“Trump then described a plane ‘from a certain city this weekend, and on the plane it was almost completely loaded with thugs wearing these dark uniforms, black uniforms with gear.’ Ingraham asked where the plane was coming from, but the president demurred. ‘I’ll tell you sometime,’ he said. ‘It’s under investigation right now.'” WaPo: Trump blames people in ‘dark shadows’ for protest violence, cites mysterious plane full of ‘thugs’ in black. Trump also compared police shootings to golfers missing a big putt. “Shooting the guy in the back many times — I mean, couldn’t you have done something different? Couldn’t you have wrestled him? … But they choke. Just like in a golf tournament. They miss a three-foot putt.” (In the wake of George Floyd being killed by a knee to the neck, Trump compares police violence to choking.)

+ “The conspiracy theory that President Donald Trump pushed Monday that a plane ‘almost completely loaded with thugs’ had been set to disrupt the Republican National Convention was almost identical to a rumor that went viral on Facebook three months ago.” (As bad as many thought this presidency could get, it’s worse.)

+ Trump Defends Kenosha Shooting Suspect.

+ Next stop on the conspiracy theory express: Kenosha.