Did Trump cause all the problems facing America today? Of course not. But he makes them all worse. Peter Baker in the NYT: In Days of Discord, President Trump Fans the Flames. “Over the last week, America reeled from 100,000 pandemic deaths, 40 million people out of work and cities in flames over a brutal police killing of a subdued black man. But Mr. Trump was on the attack against China, the World Health Organization, Big Tech, former President Barack Obama, a cable television host and the mayor of a riot-torn city. While other presidents seek to cool the situation in tinderbox moments like this, Mr. Trump plays with matches.”

+ “There are those who argue that President Trump’s endless disparagement of the news media is harmless — perhaps a little extreme at times, but mostly just a lot of talk. Sure, he throws around terms such as ‘enemy of the people,’ claims that accurate reporting unflattering to him is ‘fake news’ and gleefully insults individual reporters — especially women of color … But, come on, what has he really done that’s so bad? On Friday, the bottom dropped out of that argument.” Margaret Sullivan in WaPo: Trump has sown hatred of the press for years. Now journalists are under assault from police and protesters alike.

+ Journalists Detail Being Hit By Rubber Bullets, Attacked While Covering Nationwide Protests.