(1) Something something thugs dark uniforms anarchists planes:
President Donald Trump alleged unnamed people in “dark shadows” are controlling Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in an interview with Laura Ingraham that aired Monday night on Fox News.
In discussing what he characterized as anarchists and thugs terrorizing American cities, Trump said, “People that you’ve never heard of, people that are in the dark shadows” are pulling the strings of the former vice president.
Ingraham asked the president to elaborate, saying, “That sounds like a conspiracy theory.”
Trump specified: “There are people that are on the streets, there are people that are controlling the streets.”
The president then offered further description of what he characterized as secret plotters, without providing specifics that could allow for the verification of his story.
“We had somebody get on a plane from a certain city this weekend. And in the plane, it was almost completely loaded with thugs, wearing these dark uniforms, black uniforms, with gear and this and that,” Trump said.
He added: “A lot of the people were on the plane to do big damage.”
Ingraham asked him for further detail. Saying it was under investigation, Trump replied, “I’ll tell you sometime.”
Trump was repeating a months-old Internet rumor in case you’re wondering where this came from.
He doubled down on all of it this morning:
Trump was asked about his earlier claims on Tuesday, before flying to Wisconsin to meet with law enforcement and survey property damage in Kenosha following several nights of unrest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. He insisted to reporters that the debunked conspiracy was true, but provided no evidence other than suggesting a person on that plane had told him about the experience.
Trump refused to identify his source.
From a press availability at Joint Base Andrews on Sept. 1, 2020:
REPORTER: Can you tell us more about this plot that you were referring to on Fox News last night?
DONALD TRUMP: The which?
REPORTER: This plot of people gathering on a plane [inaudible]…
TRUMP: Yeah, I can tell you — I can probably refer you to the person and they could do it. I’d like to ask that person if it was OK. But a person was on a plane said that there were about six people like that person, more or less.
And what happened is the entire plane filled up with the looters, the anarchists, the rioters, people that obviously were looking for trouble. And the person felt very uncomfortable on the plane.
This would be a person you know, so I will see whether or not I can get that person — I’ll let them know and I’ll see whether or not I can get that person to speak to you.
But this was a firsthand account of a plane going from Washington to wherever. And I’ll see if I can get that information for you.
Maybe they’ll speak to you, maybe they won’t.
Meanwhile, in Big 10 football country:
This is probably just another episode in the reality TV show that is Trump’s “mind,” but Kevin Warren is a spineless idiot, and a lot of university presidents are desperate right now, so something might actually come of this I suppose, which in turn could affect the election because we’re in Carcosa now.