism is a mental disorder.

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Oh, really? What’s racist? He said something derogatory about Blacks?

If you do not know that, you need to read more.

Dear lord, soon calling someone a criminal will be a racial term, so how should we call these people? “Emotionally angered and disgruntled individuals who confiscate property?”

I don’t know where you come up with such nonsense.

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His base doesn’t need it, but the poor innocent people do need the cowardly mayor to step up and restore order.

I am sure the poor innocent do, but our beloved president, trump is not going to do anything.

Expect a few more racist statements as the situation gets worse!!!!

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All of these situations happen in cities under democratic rule. 

Nearly all major American cities are under Democrat leadership because Republicans are such garbage at running cities the bigger they get.

Plus conservatives did a good job driving out the brown people from their rural communities so little opportunity for jack boot cops to shoot them. Also the people there and from there tend to support police corruption and abuse anyway. Bootlicking is as popular as barbeques with them.

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Oh, really? What’s racist? 

Trump is. One who can say something like, 'there were good people on both sides' when white supremacist groups march and kill in Charlottesville.

Utter and total nonsense.

No, it's not. You don't understand Trump's base if you don't understand white supremacists are part of it. And white supremacists are admitted racists.

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If you do not know that, you need to read more.

No, you just can’t definitively say, because you know you guys are wrong.

I don’t know where you come up with such nonsense

From liberals.

I am sure the poor innocent do, but our beloved president, trump is not going to do anything.

He doesn’t need to, the National Guard will.

Expect a few more racist statements as the situation gets worse!!!!

Like what?

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Never let a crisis go to waste, Joe.

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Jailin' Joe Biden laid the foundation for today's violent and fractured America. His response to the crack cocaine epidemic was to expand the drug war by partnering with the mega-racist Strom Thurmond to ensure Black Americans would be overly penalized and our prison population would be the largest in human history, dwarfing that of much larger nations such as China and India. Who is he to even talk? He should be busy trying to undo the damage he did to the U.S.A.

Meanwhile Portugal legalized all drugs and is not wrecking people's lives over them or pushing blue death squads to lord over the destruction and try and fill the prisons.

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People who insist on remaining in denial over hard-wired human behavior are refusing to open their history books that teach us that injustice provokes mob violence which can even morph into full-blown revolution "if you do the shootin'", to quote the White-House Rapper-in-Tweet.

The outraged public's violent outburst in reaction to the usual knee-jerk official foot-dragging was entirely predictable. Faux macho's "best words" were tweeted in all the bad taste he's notorious for, but Biden's "real leadership", as president, and as precedent teaches, would threaten the use of violence to quell public anger, too.

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No, you just can’t definitively say, because you know you guys are wrong.

No, the racists are wrong, including our beloved president, trump.

He doesn’t need to, the National Guard will.

They sure call the National Guard fast when the minorities are protesting. Didn’t see any National Guard when the armed Klansmen were taking over the Michigan Capitol.

Like what?

Have patience your leader will not disappoint you.

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Nearly all major American cities are under Democrat leadership because Republicans are such garbage at running cities the bigger they get.

Oh, yeah? So please tell me which Black city under Democrat leadership has a sprawling neighborhoods, low crime and prosperous with an upscale mall, shopping centers and million dollar homes? Pick a few cities and tell me.

Plus conservatives did a good job driving out the brown people from their rural communities so little opportunity for jack boot cops to shoot them.

Jim Crow days are over, I have a house in Texas in a very affluent neighborhood and there are blacks, Latinos and a few Asians, it’s clean, low crime, no hate or discrimination and the best thing about it is, we don’t have a liberally run legislature.

Also the people there and from there tend to support police corruption and abuse anyway. Bootlicking is as popular as barbeques with them.

Ahhh, reminiscing 30 years ago....

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Because their actions were lawful and peaceful. “Protest” not a riot. None of whom were Klansmen nor did they take over anything. No burning, theft or violence to police.

