Yup. Stoke conservative or non conservative outrage (depends whatever serves best) reinforce stereotypes (social AND political) and distract so focus is on everything but own shortcomings. It's getting so obvious but somehow people on both sides fall. for. it. every.time.Trump will do anything to distract from his mismanagement of Covid-19. If that means making this bad situation worse, he’s gonna do it. If he addressed the nation and made promises toward equality, that might stop the drama and shift the focus back on his incompetence. The dude knows how to manipulate the news cycle. He’s been doing it since he was a nominee.