…he [KILLER MIKE] called on protesters to take the fight to the ballot box, and use tools like the census to increase their political impact. “It is your duty to fortify your own house, so that you may be a house of refuge in times of organization,” he said. “It is time to beat up prosecutors you don’t like at the voting booth.”
The 54-year-old Navy veteran was a self-described “deplorable” (a reference to Hillary Clinton’s notorious dig at Trump supporters in 2016). He fiercely defended the #MAGA mindset on social media, acting as one of the president’s model “keyboard warriors.”
But his staunch support for Trump began to slip as the coronavirus began to spread.
“Up until that time, I felt like the press had been uncharacteristically hard on him,” Harris said. For him, Trump’s “disregard for science” amid a pandemic marked a turning point that warranted national scrutiny.
Harris grew frustrated and discouraged as he watched Trump contradict the country’s top public health experts from the White House podium, downplaying the threat of the virus in the U.S. and hawking unproven treatments.
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