Trump's threat to use the Insurrection Act against protesters is an abuse of power - 2020-06-03

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F0.png Trump's threat to use the Insurrection Act against protesters is an abuse of power June 3, 2020, Heriberto Urby, The Conversation

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, American cities are coping with strife and civil unrest comparable to 1968.

In an apparent attempt to divert attention from a lacklustre White House effort to counter the COVID-19 pandemic and a tone-deaf approach to racial injustice, President Donald Trump has entered into another of his many quagmires where he seems to have spoken first and contemplated later.

Despite Trump's specious symbolic display involving clearing a park of protesters to pose to take photos in front of an empty church, the president's words at his June 1 news conference were consequential.

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{{cite news | first = Heriberto | last = Urby | author2 = Jack L. Rozdilsky | title = Trump's threat to use the Insurrection Act against protesters is an abuse of power | url = https://theconversation.com/trumps-threat-to-use-the-insurrection-act-against-protesters-is-an-abuse-of-power-139856 | work = The Conversation | date = June 3, 2020 | accessdate = September 18, 2020 }}