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Mon Jun 1, 2020, 12:00 PM

Trump calls governors 'weak,' urges them to 'dominate' unruly protests

Source: Washington Post

President Trump on Monday berated the nation’s governors on a conference call, describing them as “weak” in the face of growing racial unrest and urged them to try to “dominate” unruly protests, according to three people on the call who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the private conversation.

Trump also called on them to take back the streets and use force to confront protesters and said if they did not, they would look like “fools,” alarming several governors on the call as they communicated privately, according to the officials.

“If you don’t dominate, you’re wasting your time,” Trump said, according to a person on the call. A second person on the call said Trump praised Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) and thanked Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper for his assistance.

The president told the governors that “you have to use the military” and “we have a wonderful military,” said this person.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/06/01/george-floyd-protests-live-updates/#link-7ZMCYJXY6FET7F7G7HOJOVWJXA




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Reply Trump calls governors 'weak,' urges them to 'dominate' unruly protests (Original post)
brooklynite Jun 2020 OP
geardaddy Jun 2020 #1
Auggie Jun 2020 #4
geardaddy Jun 2020 #29
lark Jun 2020 #12
geardaddy Jun 2020 #28
rkleinberger Jun 2020 #26
Newest Reality Jun 2020 #2
riversedge Jun 2020 #6
Newest Reality Jun 2020 #7
bullwinkle428 Jun 2020 #19
LakeArenal Jun 2020 #3
geardaddy Jun 2020 #31
Ohiogal Jun 2020 #5
AllyCat Jun 2020 #8
Pantagruel Jun 2020 #9
bucolic_frolic Jun 2020 #10
DBoon Jun 2020 #11
Evolve Dammit Jun 2020 #13
modrepub Jun 2020 #14
Post removed Jun 2020 #15
2naSalit Jun 2020 #16
Grokenstein Jun 2020 #34
2naSalit Jun 2020 #36
FailureToCommunicate Jun 2020 #17
Javaman Jun 2020 #18
kimbutgar Jun 2020 #20
Maxheader Jun 2020 #21
Baclava Jun 2020 #22
muriel_volestrangler Jun 2020 #23
DeminPennswoods Jun 2020 #24
TomCADem Jun 2020 #25
Blue_Tires Jun 2020 #27
keithbvadu2 Jun 2020 #30
Brainfodder Jun 2020 #32
Politicub Jun 2020 #33
duforsure Jun 2020 #35
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2020 #37
louis-t Jun 2020 #38
Skittles Jun 2020 #39
Eugene Jun 2020 #40

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 12:02 PM

1. Fuck him.

I live in Minneapolis and have seen the protests. They are peaceful. It's the agitators and arsonists who he urged on who need to be put behind bars for a long time.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 12:08 PM

4. AKA, Agent Provocateurs

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Response to Auggie (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:25 PM

29. Exactly

Those fuckers burned down my post office. Every store and pharmacy in my neighborhood is boarded up because of those assholes.

The protesters have been peaceful. I back them 100%. The instigators coming in from other areas are causing all this mayhem.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 12:26 PM

12. May I repeat this refrain - FUCK HIM!

HE IS THE BIGGEST PUSSY I HAVE EVER SEEN! He hides in a bunker and turns out the light like the scared baby chickenshit he is, but he wants others to pour oil on the fire- BIGLY! He is loving this and it's his biggest wet dream - killing us in droves and inciting a race war to please the racist haters is exactly what we wants. He NEEDS this hot in Nov. so red states will close all their precincts, except 1 so there are long lines and many hours wait & the rw agitators will show up with guns and there will be riots which he can use to declare martial law & cancel the elections. This is his plan and it's why he wants us to go to concerts, football games,& large parties so there's maximum exposure and the virus is rampant and a disaster in Nov. These riots make it all more likely so he is totally thrilled.

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Response to lark (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:22 PM

28. Thank you!

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:12 PM

26. While the POS hides in a bunker just like his hero Hitler.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 12:02 PM

2. This just in:

Tyrant who was cowering in bunker spoke tyrant speak to governors.

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 12:15 PM

6. As Trump bunkers down in his cosy Bunker, He demands others to fight. damn him

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Response to riversedge (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 12:16 PM

7. That's actually,

That's actually known as, "Let's you and him fight." It's a ploy from a manipulator.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 12:45 PM

19. In other words, his "personal Vietnam" all over again.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 12:02 PM

3. Dominate Looters, Asswad.

Let protesters protest.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:35 PM

31. +1 million

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 12:10 PM

5. He is the one

Who has looked like a jerk his entire life.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 12:20 PM

8. They should arrest the arsonists and looters

The protesters are doing just the right thing.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 12:21 PM

9. Courtesy of Truck Fump

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 12:24 PM

10. Dictator to the core

'If you don't dictate to them, they will dictate to you.' What a stupid person with no shades of gray.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 12:25 PM

11. start with these protestors then



Arrest them now!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 12:28 PM

13. More threats. All he knows is threats, punishment and revenge. Fred scarred him bad.

Remember Klansman father arrested at Klan Rally in NYC. Google WaPo article on Fred Trump's arrest. Fine people on both sides. It's how he "grew up" (or more accurately never did).