Didn’t see any National Guard when the armed Klansmen were taking over the Michigan Capitol.

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No, the racists are wrong,

Then Democrats should fuel the flames

including our beloved president, trump.

How? By calling criminals by their appropriate conduct?

They sure call the National Guard fast when the minorities are protesting.

Yes, because I’m not sure if you noticed, but they’re destroying their own communities. We should just let them, typical liberal response, let them run wild and hurt every innocent person and continue to destroy public and private property.

Didn’t see any National Guard when the armed Klansmen were taking over the Michigan Capitol.

I’m sorry, how many of those people were burning and looting? How many businesses were destroyed?

Have patience your leader will not disappoint you.

Not nearly as Democrats have.

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Van Jones: A 'white, liberal Hillary Clinton supporter' can pose a greater threat to black Americans than the KKK.

https://thehill.com/homenews/media/500158-van-jones-a-white-liberal-hillary-clinton-supporter-can-pose-a-greater-threat

this guy gets it right every so often, like once a year.

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They sure call the National Guard fast when the minorities are protesting. Didn’t see any National Guard when the armed Klansmen were taking over the Michigan Capitol.

The national guard hasn't been called in until today. After three days of permitted anarchy. There were no clansman at the Michigan capital. And notice how the 2nd amendment and Trump supporters protested peacefully all the while being armed to the teeth. Funny how they don't riot, but tolerant victims of Republican racism burn down mom and pop shops, ignite cars, loot target stores--a major employer of minorities. White tolerant women threaten to call the police on a black guy and specifically point out that he's black with the hopes the cops will drop everything and call a state of emergency because he's black. Lies lies lies. That's all the left provides. I think we can all see who are the real racists.

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Biden, with no shame, is trying to turn this into a campaign. Like looters, a democrat never lets a crisis go to waste.

LOL.

All politicians politicize things, and Trump does it more than anyone, I've seen in my lifetime, including Nixon and the Clintons.

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Biden acts like this never happened during the 8 years he was VP.

Obama on the death of George Floyd: 'This shouldn't be "normal" in 2020 America'

Yeah it shouldnt be. And wouldnt be if the Obiden Bama administration had taken some action during 2009-2017. They had 8 whole years to do something about what was happening during their own time to prevent it from continuing now in 2020.

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Never let a crisis go to waste, Joe.

You mean like calling for the president to resign, when two Americans die of Ebola? Is that what you mean by not letting a crisis go to waste?

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Because their actions were lawful and peaceful. “Protest” not a riot. None of whom were Klansmen nor did they take over anything. No burning, theft or violence to police.

Yeah, they only ran someone over with their car and killed them, because they didn't like their political ideology.

Real fine people there.

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not talking about Ebola. or neckties or Ann Coulter or Russia or any other distractions. The racial riots in Minnesota or any previous occurences, what was said and what was done.

You mean like calling for the president to resign, when two Americans die of Ebola? Is that what you mean by not letting a crisis go to waste?

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did not happen at the Michigan capitol protest that your teammate referenced.

Yeah, they only ran someone over with their car and killed them, because they didn't like their political ideology.

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I suppose he is a kind of leader, of filth and racism?

He chose to belittle peaceful protests in the past, now he threatens violence as people no longer bend the knee but hurt what's most precious to trump and his ilk.

AmeriKKKa is going up in flames, let's hope America rises out of the ashes.

It's long overdue, this land of freedom and equality.

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Trump has offended every racial group

Equally offending all races is a sure sign that someone is a racist. Truly, liberalism is a mental disorder.

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so because Obama was black he was allowed to call people "thugs" and his response and lack of action over 8 years is beyond reproach no matter what he did or didnt do for race relations?

Biden isnt black, but he seems to try to speak for the black community quite often. He seems to claim he knows what is best for "them" in every situation. Based on what, I dont know.

