The way Trump is reacting on pogroms across the US

More and more criticism is heard of Donald Trump for the lack of a timely and strong reaction to pogroms across America.

The way Trump is reacting on pogroms across the US

Trump writes on Twitter every day about the inadmissibility of robberies and riots, promising the rioters a “tough response from the police”. However, the White House, until recently, did not intervene in the policies of local authorities regarding protesters.

The logic of this decision was to enable the liberal states themselves to deal with those hunweibins whom they had nurtured. Moreover, any accusations of violating the “civil rights” of the protesters could have been avoided.

However, now, as the protests spread to more and more cities and have already swept at least a dozen states, the White House simply cannot sit on the sidelines. The Trump administration announced that it will begin to share intelligence from the drones of the Pentagon and the NSA, which track the protests, with state authorities.

In theory, the US president has the right to “federalize” the National Guard forces and transfer them to his control – if, for example, he sees that the state has no political power to suppress riots. However, the White House is not yet ready to follow such a scenario. They only promise to detach the military police to help the National Guard.

In turn, the headquarters of Joe Biden tried to “capitalize” on the protests and organized a meeting of the candidate with the family of African-American George Floyd, who died during the arrest. But with the spread of pogroms, even Biden had to publicly condemn them. Trump followed the example of Biden, who talked on the phone with the Floyd family.

Much has been said about the causes of the American Spring: this is a splash of all the negative emotions in society that have accumulated over three months of quarantines, a reaction to the strongest economic crisis in 80 years, and the activity of Antifa.

But until now, another factor that played a significant role in the “success” of the riots has not been mentioned. This is a widespread amnesty in the United States, carried out during the epidemic. Under 17,000 prisoners were released, among them there were many convicted of violent crimes. It is likely that many of them just became ardent participants in the pogroms.


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