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 12:31 PM

14. This Coming From The Side Worried About Government Coming "To Take Their Guns"

Yea, no worries about militarized police forces or unaccountability to unchecked power. As long as they get to do it to their opponents it OK with them.

Notice they only show up for generally unarmed protesters. Why didn't we see these types of responses when the semi-automatic carrying crowds show up?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 12:36 PM

16. By turning out the lights and hiding, he has essentially resigned,

Abdicated his duty as leader of the country.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #16)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 02:07 PM

34. Anyone hear from Mikey?

Or is Pence cowering in his safe space as well?

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Response to Grokenstein (Reply #34)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 02:41 PM

36. He's measuring the drapes in the Oval Office.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 12:39 PM

17. Yeah, "keep 'em in jail a long long time", or until after the elections at least.

(Assuming he'll HAVE elections allowed.)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 12:39 PM

18. the psychopath gives away his crazy ass game plan.

which appears to be failing him at every turn.

go away orange asshole

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 12:54 PM

20. STFU MF45

I am so sick of him!!!!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 12:57 PM

21. Hell he did this shit before the nov 16' election..when the Iraqis were taking back cities from ..



the islamic state..telling the generals they were doing it all wrong...what a jerk..

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:01 PM

22. The Emperor is ordering a crackdown, he wants to roll the battle wagons against the cities

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:01 PM

23. Thus speaks the authoritarian fascist (nt)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:06 PM

24. Says the guy who hid in a bunker

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:06 PM

25. There Are Riots in Indiana, Georgia, Texas and Florida

Trump likes to pretend that rioting only occurs in States with Democratic govenors, but that is not true.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:17 PM

27. Does Trump know the governors aren't employees he can just order around?

of course he doesn't...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:29 PM

30. "dominate" - a tyrant word. How about 'converse'?

"dominate" - a tyrant word.

How about 'converse'?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:50 PM

32. Is Death Count Donnie heavily invested in prisons and ammo all of a sudden?

This is not some poorly programmed civil war sim from 1980 or am I about to wake up from this ridiculous even for a nightmare nightmare?

Your in charge:

A) Give governors a hard time

B) Praise and suggest using military against civilians

C) BOTH


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:59 PM

33. Says the snake who slithered beneath the White House to hide

He disgusts me more each day.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 02:22 PM

35. They maybe should of just hung up on him

Letting him know they will not just let him be abusive towards them, because he will escalate it now because of that. If anyone is weak its trump on putin and russia, protecting us from a pandemic has been below weak, and his failure to handle this financial situation is spiraling us into a depression , and he wants to call others weak. 50 million are out of a job, many millions more are now out of health insurance now, and he and McConnell are stalling getting help to the small businesses and to the people, and he wants to bully others claiming they look foolish and are weak, lol. He's suffering from Adderall delusions .

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 03:09 PM

37. As he shivers and shits himself in his bunker.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 04:49 PM

38. Did he advise hiding in a bunker while doing it?

POS coward.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 06:48 PM

39. he make me sick

he's just a fucking dictator-wannabe

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 06:57 PM

40. Barr: Law enforcement must 'dominate' streets amid protests

Source: Associated Press

Barr: Law enforcement must ‘dominate’ streets amid protests

By MICHAEL BALSAMO
June 1, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials vowed to “maximize federal law enforcement presence” in the nation’s capital on Monday night after days of violent demonstrations led to fires across Washington and left scores of businesses with broken windows and dozens of police officers injured.

In a call with governors, President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr also encouraged more aggressive action against those who cause violence during protests across the country following the killing of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after a white Minneapolis policeman pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after Floyd stopped moving and pleading for air. The demonstrations have turned violent in several cities, with fires ignited in Lafayette Park across from the White House.

The comments from Trump, Barr and other federal officials appeared aimed at avoiding similar scenes on Monday night, when protesters are expected to gather again. But there are also questions about whether using more aggressive law enforcement measures against demonstrators protesting police brutality would only increase tensions.

Barr told the state leaders that law enforcement officials must “have adequate force” and “go after troublemakers.”

“Law enforcement response is not going to work unless we dominate the streets,” Barr said.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/47135c2d08f7fddef0ddda9d321ba2ea


Vehicles for the District of Columbia National Guard are seen outside the D.C. Armory, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Protests have erupted across the United States to protest the death of Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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