This Is Not Normal

My latest for Shareblue: "Trump tweets flag-burners should be jailed or have citizenship revoked."
This is not normal.

It is not normal for a president to use his social media account to tweet chilling opinions about Constitutionally-protected rights.

It is not normal for a president to suggest it is reasonable to have one's citizenship revoked or to be jailed for doing something legal just because he finds it distasteful.

It is not normal to imply that a "year in jail" could be remotely equivalent to being stripped of one’s very citizenship, to be permanently exiled from one's home.

None of this is normal. It is profoundly troubling. And we cannot become inured to such egregious democratic transgressions. This cannot be normalized.
There is more at the link, including some analysis of how Trump does indeed use his Twitter feed for misdirection, but also the content of those tweets matter. A lot.

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