You will be seeing many distractions in the coming days and weeks. The primary distractions d’jour are protests in Portland and other cities across the country. Many Democrats and citizens of Portland believe the situation has been made worse by the deployment of militarized federal agents. It has become a Fox News staple and a continuous talking point of the GOP and Donald Trump. Look no further than the Congressional hearing today with Attorney General Bill Barr.

Former Vice President Biden hit the nail on the head when he discussed the GOP political strategy in a speech in Delaware.

When President Obama and I were in office we protected federal property. We were able to do it without the Department of Homeland Security bringing in a private militia. And it can be done today but that wouldn’t help Trump’s political interests. He’s determined to stoke division and chaos. It’s not good for the country. But Donald Trump doesn’t care. His campaign is failing and he’s looking for a political lifeline. This isn’t about law and order. It’s about a political strategy to revive a failing campaign.