From White House: Trump to use ‘federal assets’ in response to violent protests | TheHill
An appeal to studies when the Generalâ€™s authority as a military advisor should be enough?
What studies have shown, as Gen. Milley noted â€” he was in the governorâ€™s call, his points all pertained to the National Guard â€” and he noted that there are several studies that when thereâ€™s an overwhelming National Guard presence it actually deescalates the situation and causes less civil unrest,” McEnany said.
Oh, and Milley: Miley Cyrus = virus.
From Fire, pestilence and a country at war with itself: the Trump presidency is over
Robert Reich, in The Guardian, on trump’s lack of action:
He tweets bogus threats that he has no power to carry out â€“ withholding funds from states that expand absentee voting, â€œoverrulingâ€ governors who donâ€™t allow places of worship to reopen â€œright awayâ€, and punishing Twitter for factchecking him.
And he lies incessantly.
In reality, Donald Trump doesnâ€™t run the government of the United States. He doesnâ€™t manage anything. He doesnâ€™t organize anyone. He doesnâ€™t administer or oversee or supervise. He doesnâ€™t read memos. He hates meetings. He has no patience for briefings. His White House is in perpetual chaos.
Trumpâ€™s nonfeasance goes far beyond an absence of leadership or inattention to traditional norms and roles. In a time of national trauma, he has relinquished the core duties and responsibilities of the presidency.
He is no longer president. The sooner we stop treating him as if he were, the better.