As the country is slowly opening up back again, that means that there is more to write about in the political world. Here are some of the major headlines that have been sweeping the nation:
6.20.20 ... Trump hosts rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was supposed to be another sold-out event at Tulsa’s Bank of Oklahoma Center, but only about 6,200 supporters showed up in a stadium with nearly 19,000 seats. Due to the low turnout, Trump’s team removed the overflow area outside, and a bunch of teenage ”Tik-tokers” are thought to have been responsible for the underwhelming turnout. Brad Parscale, Trump’s digital consultant and political adviser, disputed the claim about the tik-tokers, saying “Leftists and online trolls doing a victory lap, thinking they somehow impacted rally attendance, don’t know what they’re talking about or how our rallies work.” Trump’s team added to Parscale’s comment, and believed that the low turnout was due to protestors. We will see how this unexpected mishap will impact Trump’s reelection in November.
6.23.20... Yesterday Trump headed to Phoenix, Arizona for his second rally since the coronavirus pandemic. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego did not want a rally in her state due to Covid concerns, telling CNN that Arizona is “actually seeing the fastest rate of growth among our young people in the community, and here it is, a rally specifically focused on that demographic.” He said the following to his supporters at the rally: “The radical left- they hate our history, they hate our values, and they hate everything we prize as Americans. Because our country didn’t grow great with them. It grew great with you and your thought processes and your ideology.“ Trump argued that it is more important than ever before to keep progressing forward with constructing the wall. It appears that he had a higher percentage of supporters attend yesterday’s rally than he did in Oklahoma.
And regarding the new bill... just today, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is planning on singing a hate crime bill that would allow harsher punishment toward individuals pursuing hate crimes. The bill is precipitated by the death of Ahmaud Arbery, an innocent, black individual who was killed by white men while jogging outside. Georgia is one of only a few states that lacks hate crime legislation at this point in time. Hopefully our country can do better when it comes to treating all individuals with respect, regardless of their skin color.