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In 1968, that racist segregationist George Wallace was spouting the infamous and racist "when the looting starts, the shooting starts", and now today, the current occupant of the White House, Donald Trump, is echoing racist Wallace, over 50 YEARS later. If anyone was still wondering if Trump is a racist, this should wipe away all doubts.

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I suppose he is a kind of leader, of filth and racism?

He chose to belittle peaceful protests in the past,

They weren’t peaceful, let’s get that out of the way first.

now he threatens violence as people no longer bend the knee but hurt what's most precious to trump and his ilk.

And the people that lost business is due to violence of looting and rioting ask them how they feel, and once again another community destroys itself and innocent people are caught up in it based on convenience and opportunity.

AmeriKKKa is going up in flames, let's hope America rises out of the ashes.

Not when you have race hustlers like Al Sharpton thrown into the mix.

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so what responsibility for this do Biden and Obama have for their lack of action between 2009-2017 to improve race relations and relations between the police and minority communities?

And Trump is off limits in the answer. As you call him a "racist" (he is of course, not a racist) he would have no responsibility to do anything because he supposedly wouldnt care. so no need to expect anything from him in your answer.

Now explain Biden's lack of action, yet he and his President's supposed authority to have a comment now.

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If anyone was still wondering if Trump is a racist, this should wipe away all doubts.

Never had a doubt in my mind.

But trump is just a small tumour in a country riddled with the cancer of racism.

Burn it down and start again. I'm speaking metaphorically, in case the clinincally insane interpret the diagnosis and prognosis incorrectly.

Btw, that doesn't mean I'm in favour of Biden. He's just another example of the privileged elite, he is a mere sticking plaster, not a cure.

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Btw, that doesn't mean I'm in favour of Biden. He's just another example of the privileged elite, he is a mere sticking plaster, not a cure.

Right now the Republicrite opinion is that because Biden isn’t perfect, it’s better to stay with the current utter failure in the White House.

I read an article on Fox “News” today. A guy who predicted Trump to win last time, predicted him to win this time by a landslide. They headlines this. Then you read it and halfway through the article it points out that this guy admits he didn’t factor in covid or the recession.

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In 1968, that racist segregationist George Wallace was spouting the infamous and racist "when the looting starts, the shooting starts",

So just let anarchy prevail, no martial law, let people do what they want, let them destroy all the stores and shops and when the smoke clears and the people have no food or businesses to buy things what comes next? Poverty and then what? No one will want to invest in that city or operate a business and that that city becomes another Watts and Trump has nothing to do with it, it’s all on the people that chose to destroy their own communities and the city for allowing civil disobedience to flourish.

and now today, the current occupant of the White House, Donald Trump, is echoing racist Wallace, over 50 YEARS later. If anyone was still wondering if Trump is a racist, this should wipe away all doubts.

Like Obama: President Obama doesn't regret using the term "thug" in describing the violent rioters in Baltimore this week, spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday.

"Whether it's arson or, you know, the looting of a liquor store ... those were thuggish acts," 

And when you're looting up a convenience store or you're throwing a cinder block at a police officer, you're engaging in thuggish behavior and that's why the President used that word."

So Obama thinks these criminals are thugs as well and for once, he’s right.

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Biden isnt black, but he seems to try to speak for the black community quite often.

Its not what Joe says that is the problem. Its what he does and also doesn't do. His actions and inactions speak louder than his words. And its the same with Trump. Neither of these old White men are the friend of the middle class or poor people, whether White, Black or Asian, though they are supposed to represent them all. If Americans voted their conscience this November, neither of those Koch brother candidates would get a single vote.

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Truly, liberalism is a mental disorder.

But the economy is falling under Republican leadership. Trump is running the American economy like his Trump university (into the ground). And with his failed TrumpCare COVID-19 is ravaging the US population. Trump also said to inject Mr. Clean to prevent COVID-19.

he is of course, not a racist

He said Obama was born in Kenya

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its a legitimate question. You had the first black President and his VP commenting about how can this happen in 2020.

