A Perfect Storm Democracy on the Defensive in Trump's America

Coronavirus, economic collapse and now mass demonstrations for racial equality: The United States is facing a trio of deep crises. Instead of offering leadership, President Donald Trump is exacerbating divisions and showing authoritarian tendencies. With the presidential election still several months away, the country's health is at stake.
A demonstration in Atlanta, sparked by the killing of George Floyd

A demonstration in Atlanta, sparked by the killing of George Floyd

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Police protecting the White House from demonstrations out front.

Police protecting the White House from demonstrations out front.

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A woman with the letters BLM on her face, which stands for Black Lives Matter.

A woman with the letters BLM on her face, which stands for Black Lives Matter.

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Troops from the National Guard standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Troops from the National Guard standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Trump had peaceful protesters cleared out of the way for his photo op in front of St. John's Church near the White House.

Trump had peaceful protesters cleared out of the way for his photo op in front of St. John's Church near the White House.

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