The United States is seeing the most violent phase in their entire history which can be traced back to atmosphere which was ongoing during the beginning phase of the civil war. The death of George Floyd has seen the general population of the United States erupt, banging shields with the police, and more arrests than ever towards people of color. On top of that the current President of the United States feels like he might not be equipped to handle such a precarious situation.
The latter has repeatedly compared the anti-racism protestors happening in the country as “terrorists” often branding them the work of the opposition party and has vowed to surge paramilitary units from Portland to Democrat-run cities during the course of the coming weeks. The current state of the United States under Trump’s rule can be wildly compared to other known autocratic nations and not many differences can be found between the former and latter.
Furthermore, there are several ranks that can be seen broken under Trump’s rule where governors of certain states are often seen ignoring the President’s orders and often following their own terms to bring peace and tranquility. Several mayors and police chiefs across the states were even seen actively protesting alongside the protestors.
Some even tried to go over the President’s citing “prejudicial reasons”. In a letter to the Justice and Homeland, Oregon Congress members Jeffrey Merkley, Ron Wyden, Suzzane Bomamici and Earl Blumenauer lashed out at the country’s leader in a strong worded letter marking authoritarian government like behavior.
“These tactics include deploying federal agents without identifying insignia in an apparent effort to evade transparency and accountability, snatching people off the street with no apparent reason for apprehension, and using potentially deadly munitions to harm peaceful protesters.” the letter begins in an aggressive tone against the President’s actions and his handling of the severe crisis.
While Donald Trump continues to vilify the protestors as attacks from the opposition party, the President has yet to sit down and listen to what the protestors are actually demanding.