Well, it happened due to their lack of action in 2009-2017. Do they have no responsibility for their lack of action in 8 years to heal the racial divide and the divide between police and the community? Its not like the kneeling before the anthem started after 2017.

Since when did Joe Biden have a mandate to speak on behalf of the black community? He does realize he is an old white man, doesnt he? Having a black friend gives you no mandate to speak for others as a white person.

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understatement of the year.

because Biden isn’t perfect

Both of which will be gone as election factors by November. nowhere to go but up.

his guy admits he didn’t factor in covid or the recession.

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Biden calls for leadership; sadly he won't be getting it in Atlanta. The democrat-run city is currently under attack from rioters, and the "leaders" have opted to let the rioters "blow of steam"

Keep in mind that Atlanta has an 80% black population. So that means any business that burn have a more than likely chance of being black-owned and in the service of the black community. But who cares. It's not about George Floyd anymore. Burn burn burn.

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man, all that wear a mask and social distance stuff and "its not safe to reopen" narrative just totally out the window now, huh?

Never thought that the reason things cant reopen would be because they were burned down by rioters.

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Protests happening across America. One near to the White House. Many more planned for the weekend. Tear Gas fired at protestors in Minneapolis.

Anarchy is a very misused word. It means without government, it does not mean chaos.

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Its not what Joe says that is the problem. Its what he does and also doesn't do. His actions and inactions speak louder than his words

I fully agree. Especially when it comes to his super-predator bill that decimated the black family. And then there's his collaboration with segregationists which Senator Harris kindly pointed out for us.

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https://thehill.com/homenews/media/500230-protests-vandalism-reported-outside-cnn-headquarters-in-atlanta

This. is. CNN.

Protesters race away from CNN's Atlanta headquarters after another glass was broken

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This ain't going away!

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But trump is just a small tumour in a country riddled with the cancer of racism.

And yet liberals are the ones that use the race card non-stop 24/7

Burn it down and start again. I'm speaking metaphorically, in case the clinincally insane interpret the diagnosis and prognosis incorrectly.

Really metaphorically speaking? Well, so was Trump.

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Within the last 2 weeks Joe has offended the black community, the Hispanic community and the Asian community with questionable comments. He doesnt just need a black woman VP, he really needs to find a multi-racial VP candidate by now.

CNN must be shocked, Im sure they thought they are somehow "exempt" in all of this. Strangely, there is a large armed police presence defending the CNN building. SWAT team, armed vehicles. Where is this police presence everywhere else?

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Protests happening across America. One near to the White House. Many more planned for the weekend. Tear Gas fired at protestors in Minneapolis.

Yes and?

Anarchy is a very misused word. It means without government, it does not mean chaos.

And that’s exactly what is happening, no government leadership as well as the City down word falling into a spiral of lawlessness. Where are the government responders also known as the law? How could they allow these riots to go on like this for days? The mayor is a disgrace to the city and community for allowing this to happen.

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bass4funk

so now you are using Obama quotes, a man you have said so many times you hate?

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Within the last 2 weeks Joe has offended the black community, the Hispanic community and the Asian community with questionable comments

Who cares? Trump attached blacks saying Obama was born in Kenya. But Biden will do a better job with the economy and we will no longer have the failed TrumpCare. Trump is so bad he wants Americans to inject Mr. Clean to fight CV. Trump is doing so badly with CV that even China is doing better than the US with the fight on CV (under Trump's watch)

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Minnesota: Dem state. Dem governor. Dem mayor. Dem voters (60-70% Hillary in 2016 in Minneapolis). police told to stand down.

Trumps fault?

something doesnt match.

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Anarchy is a very misused word. It means without government, it does not mean chaos.

