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Trump posts video of couple brandishing guns towards protesters
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: June 29, 2020 09:39PM
That's not a dog whistle. That's a foghorn.

Trump posts video of couple brandishing guns towards protesters
[www.reuters.com]

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump, again accentuating racial tensions in America, on Monday posted a video showing a Missouri couple brandishing guns towards protesters who were calling for police reforms.

Without comment, Trump retweeted an ABC News video showing a white couple responding to Black and white protesters marching past their St. Louis mansion. In the video and others on social media, some protesters can be seen pausing to film or photograph the couple, while others can be heard to shout, “Keep moving!” and “Let’s go!”
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Re: Trump posts video of couple brandishing guns towards protesters
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: June 29, 2020 10:26PM
...Because posting a video of a guy dressed in MAGA colors repeatedly shouting "white power" wasn't good enough for him.



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Re: Trump posts video of couple brandishing guns towards protesters
Posted by: bfd
Date: June 29, 2020 10:59PM
If Trump is so interested in Law and Order, he should do the rest of us a favor, get out of the WH, and watch the daily marathon on TV … low ratings, but apparently it pays some bills. And it'll get him high. Apparently.
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Re: Trump posts video of couple brandishing guns towards protesters
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: June 29, 2020 11:12PM
They’re apparently successful attorneys, they know how to manipulate the law. There’s video that at first blush gives some support to a possible trespassing allegation, a raucous, boisterous crowd, WaPo put it at 500, isn’t that difficult to cast as ‘threatening’.

I suspect they’ll emerge more or less unscathed.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/29/2020 11:13PM by Blankity Blank.
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Re: Trump posts video of couple brandishing guns towards protesters
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 29, 2020 11:41PM
They will not escape undamaged ... their clients are already fleeing. The McKloskeys are already backpedaling despite the Faux News local stories about them singlehandedly holding off hordes of murderous protestors who breached their sacred neighborhood (*).

(*) one of my best friends used to live in the Central West End in a House build for the 1904 world’s fair. It was a nice neighborhood of stately homes. Looks like these nimrods tore down a couple of historic homes to build their fortress. To Heck with them.
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Re: Trump posts video of couple brandishing guns towards protesters
Posted by: btfc
Date: June 30, 2020 12:15AM
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Re: Trump posts video of couple brandishing guns towards protesters
Posted by: bfd
Date: June 30, 2020 01:06AM
Bunny and Clod

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Re: Trump posts video of couple brandishing guns towards protesters
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: June 30, 2020 01:51AM
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cbelt3
They will not escape undamaged ... their clients are already fleeing. The McKloskeys are already backpedaling despite the Faux News local stories about them singlehandedly holding off hordes of murderous protestors who breached their sacred neighborhood (*).

(*) one of my best friends used to live in the Central West End in a House build for the 1904 world’s fair. It was a nice neighborhood of stately homes. Looks like these nimrods tore down a couple of historic homes to build their fortress. To Heck with them.

Interesting to hear.

These two seem to be just a bit of a mixed bag. A right wing disinformation hack tried to paint them as democratic contributors through use of misrepresented screen shots. In reality, while they have contributed to some local democratic candidates, they are regular contributors to Trump and the republicans.

The current residence is actually a historic house itself, dating back 100 years. They’ve apparently spent thirty years renovating it. I didn’t see any mention of controversial raising of other properties, but of course that doesn’t mean there weren’t any.

The current stance they’re presenting is that they have no quarrels with BLM, and even support them, and that the agitators at fault were in fact white.

They do not appear to be beyond stretching the truth, as they are quoted in a news interview as saying,
“[NBC News] Allred: There have been some reports on Twitter and people who say they were there. It says they are saying the gate was already broken.

McCloskey: Yeah, that is nonsense. Absolute nonsense. The gate was up, broken. The gate was broken physically in half. Our trustees on Portland Place came out later in the night and chained it all up with an automotive tow chain, it looks like. But no, you can talk to the trustees on Portland Place. The gate was not broken in half and laying on the ground one second before they came in and stormed the place.”


Video of what looks to be the gate in question, described by McCloskey as “40 yards from the house”.

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Re: Trump posts video of couple brandishing guns towards protesters
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 30, 2020 05:04AM
BB ... interesting. Note that that ‘hood was actually “Private” even in the 70’s. The gates were always open and we used to run through there.
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Re: Trump posts video of couple brandishing guns towards protesters
Posted by: deckeda
Date: June 30, 2020 07:54AM
So, a bunch of rich white kids from next-door Wash U tried to storm a castle many likely aspire to? OK, I guess. I don’t see nearby Delmar Ave marching anytime soon. If they hurt Vintage Vinyl I’ll have a problem.
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Re: Trump posts video of couple brandishing guns towards protesters
Posted by: pdq
Date: June 30, 2020 07:57AM
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BB
They do not appear to be beyond stretching the truth...

Yeah, that gate does not look broken. I also don’t see “body armor”. He also said he was “very careful not to point the gun at anyone”. RollingEyesSmiley5

Meh. Strikes me as the usual assault rifle owner. Could have called the police, but he wanted to wave his big gun around. Has decided in his mind that the guns were the “only reason” the protesters didn’t do terrible things.
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Re: Trump posts video of couple brandishing guns towards protesters
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: June 30, 2020 08:11AM
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cbelt3
Looks like these nimrods tore down a couple of historic homes to build their fortress.

How is it disrespectful to the neighborhood to have carefully preserved one of its Gilded Age mansions?

As for the street, St Louis—like many big cities—has a number of streets that were private when built but have long since been turned over to the city as public thoroughfares.
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Re: Trump posts video of couple brandishing guns towards protesters
Posted by: samintx
Date: June 30, 2020 08:19AM
That video must make brownie points overseas. It is like a grade B movie. I thought it was a joke at first but unfortunately.........will America ever get its credibility back? Be looked on as the shining hill?



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Re: Trump posts video of couple brandishing guns towards protesters
Posted by: $tevie
Date: June 30, 2020 12:15PM
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Re: Trump posts video of couple brandishing guns towards protesters
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: June 30, 2020 12:17PM
great one $tevie!
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Re: Trump posts video of couple brandishing guns towards protesters
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: June 30, 2020 12:44PM
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pdq
Has decided in his mind that the guns were the “only reason” the protesters didn’t do terrible things.

Has already been added to the "250 billion times a year firearms have saved lives" database.


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Blankity Blank
WaPo put it at 500,

Times 5000. The x10 multiplier to account for the liberal bias of the WaPo.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/30/2020 12:44PM by Lux Interior.
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Re: Trump posts video of couple brandishing guns towards protesters
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: June 30, 2020 07:05PM
And they were both barefoot.

Had time to get the pistol and the AR but not the shoes.
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