The Daily Populous

Wednesday July 13rd, 2022 evening edition

image for January 6 hearing makes it clear: MAGA is a cult

Trump is a sinister cult leader who knowingly exploited his gullible followers into rioting on his behalf.

RELATED: Jan. 6 committee puts Proud Boys at center of Trump's plot to overthrow the election.

What the committee hearing on Tuesday made clear is that Trump viewed his supporters as mere instruments in his quest for illegally obtained power.

The same tribalism and self-deception that led these two men to extreme lengths is endemic in the world of Republican voters.

If the Big Lie is so obviously false that Trump didn't believe it, then why would his followers believe it?

Or, conversely, if his followers convinced themselves the Big Lie was real, then why couldn't Trump have done the same?

The committee showed that there was a huge gulf between the information that Trump followers were privy to and the information Trump himself was privy to. »

Uvalde mayor accuses state of leaking records to make local police look bad

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The records show that officers might not have attempted to open the doors of the classrooms where the gunman had holed up with victims.

Arredondo’s account of the events differs in some key aspects from the information gleaned from records and law enforcement statements.

Rogelio Muñoz, a former Uvalde council member who previously represented Arredondo’s district, expressed concern over the city’s handling of public information. »

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, a Putin ally, says the world is moving closer to 'a big war where there will be no winner'

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He said the world could be plunged into "the abyss of a big war where there will be no winner.".

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, a known ally of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, warned on Tuesday that there could be a major global conflict on the horizon.

In May, hedge fund billionaire George Soros said Russia's invasion of Ukraine could lead to World War III. »