Aye. It worked in a variant in Catalonia in the anarcho-syndicalism collectives, but history is not a thing with some of our commentators here.

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Trumps fault?

I'd never say the messes the country is in and has been in since Trump was elected were all on him. But I do think by catering his messages, sometimes just dog whistles, to his white nationalist base he has intentionally set race relations even farther back. Maybe once again back to the 1950s, the era he seems to want to return to.

What country ever, any time in history, has improved by going back in time while eschewing 'progress'.

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https://www.foxnews.com/us/black-firefighter-devastated-minneapolis-riots-bar

Hopefully we can have a GoFundme for this guy. He never even got the chance to open before the peaceful protesters burned his black owned business to the ground.

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Protests happening across America. One near to the White House. Many more planned for the weekend.

Good. This is a fire that won't be put out, metaphorically speaking.

Tear Gas fired at protestors in Minneapolis.

Their spirit will not be dimmed. They are true, American heroes. The entire world is watching and supports them.

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White tolerant women threaten to call the police on a black guy and specifically point out that he's black with the hopes the cops will drop everything and call a state of emergency because he's black. Lies lies lies.

Er, no. It's on video and widely reported. Just not the curious way you stated.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/26/central-park-new-york-white-woman-black-birdwatcher

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Hopefully we can have a GoFundme for this guy. He never even got the chance to open before the peaceful protesters burned his black owned business to the ground.

Sad. I saw this story too. I can see how the rioters think they are sticking it to the man by destroying a blackman's business. I'm sure that's what George Floyd would have wanted.

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Well, the "real leadership" for the black community wont be coming from Biden. He simply cant stop blaming others for his comments.

Good luck Joe. But you have no mandate from the black community for these riots. If you think you do, please fly there and make them stop with your words.

Biden says Charlamagne tha God was 'baiting' him, which prompted 'you ain't black' remark

This is the second time the former vice president appeared to direct some blame on Charlamagne tha God.

BET co-founder Robert L. Johnson said Biden should apologize to "every black person he meets."

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so now you are using Obama quotes,

He said them, so he agrees, these people are thugs, pure and simple.

a man you have said so many times you hate?

Yes, but it doesn’t mean I can’t quote the guy.

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There is a difference between protestors and those who loot and burn. They should not be painted by the same brush.

The fires are burning in the hearts of the people about 400 years of black oppression and inequality.

Blacklabel

as a black guy what it your view of the killing by the police, and others too.

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But trump is just a small tumour in a country riddled with the cancer of racism.

@bas4fAnd yet liberals are the ones that use the race card non-stop 24/7

I've only ever heard 'Play the race card' used by white nationalists. Not surprising so many of those using the term are Trump supporters.

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Good. This is a fire that won't be put out, metaphorically speaking.

As long as they can peacefully protest, they should.

Their spirit will not be dimmed. They are true, American heroes. The entire world is watching and supports them.

Thugs are not heroes.

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Hopefully we can have a GoFundme for this guy.

Great idea. Share the details, and I'm sure people will delve deep into their pockets. Especially the very wealthy folk who claim to care about the ordinary people.

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Aye. It worked in a variant in Catalonia in the anarcho-syndicalism collectives, but history is not a thing with some of our commentators here.

It also worked in the Ukraine during the Russian Revolution. Nestor Ivanovych Makhno.

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We need to be treating George Ford's memory with honor and as an impetus for real change.

Not as a way for people to get a new TV for free by looting. There was going to be a new sports bar (and jobs working there). There was also going to be 160 units of affordable housing. Not anymore, thanks liberals.

I cant wait for two weeks for CNN to gleefully report that its Trumps fault that there is an increase in coronavirus cases in these areas.

Sad. I saw this story too. I can see how the rioters think they are sticking it to the man by destroying a blackman's business. I'm sure that's what George Floyd would have wanted.

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There is a difference between protestors and those who loot and burn. They should not be painted by the same brush.

We know that.

