I believe that the U.S. government is purposely trying to create conflict, outrage, and protests because it helps drive the economy and makes money for all the rich republicans while keeping the masses scared and poor.
People were content with Obama and the democrats and there was no real growth for greedy republicans in things like oil, coal, guns, and other fun stuff.
There’s just now money to be made if everyone is responsible and doing the “Right” thing.
Create chaos and fear and now you have a recipe for making some green backs!
As a great man once said “Keep them scared and they will consume”!