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Daily Show correspondent Desi Lydic visits Birmingham in Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District to find out whether protesters at Republican town hall meetings are “being paid” and “bused in” from other places — as various GOP outlets and #MAGA loudmouths incessantly claim.

Predictably enough, many of the Birmingham Trumpsters are quick to denounce paid protesters, with one of them even citing a Facebook fake news video. Questioned by Lydic, however, none can cite any evidence of the demonstrators who showed up to confront Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL) being anything except fellow Sixth District residents (as all of them quite obviously are).

Indeed, one of the Republican ladies, after expressing her indignant certainty that those other folks came from outside the district, makes an embarrassing admission about her own residency. And as for the buses? They turn out to be full of…Republicans

 

It is impossible to justify the violence, looting, arson and vandalism that took place in Minneapolis and other cities after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police. Smashing windows, torching buildings and plundering stores do nothing to improve police behavior or help the African American community. They amount to useless destruction.

Impossible to justify, yes. Impossible to understand? Not at all. Police have participated in a quiet riot against black people for generations.

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