The fires are burning in the hearts of the people about 400 years of black oppression and inequality.

Excuse.

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Trump 2020

Exactly and guaranteed to remain in the WH even if he loses. He will never leave. 

One of the more wild conspiracy theories, ranking up there with Epstein committed suicide.

I'd never say the messes the country is in and has been in since Trump was elected were all on him.

Ya think? It takes more than 3 and a half years to fix messes decades in the making. And as far as the messes since the coronavirus hit, it's virtually all on China.

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@bas4fThugs are not heroes.

That's one of the reasons I despise Trump and his syndicate of fellow 'elite' thugs.

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I've only ever heard 'Play the race card' used by white nationalists. Not surprising so many of those using the term are Trump supporters.

True.

Comes up every time there's a racist murder, incident, or an utterance from their hero, trump.

They enable the bigotry to continue.

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Disappointed that this is still happening in 2020. There was such great hope that the first black president would totally eliminate this issue during his 4, then 8 years.

Like Biden said:

"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," Biden said. "I mean, that's a storybook, man."

It was a storybook, he also got a large number of whites to vote for him and support him. Everything was in place for total success. Then it all fell apart and had a nightmare ending, directly leading to the election of Trump.

as a black guy what it your view of the killing by the police, and others too.

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I cant wait for two weeks for CNN to gleefully report that its Trumps fault that there is an increase in coronavirus cases in these areas.

If they haven't all been arrested for reporting the news.

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The fires are burning in the hearts of the people about 400 years of black oppression and inequality.

@bas4fExcuse.

Excuse? Only if you ignore the absolute horrors the Black community has had to endure for 400 years, and accept that Trump and his far right ilk, with help from 'abroad' are making race relations even worse.

And to think some of the deniers of how miserably black people have been treated are posters who threaten another 'civil war' because someone suggests they shouldn't own weaponry rivaling the military's,

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Did Trump do that too? Or was it the incompetent local leadership? (Dem, by the way)

If they haven't all been arrested for reporting the news.

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All the democratic governors and mayors of these cities currently besieged are mysteriously not around. Not on site, not on tv, not on the radio, not on the internet. Pure lawlessness right now. We just might need Biden. Come on Biden. You're up. Get on the horn. Take control of the situation.

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It takes more than 3 and a half years to fix messes decades in the making. And as far as the messes since the coronavirus hit, it's virtually all on China.

TrumpCare is making things go backwards. This crash happened under Trump's watch not under President Hillary's. It's not in China it's on Trump and his TrumpCare.

One of the more wild conspiracy theories, ranking up there with Epstein committed suicide.

There is proof that Trump will not leave even if he loses (and Trump people should be happy about this). And what's this about Epstein exactly?

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Under whose direction were the CNN reporters arrested? The local police work for......who?

It was brought up, so obviously it was intended to have blame and/or context assigned to it. Unless it was just a throwaway statement intended as information and to not be addressed.

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Well anyway, I hope these riots stop soon, no one else is hurt and that Mr, Floyd gets justice.

There will be a time again later to discuss the aftermath, the impact on the election, if it caused a second wave of corona, all these related issues can wait. hoping everyone can just go home and let the justice system play out.

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 Take control of the situation.

Trump is president not Biden. But Biden will do a better job. Trump is so bad he's telling people to inject Mr. Clean. And what happened to the Trump wall? Another Trump failure. Trump can't even build a wall.

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Preferable to whatever you've got.

I don't want to see businesses looted and burned, many of which are black-owned and many which service the black communities, after am unarmed blackman is murdered by the police.

Others prefer to loot and burn and destroy businesses, many of which are black-owned and many which service the black communities, all after an unarmed blackman gets murdered by the police.

I can see why you prefer the latter. After all, that's what George Floyd would have wanted.

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Others prefer to loot and burn and destroy businesses, many of which are black-owned and many which service the black communities, all after an unarmed blackman gets murdered by the police.

