President lies about police killings and rambles incoherently
CBS interviewed the President about police brutality and he had a reassuring message:
Don’t worry, it’s fine, they murder everybody.
He also made sure to include other bullshit, so get ready.
In response to his entire pile of shit on police brutality, I will just leave this quote from Mapping Police Violence:
Black people have been 28% of those killed by police since 2013 despite being only 13% of the population.
Free speech isn’t limitless
He later claimed that when it comes to confederate flags, his stance is “freedom of speech.” Freedom of speech in the U.S. has always stopped at the point where it infringes on others rights or incites violence. You know, like using a symbol used by people that fought the U.S. to defend slavery.
As stated by Chief Justice Warren E. Burger’s concurrence in Police Department of Chicago v. Mosley, 408 U.S. 92 (1972):
Numerous holdings of this Court attest to the fact that the First Amendment does not literally mean that we “are guaranteed the right to express any thought, free from government censorship.” This statement is subject to some qualifications, as for example those of Roth v. United States, 354 U.S. 476 (1957); Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, 315 U.S. 568 (1942). See also New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964).
What the actual fuck, diseases don’t have nationalities
Trump also slipped in a racist comment blaming China for COVID-19, because of course he did.
The interview also included his usual nonsense, including declaring that tests are working too well. To be clear: testing doesn’t create cases, it informs you of them.
If increasing testing finds new cases, you weren’t testing well enough.
What a load of bullshit.