The Trump Presidency
“We are not criminals”
By Erik Schreiber, 30 November 2020
Nine immigrants held at Bergen County Jail in Hackensack are demanding release from the rat-infested facility where social distancing is not possible.
By Dominic Gustavo, 30 November 2020
The Trump administration is seeking to silence all criticism of the Israeli apartheid state by equating all opposition to Israel with anti-Semitism.
By Matt Taibbi, 26 November 2020
Increased content moderation has been sold as a tool to control the far right, but the World Socialist Web Site was among the first to sound the alarm.
By Kevin Reed, 26 November 2020
Trump’s action ends the case against the right-wing White House aide who lied to the FBI during the early days of the investigation into claims of “Russian interference” in the 2016 US elections.
By Jonathan Burleigh, 23 November 2020
Most Stanford faculty voted to oppose the high-level Trump adviser’s actions that “promote a view of COVID-19 that contradicts medical science.”
As court defeats multiply
By Patrick Martin, 23 November 2020
The political conspiracy has suffered a string of legal setbacks in its efforts to overturn the 2020 election, but continues to demand the suppression of millions of votes.
By Barry Grey, 21 November 2020
More than two weeks after the November 3 election, President Donald Trump and the Republican Party continue to refuse to accept the results of the presidential vote. Nor can it be assumed that they ultimately will.
By Jacob Crosse, 21 November 2020
The bail money was raised by defense attorneys and generously supported by Republican party donors.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 November 2020
The extra-constitutional attempts to nullify the US elections and overturn basic democratic rights cannot be accomplished without massive state repression.
By Patrick Martin, 20 November 2020
There is bipartisan agreement that workers must be forced to work and produce profits for big business, regardless of the danger from COVID-19.
By Patrick Martin, 19 November 2020
The effective cutoff date for Trump’s efforts to overturn the election through the courts is Dec. 8, when states submit their lists of presidential electors to the federal government.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 November 2020
The bombing of Natanz or any other Iranian nuclear facility would be a war crime of world historic proportions.
By Miguel Andrade, 17 November 2020
The Morenoites’ Izquierda Diaro has lined up with the Democrats in dismissing Trump’s attempt to nullify the US election as of no significance.
By Patrick Martin, 17 November 2020
The top White House coronavirus adviser, Dr. Scott Atlas, called for the people of Michigan to “rise up” against the new public health measures announced by Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
By Patrick Martin, 16 November 2020
The United States is entering the winter season with coronavirus numbers hitting records in 45 states.
15 November 2020
An online meeting with historians James Oakes, Richard Carwardine and Tom Mackaman. Moderated by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North.
After endorsing neofascist rally in DC
By Barry Grey, 14 November 2020
Trump’s Rose Garden appearance Friday was meant to signal a continuation of his unprecedented and unconstitutional effort to overturn the results of the presidential election.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 November 2020
Refusing to accept electoral defeat, and having purged the top ranks of the Pentagon, there is a growing danger that the US president will launch a “December surprise” in the form of a war against Iran.
By Kevin Martinez, 13 November 2020
One of the women who spoke to federal investigators was told only hours later by ICE that the hold on her deportation had been removed and that her removal was “imminent.”
By Patrick Martin, 13 November 2020
The main targets of the phony “vote fraud” complaints are Pennsylvania and Michigan, both won by Democratic candidate Joe Biden by sizable margins.
By Shuvu Batta, 13 November 2020
James Kobel, a 28-year veteran of the NYPD, was suspended from his post as head of the NYPD Equal Employment Opportunity Division.
State attorney general reports:
Michigan conspirators planned to storm capitol, conduct livestream executions, lock legislators inside and burn building down
By Eric London, 13 November 2020
A Michigan attorney general filing states the plotters planned “to take hostages, execute tyrants and have it televised.”
By Jacob Crosse, 12 November 2020
Brian Maiorana, 54, in expletive-laden and anti-Semitic online tirades, threatened to kill opponents of Trump, according to a federal affidavit.
By Andrea Lobo, 12 November 2020
To the extent that he is hedging his bets on Trump’s staying in power, AMLO’s stance should caution against any skepticism about the threat of a coup to overturn the US election.
By Tom Peters, 12 November 2020
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern noted that New Zealand had strengthened its alliance with the US during the Trump administration and promised this would continue under a Biden administration.
By Kevin Reed, 11 November 2020
Nineteen-year-old Dominick Black has been arrested and charged with intentionally providing a dangerous weapon to Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, who shot and killed two protesters with the rifle during protests against police violence in Kenosha on August 25.
By Jacob Crosse, 11 November 2020
Lang Holland is the latest high-ranking cop forced to resign after calling for violence against opponents of Trump.
