Space To Destroy - 'Speako' or 'Hidden Agenda?'
Maybe a lot of people think the Baltimore mayor made a Freudian slip. Maybe they think she outright was broadcasting allegiance to looters. I think it's possible it's hooey.
I don't know another way to read in context what she said than 'We wanted A to happen, but in getting A, we also unfortunately made space for B to happen.
Did she communicate that well? No, she could have said it better. But I do not think she ever intended to say that their INTENTION was for rioters to be able to destroy things at will.
Think about it - there's little to no political upside for her to do so.
And think about it - if a conservative Republican mayor had said something similar, each and every one of these voices screeching now that the mayor MEANT what they say she did would be UP IN ARMS at how the media twisted the words of a Republican.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUsuiXthMiQ