Police in Phoenix gassed protesters outside a church where President Donald Trump was holding a campaign rally despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Police corralled protesters into a designated “free-speech zone” marked by metal barricades,” AZ Central reports. “Around 4:30 p.m., Phoenix police put on riot gear and began assembling in a line at the intersection of Cake Creek Road and Sharon Drive. They advanced on the crowd, ordering protesters to back up, and suddenly shot flash-bang grenades and a burst of pepper spray into the crowd.”
“It was the first time Phoenix police have advanced on and used crowd control measures against protesters since May 31, the first night of Gov. Doug Ducey’s curfew to curb protests when police shot gas into a crowd approaching Interstate 10 and arrested more than 200 protesters,” AZ Central noted.
UNREST OUTSIDE TRUMP RALLY: Our photojournalist was recording the moment Phoenix PD started using tear gas & flash bangs on protesters outside of the church while President Trump was speaking.
— Briana Whitney (@BrianaWhitney) June 24, 2020
Brad Parscale mocked over demotion: ‘Apparently there is a limit to how much you can grift’
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced on Facebook that campaign manager Brad Parscale has been demoted, after several months of a reportedly rocky relationship and frustration from the president over his sinking poll numbers.
Commenters on social media buried Parscale in mockery over the news.
Irony: Brad Parscale just got demoted on Facebook. pic.twitter.com/HZ2jWVS5iJ
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) July 16, 2020
‘No silver lining, no encouraging trend for the president’: Pollster explains how Joe Biden is beating Trump by 15 points
A polling analyst for the highly-regarded Quinnipiac Poll explained how former Vice President Joe Biden is beating President Donald Trump in the latest survey by a whopping 15 points.
"Independents are a key factor behind Biden's widening lead as they now back him 51 - 34 percent, while in June, independents were split with 43 percent for Biden and 40 percent for Trump," Quinnipiac reports. "There is also some movement among Republicans as they back Trump 84 - 9 percent, compared to 92 - 7 percent in June. Democrats go to Biden 91 - 5 percent, little changed from 93 - 4 percent in June. "