On Sunday night, protesters gathered just a few hundred yards from the White House. They were demonstrating against the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, and demanding that someone in a position of power do something, anything to combat the systemic racism that they believed contributed to Floyd’s death.
But things did not stay peaceful, as several authorities reported that small fringes of the enormous crowd came with the intention of sowing chaos. These rabble-rousers soon had police on their heels and the President himself was swiftly squirreled away to an emergency bunker 5 stories below the White House.
On Monday morning, the Commander in Chief urged local authorities in DC and beyond to “dominate” the protesters, before they find themselves looking like “jerks”.
The president told the leaders they “have to get much tougher” because “most of you are weak” while Attorney General Bill Barr also reportedly told the governors to “go after troublemakers” in order to control the crowds.
During the conference call, he claimed the current law enforcement presence was “weak” across the U.S. and urged governors to increase policing amid the nationwide protests, which began after George Floyd’s fatal arrest.
Trump reiterated the his offer of sending the National Guard into American cities before repeatedly urging the local authorities to “dominate” the protesters.
“Once you go down and you dominate it, you take the worst place and you made it— they didn’t even cover it last night … because you dominated, you dominated. What happens in New York, I have to tell you, I lived in Manhattan, what’s going on in Manhattan? I have no idea. New York’s finest … I don’t know what’s happening in Manhattan but it’s terrible. Because it’s Manhattan it gets a lot of press. So they really spend a lot of time on it. But New York is gonna have to have to toughen up and we’ll send you National Guard if you want. You have the largest police force in the country, 40,000 people are on the staff. What’s going on in New York is terrible, it’s terrible. All the places. What happened last night in Los Angeles … is terrible. Those dominations, you have to dominate them.”
CNN’s Kaitlyn Collins then claimed the president told governors to imprison violent protesters, “otherwise they are going to look like jerks.”
Many cities across the nation have begun imposing curfews in the wake of these demonstrations, hoping to quell any further violence.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
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