Donald Trump For 4 More Years? A Look At How Those Who Loot & Riot Fuel His Re-election Campaign

As believable as it may sound, you wouldn’t think that Trump would actually use his first official address since the killing of George Floyd to threaten mobilising the US army. But that’s exactly what he did. Having spent the whole weekend sending incendiary tweets (some of which might have been from an underground bunker), the president is fighting fire with fire.

True to his “When the looting starts, the shooting starts” warning tweet, Trump threatened to pretty much implement martial law if the violence and looting continued. He almost sounded like a strict dad with the way he said he would “deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem”.

Now, I know that everything Trump seems to do is wildly questionable. Heck, if this were any other president, he would’ve been out of office by now. For some strange reason, the standard rules just don’t seem to apply to Trump; He suggested injecting disinfectant for crying out loud!

Which leads us to the issue at hand; Bringing in the full force of the US military to deal with the issue. This will see Trump going head to head with some state governors who are reluctant to resort to such extreme measures. Trump doesn’t seem to care though and if he can do something like terminate the US membership to the World Health Organization without anyone batting an eye, he can certainly overrule a few governors.

You may think that calling in the army to fight their own people is extreme, but there is precedence to this. Past presidents including Franklin D Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, and George H.W. Bush have all called upon federal troops to deal with situations of social unrest.

Trump may very well be attempting to follow in their footsteps. With so many people rioting and looting, many of the moderates who have been on the fence about who to vote for come November might look at what’s going on and  decide to vote for someone who’s poster boy of law and order.

It’s hard not to think that this is Trump’s game plan here. That being said however, there are a lot of variables at play here. For one, there’s a literal pandemic thats infected 1,868,500 in the nation, with 107,530 fatalities. On top of that, the US is a different place than it was under previous presidents.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a racist place but it’s not as blatantly racist as it used to be. The American public were largely fine with federal troop intervention back then. It may not be the case now. On top of that, Trump’s favourite platform to spread his lies has now started to censor him.

Can a president who’s made 18,000 false claims in a period of 1170 days continue to blame the democrats for everything that’s wrong with the country and still walk away with reelection come November? Just like how we’ve yet to find a cure for the coronavirus, we’ve yet to find a cure for Donald Trump.

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