May 29, 2020

Trump Calls Minneapolis Protestors “Thugs”, But Armed White Supremacists Are “Good People”

The president of the United States said in a tweet which has since been removed from twitter, “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen”. He concludes with, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

According to a report from USA Today: As the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd precinct building burned early Friday, President Donald Trump lashed out on Twitter, calling the city’s mayor “very weak” and saying that “thugs are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd.” In a tweet just before 1 a.m., Trump said he couldn’t “stand back & watch this happen to a great American City.”

“A total lack of leadership,” Trump tweeted. “Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right.”

Trump also singled out looters, who have damaged multiple businesses over the past few days. An AutoZone store was set on fire Wednesday night and Target announced it was closing more than 20 locations in the area “until further notice” after one store was ransacked. “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen,” Trump tweeted, adding that he had spoken to Gov. Tim Walz and told him that “the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”

Trump’s Response To White Protesters vs. Black Protesters

Responses To Trump From People On Twitter

@Iam_jerryhughes – “But u stood back and watched the white men storm the office In Detroit with guns and mask & u did nothing. But when ppl of color storm the streets now u wanna take action. Oh 45!!”

@AngelaBelcamino – “The worst presidential* reaction of ALL-TIME.”

@lesleyabravanel – “Remember that time your very fine people ran people over and marched with Tiki torches saying “Jews will not replace us”? You stood back on that one. Why not now? Oh right. Black people, you repugnant racist. Ps: your looting/shooting threat was Twitter checked. Thanks Twitter”

@eugenegu – “Rather than threatening to shoot the protestors and calling them thugs, Trump should use his power to expedite bringing Derek Chauvin and the other three police officers to justice. If we are to be a country that follows the rule of law, those men can’t get away with murder.”