Saturday, July 4, 2020

Trump Uses Mount Rushmore Speech to Deliver Divisive Culture War Message - The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Standing in a packed amphitheater in front of Mount Rushmore for an Independence Day celebration, President Trump delivered a dark and divisive speech on Friday that cast his struggling effort to win a second term as a battle against a “new far-left fascism” seeking to wipe out the nation’s values and history.

With the coronavirus pandemic raging and his campaign faltering in the polls, his appearance amounted to a fiery reboot of his re-election effort, using the holiday and an official presidential address to mount a full-on culture war against a straw-man version of the left that he portrayed as inciting mayhem and moving the country toward totalitarianism.

via www.nytimes.com

". . . a straw-man version of the left that he portrayed as inciting mayhem and moving the country toward totalitarianism." Ah, that doesn't sound too straw-mannish to me.

https://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2020/07/trump-uses-mount-rushmore-speech-to-deliver-divisive-culture-war-message-the-new-york-times.html

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