The Blundering Generation is on my mind for a reason:
Banning the Confederate flag from military installations was long overdue.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 19, 2020
Banning the LGBTQ Pride flag — the very symbol of diversity and inclusion — is undeniably wrong. The Pentagon should ensure it is authorized, or as President, I will.
“The group of Italian Americans and their supporters said they just wanted peace but also threatened “war” if the Columbus statue continued to be the subject of vandalism.“https://t.co/Is3xuIiOz9— ???????? (@LadyIld) July 19, 2020
The current scene outside the Federal Courthouse in downtown #Portland . Federal Courthouse and the two parks across from it are fenced off . Tonight will night 51 of riots in #Portland pic.twitter.com/oCptHS1OMM— Jorge Ventura Media (@VenturaReport) July 19, 2020
Antifa tear apart the heavy-duty fence around the courthouse set up earlier by federal authorities. Local politicians tell law enforcement to stay inside. When they do, antifa & BLM attack anyway. Video: @FromKalen pic.twitter.com/sj1hlYJs2e #PortlandRiots— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 19, 2020
The Portland Police union in north Portland was broken into and set on fire by antifa rioters. A riot has been declared. pic.twitter.com/kp9JucufA3— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 19, 2020
People on social media are spreading conspiracy theory that police or right-wingers started the arson attack in Portland to blame antifa. A pro-antifa journalist who covers the riots expresses support for the act of terrorism, calling the police union hall a “valid target.” pic.twitter.com/CCDHu6OuAO— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 19, 2020
“WE WANT THE FIGHT!” one man screams into a hole in the courthouse building here in Portland. pic.twitter.com/dip1HLogl7— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) July 19, 2020
Protesters are using sections of fence to block the federal courthouse doors.— Lindsey Smith (she/her) (@LindseyPSmith7) July 19, 2020
(There are many doors to this building. I know because police often burst out of them and shoot at me.) pic.twitter.com/rSrYTRwZsX
Antifa rioters continue to break the wooden barriers protecting the Portland federal courthouse. They already tore apart the fencing erected around the building. Video by @FromKalen. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/3HFIsaLsgL— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 19, 2020
Approximately 30 moms are standing with linked arms in the middle of the intersection of SW Main and SW Third. They are chanting “ACAB, All cops are bastards” and “ Black Lives Matter.” #portlandprotests #portland #PortlandOregon #PortlandOR #oregon #BLMprotest #PDXprotests #PDX pic.twitter.com/AILZ4On2Gc— Clypian (@Clypian) July 19, 2020
Black Lives Matter and Antifa in Portland chant: “Every precinct, every town, burn the precincts to the ground.”— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 19, 2020
The Portland Police Association building was broken into and fires were set shortly after. pic.twitter.com/blPZIUA1M1
The insanity goes all the way to the top:
We are trying to help Portland, not hurt it. Their leadership has, for months, lost control of the anarchists and agitators. They are missing in action. We must protect Federal property, AND OUR PEOPLE. These were not merely protesters, these are the real deal!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2020
We live in a democracy, not a banana republic. We will not tolerate the use of Americans as props in President Trump’s political games.— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 19, 2020
Read my full statement with Rep. Earl Blumenauer here: https://t.co/YGd6pnrHxT
Washington Post columnist wants fewer anti-rioting lawshttps://t.co/YfmbSzhdsc— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) July 18, 2020
Portland is openly in a state of insurrection.
The Democrats are defending it from the city council to the mayor to the state attorney general to the U.S. representative to Oregon’s governor and two U.S. senators all the way up to Pelosi and Schumer.
What is the point of all this lawlessness? Trump has the ultimate responsibility to uphold the law. The Democrats want to portray him as a “fascist” who is unleashing his “Gestapo” for doing so.