By Socialist Equality Party (US) Political Committee, 11 November 2020
The events of the past 48 hours have made clear that President Donald Trump is refusing to accept his electoral defeat and is actively engaged in a coup to overturn the elections and establish a personalist dictatorship.
While Trump continues to deny election defeat
By Patrick Martin, 9 November 2020
In the wake of the election, the Democratic leadership is aiming its fire not against Trump and his fascistic allies but against the “left” in their own party.
By Eric London, 8 November 2020
There is a vast gulf between the sentiments driving millions of workers and youth to vote against Trump and the concerns of the faction of the ruling class represented by the Democratic Party.
Armed Trump supporters arrested at Philadelphia counting site as Republicans echo Trump’s claims of vote fraud
By Jacob Crosse, 7 November 2020
While remaining behind in several key states, Trump continues to claim fraud while seeking to incite his fascistic supporters.
By Barry Grey, 7 November 2020
The inability and refusal of Biden and the Democrats to advance a program for the working class has strengthened the position of the Republican Party in the US Congress and in statehouses across the US.
By Patrick Martin, 6 November 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is expected to win an Electoral College majority Friday, while Trump is making clear that he will refuse to concede.
By Jacob Crosse, 6 November 2020
The National Guard was deployed in Portland, Oregon, while Trump-aligned “poll watchers” harassed election officials in Phoenix and Detroit
As US vote-counting continues into second night
By Patrick Martin, 5 November 2020
The states of Wisconsin and Michigan were called for Biden today by the Associated Press and the television networks, including Fox News.
By Joseph Kishore and David North, 5 November 2020
While it appears that the Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden is on the verge of winning enough states to be elected president, Trump’s refusal to accept the results will intensify the political crisis.
By Patrick Martin, 4 November 2020
As of early Wednesday morning, the US presidential election remains undecided. The fact that it is so close, however, is a devastating indictment of the Democratic Party.
By Norissa Santa Cruz, 4 November 2020
New data shows that The Trump administration has detained half a million children, with over 250,000 in 2019 alone. Other revelations point to numerous Central American children being illegally sent to Mexico.
By Patrick Martin, 3 November 2020
Voter turnout is at record levels, fueled by popular outrage against the Trump administration.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 November 2020
The former special forces operative’s charges came in a breach of contract suit against a chief advisor to Washington’s Venezuelan puppet Juan Guaidó.
By By Kevin Reed, 2 November 2020
The 17-year-old vigilante was being held in an Illinois juvenile detention facility on charges of gunning down two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August, and wounding a third.
By David North, 2 November 2020
In his speech opening Sunday’s final public meeting of the 2020 election, Socialist Equality Party Chairman David North stated, “A great historical crisis—and the pandemic is of that magnitude—reveals and puts to the test the perspectives and programs of all parties.” The course of events has vindicated the perspective and program of the Socialist Equality Party.
Amid explosive rise in new COVID-19 cases
By Benjamin Mateus, 2 November 2020
The White House denounced Dr. Anthony Fauci for “playing politics” after the top infectious disease expert warned that Trump’s policies were leading the US into “a whole lot of hurt.”
On the eve of the US election
By Patrick Martin, 2 November 2020
The president voiced his approval of an attack by a caravan of his supporters on a Biden-Harris campaign bus in Texas.
By Nick Barrickman, 31 October 2020
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has announced plans to keep the National Guard in the city until after Election Day.
By Eric London, 30 October 2020
The FBI conducted further raids in Michigan Thursday as more details emerge of a national conspiracy involving fascists and police in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Delaware, Texas and Minnesota.
“What is Left of American Democracy on the Eve of the 2020 Elections?”
30 October 2020
North and Reed discussed and debated their views on the unfolding political crisis in the United States and the way forward for the working class, and responded to audience questions at the forum hosted by the San Diego State University.
By Chase Lawrence, 30 October 2020
The threat to kill the mayor of a major American city comes amid the exposure of plotting by fascist militia groups in the lead-up to the election to kidnap and kill Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and others.
By Jacob Crosse, 30 October 2020
Several governors have already called up National Guard troops, while Homeland Security agents are being deployed to Washington DC.
By Patrick Martin, 30 October 2020
Few details were revealed about the meeting, which took place only five days before an election whose results the president has repeatedly threatened to ignore.
By David North, 30 October 2020
These remarks were delivered October 28 to an online forum sponsored by the San Diego State University Department of Political Science.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 October 2020
Washington has indicated it is prepared to use armed force to prevent Iran from selling weapons to Venezuela, potentially attacking both countries.
By Kevin Reed, 29 October 2020
Documents show that Google has been secretly working with the Trump administration on the development of a high-tech surveillance wall at the US-Mexico border.
