Donald Trump insisted on a live commencement last weekend at West Point, despite no good reason for it, and exposing the world to the fact that he is not doing well physically. He now plans to take his road show to Tulsa, Oklahoma, this Saturday for the first of his revived Cult 45 shows. Trump now claims that more than a million people have signed up for an event with a capacity of 20,000.
In an apparent effort to warn protesters, and incite more violence, Triple T (Trump, Tulsa Terrorist) warned this morning: “Any protesters, anarchists, agitators, looters or lowlifes who are going to Oklahoma please understand, you will not be treated like you have been in New York, Seattle, or Minneapolis. It will be a much different scene!”
Setting aside that the police presence will largely be local forces, and Trump does not speak for them, and setting aside that Trump apparently intends to arrest himself because he’s an “agitator” and “lowlife,” Trump is once again glorifying and promoting violence. While he did change the day of the event from Juneteenth to June 20th, it is still in the shadow of where the Tulsa Massacre occurred, with one of the mass grave sites, “the Canes,” within a half mile of the arena where crowds will gather.
Once again, Trump appears to be tone deaf at best, intentional at worst, in inciting violence and racial dissension, tweeting this dangerous nonsense on Juneteenth. And as always, the compromised, feckless GOP remains silent.