Donald Trump stepped into the White House Rose Garden and threatened to send U.S. military troops to murder Americans in their own streets. He can’t actually do this, because even the Insurrection Act states that governors must ask the president to send troops. But even Trump’s bluff was enough to send chills down the spine of every reasonable American, because it’s more clear than ever that Trump isn’t an American.
Moments after Trump finished speaking, President Obama came out swinging. He tweeted the words of George Floyd’s brother Terrence Floyd: “Let’s do this another way. Let’s stop thinking our voice don’t matter and vote. Not just for the president…educate yourself and know who you’re voting for. And that’s how we’re going to hit ’em.”
In so doing, President Obama is reminding us that there is only one true way out of this nightmare: voting Donald Trump out of office in record numbers.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report