Socialist Equality Party Political Committee, 28 October 2020
As Trump conspires to remain in power and overturn the results of an electoral defeat, the Democrats are doing everything they can to disarm and block popular opposition in the working class.
By Chase Lawrence, 28 October 2020
Border militias in the Southwest have trained thousands of vigilantes with the same fundamental outlook as the men who plotted to kill Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. These groups have connections to individuals like Joe Arpaio, who is close to the Trump campaign.
By Eric London, 27 October 2020
Additional details are emerging of right-wing plans for election day violence as police prepare to repress election night demonstrations.
A week before the US Presidential election, USPS management pushes forward unprecedented attacks on mail-in balloting
By Shuvu Batta, 27 October 2020
With the US Presidential election one week away, the United States Postal Service, led by GOP mega-donor Louis DeJoy, has ramped up the drive to privatization and to place a cloud over mail-in balloting.
By Patrick Martin, 27 October 2020
The installation of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, without significant resistance by the Democrats, is a key step in Trump’s plans to hijack the presidential election.
By Benjamin Mateus, 26 October 2020
In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” talk show, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows made clear that the Trump administration has abandoned any effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 26 October 2020
In a blatant violation of international law and the US constitution, ICE officials in the privately run detention center in Mississippi have been forcing asylum seekers from Cameroon to sign their own deportation forms and quickly shipping them back on secret flights.
By Eric London, 24 October 2020
Renea Turner is a Trump supporter linked to a group of state legislators who have threatened to impeach DeWine or have him “arrested” for his coronavirus lockdown actions.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 24 October 2020
The propaganda campaign by the Times and US intelligence agencies is aimed at fighting out conflicts within the ruling class over foreign policy while distracting attention from Trump’s ongoing conspiracies.
By Patrick Martin, 23 October 2020
The candidates made no reference to the plot to assassinate Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer or the growing threat of fascist violence encouraged by the White House.
By Eric London, 23 October 2020
By walking out of the interview with 60 Minutes’ Leslie Stahl, Trump revealed that he views the fascist plot as a massive political liability while a new report confirms the threat of fascist election violence.
As police continue to disobey orders
By Michael Anders, 23 October 2020
Three right-wing organizations have filed a lawsuit to overturn Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s order banning open carry of firearms at polling stations.
Hundreds of migrant children torn from their families under Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy yet to be reunited with parents
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 22 October 2020
More than 500 children who were taken away by the Trump administration as part of its brutal crackdown on undocumented immigrants three years ago are yet to be reunited with their families.
By Eric London, 22 October 2020
A recent Jacobin article on the Michigan coup plot is aimed at reassuring its readers that there is “nothing to see here.”
By By Kevin Reed, 22 October 2020
The US Department of Justice submitted a lawsuit against Google on Tuesday saying the $1 trillion corporation was in violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.
By Barry Grey, 21 October 2020
Fauci has already become a target of far-right Trump supporters. He and his wife have received death threats by email, phone and text message.
At Muskegon, Michigan rally
By Patrick Martin, 19 October 2020
In the state where his far-right supporters plotted the assassination of the governor, Trump renewed his appeals to violence and denunciations of socialism.
By Eric London, 17 October 2020
Many questions remain as to the possible role of Virginia Boogaloo members and other fascist groups in the expanding plot against Democratic governors.
By Joseph Lorenz, 17 October 2020
The extent of Leaf’s political connections to the fascist groups remain unclear, but his own political history highlights the rise of the far right into the mainstream of US politics and the danger posed by these fascists in the coming period.
By Adria French, 17 October 2020
Thirty protesters were shot with rubber bullets and teargassed during a ceremony Monday held at a border checkpoint on O’odham lands in southern Arizona.
By Barry Grey, 17 October 2020
In the course of the hearings, the Democrats deliberately downplayed the connection between the rush to confirm and install Barrett on the Supreme Court and Trump’s conspiracy to carry out an election coup.
Trump administration reverses decision to not send $350 million in federal aid to fight California fires
By Alexa Castro, 17 October 2020
As wildfires continue to destroy millions of acres throughout the US West Coast, the social and economic crisis continues to deepen in the region.
By Andre Damon, 16 October 2020
The White House’s embrace of “herd immunity” is a statement of malicious intent to allow hundreds of thousands more people to die amid a global resurgence of the pandemic.
Trump administration tipped off wealthy investors about coronavirus while it downplayed threat in public
By Jacob Crosse, 16 October 2020
The revelations reveal the overriding concern of the US government was the protection of the financial aristocracy at the expense of the health and safety of the population.
By Jacob Crosse, 15 October 2020
The Council for National Policy, a secret society of ultra-wealthy conservative activists, media and business moguls is closely linked to the Republican Party and Donald Trump.
