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Fri May 29, 2020, 01:13 AM

Trump calls Minneapolis protesters 'thugs' -- and threatens military action

Source: raw story





Published 1 min ago on May 29, 2020



President Donald Trump blasted protesters in Minnesota outraged over the killing of George Floyd.

“ I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis,” Trump tweeted after midnight.

“A total lack of leadership. 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,” he wrote, even though the National Guard was already deployed. ...................................

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/trump-calls-minneapolis-protesters-thugs-and-threatens-military-action/



Oh, little donny thinks he is the big guy in charge.





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https://www.pscp.tv/w/1LyxBNWvvYjxN#

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Reply Trump calls Minneapolis protesters 'thugs' -- and threatens military action (Original post)
riversedge May 29 OP
msongs May 29 #1
Judi Lynn May 29 #6
John Fante May 29 #18
orleans May 29 #21
Thekaspervote May 29 #38
madaboutharry May 29 #2
SergeStorms May 29 #14
OAITW r.2.0 May 29 #3
RKP5637 May 29 #4
jmowreader May 29 #5
yaesu May 29 #9
roamer65 May 29 #12
sarisataka May 29 #15
Judi Lynn May 29 #7
Baclava May 29 #8
ancianita May 29 #10
LuckyLib May 29 #27
Baclava May 29 #36
sakabatou May 29 #11
greyl May 29 #13
Judi Lynn May 29 #16
murielm99 May 29 #20
Judi Lynn May 29 #23
Kaiserguy May 29 #34
pazzyanne May 29 #24
SergeStorms May 29 #17
dalton99a May 29 #22
pazzyanne May 29 #25
BComplex May 29 #19
Cryptoad May 29 #26
Behind the Aegis May 29 #28
LuckyLib May 29 #29
LuckyLib May 29 #30
muriel_volestrangler May 29 #31
Judi Lynn May 29 #32
Bernardo de La Paz May 29 #33
duforsure May 29 #35
raging moderate May 29 #37

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:15 AM

1. rawstory looolololololol nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:23 AM

6. It has been discussed tonight on MSNBC. n/t

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:45 AM

18. What's so funny? Trump just tweeted this.

He also threatened to shoot looters on sight.

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:59 AM

21. ???

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Response to orleans (Reply #21)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:38 PM

38. Dotard has no power to send federal help unless the state asks for it

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:16 AM

2. The man is a psychopath.

Norman Bates is living in The White House.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #2)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:38 AM

14. Norman Bates...

would be an improvement over the orange dullard currently ensconced in the Oval Office. At least Norman provided shelter for some. Others didn't make out so well, but with Trump NO ONE is happy.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:18 AM

3. That'll help. Trumpster, send in your 2nd amendment folks to take care of the problem! nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:21 AM

4. Stupid idiot. The national guard is already engaged, plus, I don't think the president

can control the national guard ... that's under the governor. The thug in the white house just wants some showtime for himself.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:22 AM

5. Dear President Massengill, google "Posse Comitatus Act"

The only way he can send the National Guard anywhere is to federalize them...at which point they can't act against civilians.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #5)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:34 AM

9. I think that protection was weakened after 911 with the homeland security bs. nt

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #5)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:36 AM

12. Exactly. The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #5)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:38 AM

15. In this case he could do it

The Insurrection Act would allow the use of the military under the Posse Comitatus Act

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:27 AM

7. Minnesota protest updates: Trump warns military could 'assume control' of protest response

The Minneapolis governor activated the National Guard after protests.
By
Ella Torres
and
William Mansell
May 29, 2020, 12:15 AM
26 min read


This story will be updated as protests continue throughout the country. Please check back for updates. All times Eastern.

1:15 a.m.: Trump says military could assume control in city, 'when the looting starts, the shooting starts'
President Donald Trump has weighed in on the destructive protests in Minneapolis early Friday morning, saying the military could 'assume control' of the response.

"These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen," Trump tweeted early Friday morning. "Just spoke to Governor 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."

Trump also attacked Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, saying the protests are a result of a lack of leadership.

"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 tweeted.

More:
https://abcnews.go.com/US/dangerous-protests-erupt-overnight-george-floyds-death-minneapolis/story?id=70924047

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George Floyd killing: Trump calls protesters 'thugs' as fires erupt in Minneapolis on third night of unrest – live

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Josh Taylor(now) and Maanvi Singh in Oakland, Joan E Greve in Washington and Joanna Walters in New York (earlier)

Fri 29 May 2020 01.24 EDT

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2020/may/28/coronavirus-us-live-trump-executive-order-twitter-death-toll-latest-updates

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:33 AM

8. He is giddy with excitement, finally a story to take 100K dead outta the headlines, he will milk it



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Response to Baclava (Reply #8)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:35 AM

10. +1

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Response to Baclava (Reply #8)

Fri May 29, 2020, 03:34 AM

27. Yes he will. He is also desperate to get Minnesota and the Black vote.

Three-fer for one of his tweets. Not bad, Spanky!

