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‘A Scared Man. Afraid, Alone’: Columnist Says Trump Is ‘Terrified’ As White House Comes Under Siege By Protesters



Donald Trump is showing all the signs of “a scared man” as massive protests have broken out across the country over the murder of George Floyd at the hands of four former Minneapolis cops — and angry Americans are taking their case all the way up to the White House gates, political writer Peter Nicholas stated in a column for The Atlantic.

“Presidents live within a protective cocoon built and continually fortified for one purpose: keeping them alive. But inside the White House compound these days, Donald Trump seems rattled by what’s transpiring outside the windows of the historic residence,” Nicholas wrote,

The columnist highlighted Trump’s day on Saturday after he returned from Florida where he watched the SpaceX launch, only to return to a Washington D.C. that is under siege — necessitating calling out the National Guard.

“When Marine One deposited Trump on the South Lawn last night after his day trip to Florida, the president walked toward the entrance of the White House amid a cacophony of car horns and chanting protesters who flung themselves against barricades in an hours-long clash with police. Trump hasn’t seen demonstrations on this kind since he assumed office in January 2017. “Protesters breached an outer checkpoint at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue at one point yesterday afternoon. All day long, cars streamed toward the White House, with passengers leaning out the windows and chanting, ‘Black lives matter!’ As one car passed a White House gate at 15th and E Streets, a group of men shouted at the guards: ‘F*ck you.” On sidewalks littered with soiled masks and empty water bottles, demonstrators pumped their fists in solidarity and demanded respect for African Americans—a community whom Trump says he ‘loves.’”

Noting that the president had started the day boasting about security measures at the White House that includes “vicious dogs and ominous weapons,” Nicholas said those are not the boasts of a man secure in his position.

“Presidents don’t normally feel compelled to boast about their protection. Trump wrote in a tweet that Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser wouldn’t let the city’s police force assist during protests Friday. (That’s not the case; Secret Service said that city police officers were indeed on the scene.) In a tweet of her own, Bowser called Trump ‘a scared man. Afraid/alone,” he wrote.

Nicholas noted that Trump was still boasting about protection from protesters late Saturday night.

“Last night, videos of two NYPD cruisers accelerating into a crowd of Brooklyn protesters exploded across social media. Trump saw fit to say something about police tactics: ‘Let New York’s Finest be New York’s Finest,’ he tweeted. ‘There is nobody better, but they must be allowed to do their job!’” the columnist pointed out.

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If You Thought Kamala Harris Was Tough On Brett Kavanaugh, Just Wait Until She Debates Mike Pence



Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday selected Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate. Following the news of Biden’s selection, MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace called into her network while on vacation to point out that Harris will mop the floor with Vice President Mike Pence during debates.

“The other piece of reporting I’ve picked up in the past week was from the Trump team, that from their viewpoint, because Donald Trump has no capacity to understand that this is the selection of a person to run the government with the president, he only saw this in terms of casting for the night of primetime coverage that is the vice presidential debate, and this was the pick that scared them the most,” Wallace told MSNBC’s Brian Williams.

“They thought she would more than go toe-to-toe with [Mike] Pence, they thought she could chew him up and spit him out and pointed to her cross-examination of one Bill Barr,” she explained.

“I don’t know that there’s a better debater or questioner on the political field right now,” Wallace said. Her skill-set is unmatched in terms much being able to articulate an argument, to patiently wait to make her point and look at the argument that the democratic ticket has to make.”

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