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Politics Cartooning the Trump Years: The View from Opposing Political Planets

04:20  19 january  2021
04:20  19 january  2021 Source:   politico.com

FBI looking for man in Senate with zip ties, tactical gear; experts call him a rioter 'hunting for people'

  FBI looking for man in Senate with zip ties, tactical gear; experts call him a rioter 'hunting for people' Holding zip-tie handcuffs, a man in paramilitary gear who moved through the Senate Chamber during the Capitol riot alarms counter-terrorism experts.The man was not with security, who'd recently evacuated U.S. Senators and Vice President Mike Pence from the floor below. Experts say he was among the rioters who disrupted U.S. Congress's certification of Trump's election loss with violence, resulting in five fatalities to date.

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You may find yourself staring at images of mobs storming the United States Capitol. And you may find yourself watching fellow citizens assault law enforcement officers in the name of a baseless conspiracy, and you may find yourself looking at those beautiful halls of our democracy getting trashed. And you may ask yourself, how did we get here?

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The past four fractious years have split us in two. Americans now live on two completely different political planets, with two seemingly irreconcilable points of view. If you’re a Trump supporter, you saw his presidency as four awesome years of owning the libs, beating back the Deep State and watching the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln make America great again. If you’re not, you just lived through four hellacious years of watching norms, laws, the country’s standing in the world—even the foundations of democracy itself—be devastated by an amoral narcissist who didn't care how much damage he left in his wake.

Capitol riot live updates: More arrests, violence across US as Pope Francis condemns 'this movement'

  Capitol riot live updates: More arrests, violence across US as Pope Francis condemns 'this movement' An organization that tracks online activity of white supremacists says many Americans don’t understand how openly the Capitol riot was planned.House Democrats could introduce an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump as soon as Monday alleging "incitement of insurrection" for his role in encouraging a "wild" rally that morphed into a deadly riot. Some Republicans also have expressed support for Trump's removal from office.

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Editing POLITICO’s Cartoon Carousel, a weekly compilation of cartoons from across the political spectrum, I’ve seen the hardening of these divides in real time. As liberal cartoonists sketched Trump's presidency as a mounting series of horrors, their counterparts on the right turned the celebrity businessman into a kind of crusading folk hero. The differences were never more extreme than they were last Wednesday, as a band of pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol to try to stop Congress from certifying the election results.

Cartoons usually have a special way of enraging partisans, but they can also do the opposite—offer an opportunity to consider what our estranged, but still fellow, Americans are thinking and feeling. Leaving aside the question of what’s actually based in reality, we’ve created a visual timeline of these tumultuous years that hopefully offers a window into these two opposing views—the red planet versus the blue planet—and just how far apart they are.

Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund's request for National Guard backup was denied, he says in interview

  Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund's request for National Guard backup was denied, he says in interview Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund says his requests for National Guard assistance before and during the riot were repeatedly turned down.Sund, who resigned his post the day after the riot, told The Washington Post he had been concerned that the protest planned for Jan. 6 would be larger than expected. Sund said he asked House and Senate security officials for permission to request that the National Guard be placed on standby.

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2017

The Inauguration

Trump takes office with a “drain the swamp” message, and falsely claims to have the biggest inaugural audience in U.S. history. The next day, enormous crowds protesting the president at the Women’s March eclipse his inauguration’s attendance.

Trump and Russia

As the FBI investigates whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election, many Democrats seize on the Steele dossier, a shocking political opposition report funded by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign that alleges Trump has extensive ties to the Russian government and cooperated with Moscow to damage Clinton during the campaign.

Charlottesville

After a counterprotester is brutally killed during the white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Trump lays blame for the violence on both sides and says that there were also “very fine people, on both sides.”

In wake of Capitol riot, active-duty Army officer under investigation

  In wake of Capitol riot, active-duty Army officer under investigation The Army is investigating Capt. Emily Rainey’s presence at the Capitol and what she did there, said Maj. Dan Lessard. Sen. Duckworth has called for broader investigations.The Army is investigating Capt. Emily Rainey’s presence at the Capitol and what she did there, said Maj. Dan Lessard, spokesperson for 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. It is unclear if she violated any laws, he said.

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Syria

Trump orders the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Northern Syria, leaving longtime U.S. allies the Kurds without support.

2018

Trade Wars

Trump announces sweeping tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and on other goods from China, Canada, Mexico, the European Union and Japan, among other countries.

Trump and Kim Jong Un

The commander in chief and the North Korean leader trade threats, with Trump warning that more threats from Kim “will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”

Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination


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During Kavanaugh’s contentious Supreme Court nomination hearings, Christine Blasey Ford testified that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her. He denied the allegations.

2019

The Mueller Report

As Trump tries to shut down the investigation into his campaign’s possible collusion with Russia, his allies brand the probe a “witch hunt.”

The Wall

Trump demands Congress greenlight an additional $8.6 billion in new funding for his signature policy, the wall—more than six times what Congress set aside for border projects the previous year.

Capitol mob members could face more serious charges, prison time, as investigation unfolds

  Capitol mob members could face more serious charges, prison time, as investigation unfolds With nearly 100 arrests and more charges, prosecutors are building a sprawling investigation from the Capitol riot last week.Nearly 100 people have been arrested so far for their roles in the attack carried out by thousands of President Donald Trump’s supporters or in unrest surrounding the Capitol that day. Many currently face lesser charges such as unlawful entry, disorderly conduct and defacing public property. Only a few have been accused of more serious crimes such as felony violations of the Riot Act.

Immigration

Trump continues his crackdown on illegal immigration, promising to send thousands of asylum seekers back to Mexico. Meanwhile, a poignant image of a father and daughter who drowned trying to cross from Mexico to the United States spreads across social media.

Fake News

While the left seized on the outright falsehoods and wild spin coming from the White House podium, the right chafed at what they perceived as unfair, overhyped coverage from cable news.

Impeachment

Democrats begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, and (most) Republicans fight them the whole way.

2020

Covid Part I

A pandemic arrives. Trump supporters accuse Democrats of overhyping it; anti-Trumpers accuse the president and anti-lockdown protesters of making it worse.

George Floyd Protests

After George Floyd is killed by a policeman, anti-racist protests erupt across the country. While the protests are overwhelmingly peaceful, some conservatives focus on incidents of looting in some cities. Liberals, meanwhile, call out the armed far-right agitators and private militia members who showed up, in some cases, to encourage violence.

A Racial Awakening

Many see the anti-racist movement sweeping the country as long overdue; others fear its consequences.

Covid Part II

In September, Trump says of the staggering death toll from Covid-19, “it is what it is.”

The 2020 Election

On November 3, 2020, Americans cast their ballots to determine our next president.

The Election Aftermath

After Trump’s loss, his allies refuse to accept defeat. With the country seemingly as divided as it’s ever been, many fear what will come in the next four years.

The Capitol Riot

Encouraged by the president, a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol to stop Congress from certifying U.S. presidential election results in favor of Biden.

An Incompetent Authoritarian Is Still a Catastrophe .
Trump leaves behind a wounded nation, and it will take time to heal.The five years of the Trump era—which began with his descent down the gilded escalator in Trump Tower in 2015 and are ending with a massive military presence in the nation’s capital to protect the transfer of power to his successor—brought a sustained assault on self-government. This assault was most often futile, almost always buffoonish, and, as the conversion of the seat of the federal government into an armed fortress demonstrates, unquestionably real.

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