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Response to LuckyLib (Reply #27)

Fri May 29, 2020, 10:49 AM

36. He wants to rile up his KKK vote across the country, he thinks a race war is a GOOD thing for votes

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:36 AM

11. Tin-pot-dictator

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:37 AM

13. He's cracking up. Real thug here /sarc.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:43 AM

16. Donald Trump calls Minneapolis protesters 'thugs' and threatens to shoot looters

5 minutes ago


The US president Donald Trump has lashed out at those protesting in Minneapolis over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody, calling those involved in a third night of street clashes "thugs".

Mr Trump said he would not "stand back and watch this happen to a great American City", adding that he had spoken to Minnesota governor Tim Waltz and told him "the military is with him all the way".

"Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts," Mr Trump warned.

Protesters in Minneapolis are calling for criminal charges to be brought against four police officers who were involved in the arrest of 46-year-old George Floyd on Monday night. Mr Floyd died in custody after telling officers "I can't breathe", with video of the incident showing one policeman stood over Mr Floyd with his knee in his kneck. All four officers have been dismissed from their posts.

More:
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-minneapolis-protests-george-floyd-looting-shoot-latest-a9538096.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #16)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:51 AM

20. I wonder what Governor Waltz

thought of the trump phone call. It must have been bizarre.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #20)

Fri May 29, 2020, 02:07 AM

23. So totally out of line. May as well have been a call from Putin, or Queen Elizabeth, even. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #23)

Fri May 29, 2020, 06:16 AM

34. Putin was probably

listening in on the other line. I sure Putin is telling the small fingered vulgarian what to do.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #16)

Fri May 29, 2020, 02:24 AM

24. Some of those "thugs" are his thugs.

Some of the officers involved were at the Minnesota tRump rally in October. Bob Krull, president of the Mpls police union, who was a speaker at that rally, has gone against training protocols prohibiting trainings that include "killology" techniques. He continues to offer those "warrior" trainings to any officer requesting them. Guess who was one of his trainees. Derek Chauvin. tRump is behind what is happening in Minnesota as far as I am concerned. The police departments in the metro area need to do an in depth investigation of allegations of police brutality complaints and deal with them accordingly. Officers going against the decisions made by their employers has to stop.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:44 AM

17. He's all for the police...

"roughing up" protestors, and I imagine he thinks Chauvin was justified in his murderous actions.

“When you guys put somebody in the car and you're protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over, like, don't hit their head and they've just killed somebody. Don't hit their head. I said, you can take the hand away, okay?”

There was a pause after Trump’s delivery, and then the officers behind him began to clap and cheer. The clip drew swift condemnation online, as it seemed to portray Trump advocating for reckless treatment by police of those they are arresting — and police enthusiastically supporting the idea.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #17)

Fri May 29, 2020, 02:02 AM

22. +1





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Response to dalton99a (Reply #22)

Fri May 29, 2020, 02:25 AM

25. Exactly! nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 01:47 AM

19. Another trump nightmare.

It will rally his base, and rally the rest of the country against him and his base.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 03:21 AM

26. Racist Thugs being hire as Coppers

that the damn problem.....

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 03:37 AM

28. "Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey"

Can't wait for the inevitable slur of "globalist" from his shitstain supporters.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 03:45 AM

30. When Tony Bouza was Police Chief of Minneapolis, (1980-89)

he referred to officers who used excessive force as "thumpers" and said everyone on the force knew who they were.

Long is the history of bad apples in positions where they have sworn to serve and protect. Nothing ever seems to change.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 04:40 AM

31. Twitter have put a "glorifying violence" notice on the "the shooting starts" tweet

See https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142502617 . So people first see the warning that it glorifies violence, and then have to click to see what it says.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #31)

Fri May 29, 2020, 04:49 AM

32. Great way to handle it. Thank you. n/t

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 06:10 AM

33. tRump's only concern is property, not life: "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" . . . nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 08:00 AM

35. Coming from someone who's associated with thugs his whole life, like his Dad,

His own father. Got arrested for protesting and fighting with the KKK against the police, and then bailed them out. Trump was also with his dad discriminating against blacks and found guilty of it, but wants to criticize people protesting now for cops murdering a black person in broad daylight, and filmed, and now whines about their actions. Media needs to remind the public his father was a protester too, with the KKK. I think trumps tactics will be repeated, he'll play both sides, suggesting one thing one day , then change the next . He'll call for justice for show but after the election he'll then do as he always does, claim some bs claim then pardon the officers, and go after them using Barr to hurt any protesters by demanding they receive really harsh sentencing , while these murdering cops walk off Scott free.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:31 PM

37. Will Trump shoot that white guy in paramilitary gear said to be a cop?

DU had some very clear film of a well-equipped white guy systematically smashing all the windows in a large store front. Somebody else in that thread claimed to have identified him as an undercover cop. So, will Trump's thugs shoot that guy?

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