As a white person Trump has hurt me with his TrumpCare

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Under whose direction were the CNN reporters arrested? The local police work for......who?

Hopefully we will learn.

The ongoing demonization of CNN - a term used by the right wing as a pejorative - has probably contributed to some hating the network, including police personnel, and the arrests.

NB I'm NOT directly blaming Trump, his media, his armies of social media warriors (US and 'foreign) instead saying I think they've contributed by daily (read JT threads) attacks on CNN and other outlets in what they call the MSN (another al right pejorative).

Not direct cause, instead an element in the dynamic.

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Right wingers want black people to know their place,

No, they just don’t want them to loot and riot.

and not react to sustained attacks on them.

You can do so peacefully

Right wingers cry crocodile tears.

No, because we wouldn’t let that happen in our communities

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Excuse? Only if you ignore the absolute horrors the Black community has had to endure for 400 years,

Non one is doing that.

and accept that Trump and his far right ilk, with help from 'abroad' are making race relations even worse.

No, the Democrat leaders have done nothing for the Black community for over 60 years, so again, where are the black community is where people are flocking to that are prosperous, clean and upscale, great schools, low crime, I’ll be waiting.

And to think some of the deniers of how miserably black people have been treated are posters who threaten another 'civil war'

They are doing exactly that, by rioting and looting in depriving law abiding citizens of the civil rights, destroying their livelihoods and public and private properties, these thugs are the ones that are causing civil unrest and disobedience.

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No, the Democrat leaders have done nothing for the Black community for over 60 years

If that’s true, the alternative at the ballot box must be something absolutely foul.

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Meanwhile in the real world, Twitter has just acknowlegde in a mail to the White House that the Tweet does not violate Twitter rules:

"We have investigated the reported content and could not identify any violatzions of the Twitter rules".

Not that the "mainstream" media will take note.

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I think they've contributed by daily (read JT threads) attacks on CNN and other outlets in what they call the MSN (another al right pejorative).

Yep. I can see more attacks and death threats on journalists. And the base is regularly whipped up into a fury by their leader, often using violent rhetoric (all of which is forever documented).

If only elements of the working people got the message that they're being used to continue the status quo of hate.

The thing trump and other capitalists fear most, is the people uniting and realising they have more in common with each other than is reported. Black, white, brown etc - everyone come together and the problems (motivated by greed and power) can at least start to be tackled.

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The thing trump and other capitalists fear most, is the people uniting and realising they have more in common with each other than is reported.

No, that is not what they’re worried about, they’re worried about other businesses and innocent people in law-abiding citizens getting hurt and their livelihoods destroyed by this thuggish behavior.

Black, white, brown etc - everyone come together and the problems (motivated by greed and power) can at least start to be tackled.

In a peaceful manner, why not?

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It's the sort of trash posted daily, by a small proportion of high profile posters, in order to cause friction and heated debate. Which ultimately ends in those who question the trolling being suspended. Never, explicity never, the actual trolls.

I honestly think you sadly really don’t understand the ultimate repercussions of what will happen in the end with these communities? You can’t possibly guess what’s going to happen as a result of this lawlessness, but I do.

If nobody ever engaged with them again, they'd soon run out of steam.

Probably not.

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Not that the "mainstream" media will take note.

I'll wait and see. What does the kook media report?

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There goes social distancing!

Fauci must be having extreme nightmares!

The riots spreading across the USA is providing COVID-19 another gateway for a second wave.

While I'm da-kine confident that the American scientists will soon find a cure for the disease it's sadly another matter for the covert racism still existing in the country.

A leader of a country should unite and not divide the American people in times of crisis.

Sadly we are seeing the opposite and covert racism is supported by some media and the police force which just provides the embers for more racists to thrive.

On the other hand I don't think Trump truly cares about a second wave coming.

Blame it on China and the WHO will surely be a mantra again!

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