Are Trump & Anti-Lockdown Militias Itching For Actual Violence?


The implications for the 2020 election are dire.

By Mehdi Hasan
Deconstructed / The Intercept (5/7/20)

PROTESTS HAVE BROKEN out in and around several state capitols, with demonstrators, among them armed right-wing militia members, attempting to pressure their state governments to end the Covid-19 lockdowns. Could this end in violence, and what does it portend for the presidential election? Scholar of right-wing extremism Nicole Hemmer joins Mehdi Hasan to discuss the protests.

Nicole Hemmer: Donald Trump is no stranger to the language of political violence. It’s something that he has encouraged throughout his presidential campaign and throughout his presidency.

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