[Ed. – Portland, dudes. It’s the playbook. Apparently the general election in November will involve Antifa breaking into federal courthouses and Trump deploying federal police to protect them, thus (somehow) halting the – well, as planned right now, the mostly mail-in voting, plus stray in-person voting, none of which will occur at a federal courthouse. IDK; seems a bit far-fetched. You decide.]
Actor Alec Baldwin is pushing a wild conspiracy theory that President Donald Trump could use armed force to stop the election in November. The Hollywood star is basing his unfounded claim on the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to deploy federal agents in Portland, Oregon, to subdue violent rioters following weeks of urban chaos.
“The ‘police’ activity in Portland, and lack of outrage over/resistance to it tells us how Trump could stop the election in November. It’s his only hope,” Alec Baldwin wrote.
The “police” activity in Portland, and lack of outrage over/resistance to it tells us how Trump could stop the election in November.
It’s his only hope.
— HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) July 18, 2020
Alec Baldwin more forcefully pushed his theory in a separate tweet claiming that a military intervention is “Trump’s election strategy.” The actor pointed to an Esquire article by left-wing, anti-Trump pundit Charles P. Pierce who wrote that the federal crackdown in Portland could be a “dress rehearsal” for November.