‘This Is How Freedom Dies’: An advertisement for the Damning Lincoln Project warns that Trump threatens to destroy democracy with non-federal police
July 21, 2020WorldComments Off on ‘This Is How Freedom Dies’: An advertisement for the Damning Lincoln Project warns that Trump threatens to destroy democracy with non-federal police
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A new advertisement created by a group of Republicans warns that Donald Trump’s deployment of federal law enforcement to cities facing major protests may mark the beginning of the end for independence in America.
The latest dimming advertisement released by the Lincoln Project featured clips of law enforcement officers sent by the Trump administration to Portland, Oregon in recent days, in which protesters were detained while donating military gear.
“That’s how it starts,” a narrator Can be heard saying At the beginning of advertising on dramatic music. The president is ruled out of the election, because his fall is predicted by the elections. How it starts: In a small town away from the beltway, shadowy men, no badges, no ID. ”
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Advertisement cuts for shots of unknown law enforcement officers arresting several protesters, detaining protesters “without warning or warrant” and firing tear gas, flash grenades and rubber bullets at the crowd.
Mr. Trump has threatened to send federal officials to Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, New York City, Baltimore and Oakland as he celebrated scenes outside Portland this week.
“We’re sending law enforcement,” he told reporters at the White House. “We can’t do this for cities.”
Federal law enforcement officers were joined by units with the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, and the US Marshals Service.
Mr. Trump ordered his deployment to Portland under an executive order he signed last month as part of an apparent effort to protect statues on federal grounds from being turned down by activists.
Several reports have indicated that the administration was planning to send 150 officers to Chicago amid violence throughout the city. Local officials have said they do not need assistance, with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot saying in a statement: “We do not need federal agents to hold people on the streets without a logo, I think Is, illegally. “
The Lincoln Project was created by prominent current and former Republicans such as George Conway, a Washington lawyer and senior White House advisor to the president, Kellyanne Conway, as well as Steve Schmidt and John Weaver. The political action committee’s self-described objective in the 2020 elections is to “defeat Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box.”
After playing the controversial scenes of Portland for more than a minute, the new ad states: “It starts in a similar way, and how freedom dies – until we stand out, until we speak out Are, until we demand justice. ”