Sheriff defends Michigan conspirators as details emerge of plot’s scope, links to police and Trump campaign
By Eric London, 15 October 2020
New information about Huron Valley Guns, which employed one plotter, shows that the facility has deep connections to the police, ICE and the Republican Party.
By Andre Damon, 14 October 2020
On Tuesday, Newsweek reported that two Trump administration officials said the White House supports the Great Barrington Declaration, a statement advocating for the mass infection of the population with COVID-19 through a policy of “herd immunity.”
Day two of hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett: Democrats maintain silence on White House plot to overturn election
By Barry Grey, 14 October 2020
At Tuesday's hearing, the Democrats adopted a posture of cringing respect for the far-right judge, echoing Biden's remark in last month’s presidential debate that she is “a very fine woman.”
Democrats silent on Trump’s election coup plans as confirmation hearings begin on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett
By Barry Grey, 13 October 2020
Besides her potential role in an election coup d’etat, Barrett will shift the Supreme Court further to the right, gutting abortion rights, reversing protections for gays, attacking the separation of church and state, lifting restrictions on guns and blocking federal regulation of business.
Eric Trump planned rally at gun store where conspirator worked
By Eric London, 13 October 2020
Today, Eric Trump was scheduled to speak at Hudson Valley Guns in New Huron, Michigan, where one of the 13 men arrested last Thursday for plotting to kidnap and murder Gretchen Whitmer was employed.
By Patrick Martin, 12 October 2020
The 13 men arrested have two things in common: extreme right-wing politics and economic marginalization.
As police rampage continues in Oregon and Wisconsin
By Jacob Crosse, 12 October 2020
Despite the fact the shooter was employed by one of the most notorious security agencies in US history, far-right media outlets and personalities tried to paint the killing as the latest example of “BLM/Antifa” violence.
By Eric London, 12 October 2020
The exposure last weekend of a plot to assassinate Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has uncovered the existence of a nationwide underground far-right terror network.
By Keith Jones, 10 October 2020
The Canadian government, reports Reuters, is in consultations with the principal European imperialist powers about how they will respond to Trump’s coup, which has already been set in motion.
Trump intensifies conflict with big tech over Section 230 protections following censorship moves by Facebook and Twitter
By Kevin Reed, 10 October 2020
After Facebook and Twitter both censored Trump for falsely comparing the coronavirus to the flu, the president called for a repeal of the law protecting social media companies from liability for content posted on their platforms.
By Eric London, 10 October 2020
The silence of the Democratic Party and corporate media is giving Trump an opening to move forward with his plot to use fascist militia to overturn the outcome of the election.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 October 2020
The sweeping sanctions announced on Thursday are aimed at denying Iran all access to the financial markets, thus cutting off the country’s access to desperately needed food and medicine.
By Eric London, 9 October 2020
Donald Trump is engaged in a plot to deploy fascist militia to overturn the outcome of the election. The working class must demand answers in order to expose and stop the conspiracy.
By a reporter, 8 October 2020
The coronavirus is cutting a swath through official Washington, hitting dozens of White House aides, the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff and well over a hundred members of Congress and their staff.
“We need to take away the children”: Top Justice Department officials drove Trump’s anti-immigrant family separation policy
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 8 October 2020
While the specific officials mentioned in the report are no longer leading the department, the Trump administration’s cruel and inhumane treatment of immigrants has continued unabated.
Thirteen arrested in far-advanced pro-Trump conspiracy to murder Michigan’s governor and overthrow the state government
By Patrick Martin, 8 October 2020
The ultra-right conspiracy in Michigan is part of a national plot inspired by the US president to defy the election results and stay in power.
At vice presidential debate
By Patrick Martin, 8 October 2020
The Democratic candidate was asked what her party’s response would be to Trump seeking to remain in office in defiance of the voters.
By Andre Damon and Joseph Kishore, 7 October 2020
Trump’s decision to return to the White House from the Walter Reed Medical Center Monday night was intended to get his plot to overturn the election back on track.
By Barry Grey, 7 October 2020
Trump’s announcement is a savage attack on the working class under conditions of a worsening pandemic, a rising tide of permanent layoffs, soaring hunger and tens of millions of looming evictions and home foreclosures.
By Jacob Crosse, 7 October 2020
Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl are alleged to have orchestrated a mass robo-call voter suppression campaign that targeted minority voters in Detroit.
By Genevieve Leigh, 7 October 2020
Martin Kulldorff, who was interviewed and endorsed by Jacobin to support the reopening of schools, met Monday with top Trump officials to discuss the policy of “herd immunity.”
By Adria French, 7 October 2020
Trump’s border wall is being constructed through culturally important sites, including Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Tohono O’Odham lands in southwestern Arizona.