New poll shows Trump’s Black Lives Matter protest response could cost him 2020

New poll shows Trump’s Black Lives Matter protest response could cost him 2020
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[Ed. – Maybe so, but when you get right down to it, the vast majority of Americans want to feel safe and secure first and foremost. This is especially true in black communities. Don’t be surprised if exit polls reveal that on Nov. 3.]

If Donald Trump loses in the fall, the first week of June might have marked the beginning of the end. On June 1, with the country consumed by historic protests against racism and police brutality, some of them violent, Trump decided to position himself as the “law-and-order” president, made clear by his tweets and his now infamous march that evening across Lafayette Square, outside the White House. His path cleared by the National Guard and D.C. police who used chemical agents on lawfully assembled protesters and roughed up journalists, Trump walked across the street to stand in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church for an inscrutable and buffoonish photo op, in which he held up a Bible and said nothing much at all about the cities on fire and the country’s dismal legacy of racism. “We have a great country,” Trump said. “That’s my thoughts.”

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