President Trump delivered a dark and divisive speech on Friday that cast his struggling effort to win a second term as a battle against a “new far-left fascism” seeking to wipe out the nation’s values and history.
using the holiday and an official presidential address to mount a full-on culture war against a straw-man version of the left that he portrayed as inciting mayhem and moving the country toward totalitarianism.
Straw man version?
Instead, appealing unabashedly to his base with ominous language and imagery, he railed against what he described as a dangerous “cancel culture” intent on toppling monuments and framed himself as a strong leader who would protect the Second Amendment, law enforcement and the country’s heritage.
The scene at Mount Rushmore was the latest sign of how Mr. Trump appears, by design or default, increasingly disconnected from the intense concern among Americans about the health crisis gripping the country.
Said the leftist newspaper that supports the rioting
Mr. Trump is appealing to a subset of Americans to carry him to a second term by changing the subject and appealing to fear and division. … Mr. Trump, however, had a different message: The sparkly, booming show must go on at all costs in the service of the divisive message and powerful images he wants to promote.
Trump is using fear and division and not the left that’s race baiting and spreading fear about the virus?
Mr. Trump has tried to bend events to his will, often using social media to drive home his alternate version of reality
That’s Literally what the left has been doing