.@washingtonpost headline: “Tulsa imposes curfew ahead of Trump rally to prevent violent protesting” City has to lock down to prepare for visit by a President.— Rich Galen (@richgalen) June 19, 2020
How did we get to this point?
...to the people already lined up waiting for the rally?
Asking for a friend.
Later that same day:
No, apparently not:
Tweet lands literally as Tulsa Police Department spokeswoman is telling me in response to inquiry about the curfew that Trump supporters camped out overnight will be moved. https://t.co/Y8aFDHrh2T— Annie Karni (@anniekarni) June 19, 2020
Tulsa mayor's office, post Trump tweet, says: "curfew has been rescinded."— Annie Karni (@anniekarni) June 19, 2020
So if there is violence (prompted by police, which most of the violence has been so far), if the "flames climb high into the night/To light the sacrificial rite," will Trump "laugh with delight"?
Probably. By the way, that curfew wasn't Tulsa's idea:
Wait a minute. The Secret Service asked the mayor of Tulsa to put a curfew in place for the next two nights. The mayor complies. And the president* demands the city call it off?— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) June 19, 2020
1) The mayor should’ve told the president* to stuff it.
2) He wants a riot. He’s begging for one.
Trump wants some heads busted. Put money on it.
And what's he doing there a day ahead of time, anyway? Does he have literally nothing in D.C that commands his attention? Is there a golf course in Tulsa he's closed down for the day? Honestly, WTF?
It appears as though the President is setting up the possibility of a violent confrontation and mass infection because he’s grouchy and bored.— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) June 19, 2020
Yeah, no shit.
You just know he’s going to stiff Tulsa for all the costs of hosting this debacle.— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) June 19, 2020
Oh, that's a given.
Suddenly I need some good ol' boys drinkin' whiskey 'n' rye.
Bye, bye, Miss American Pie.