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Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:12 PM

An agitated Trump encourages governors to use aggressive tactics on protesters

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Source: cnn

By Kevin Liptak and Ryan Nobles, CNN

Updated 12:41 PM ET, Mon June 1, 2020
Trump tells governors they must 'dominate' protesters

(CNN)President Donald Trump, agitated and distressed after three nights of violent protests in dozens of cities across the country, including outside of his home, told the nation's governors in a video teleconference Monday to aggressively target violent protesters he said would only respond to a show of force. "You have to dominate or you'll look like a bunch of jerks, you have to arrest and try people," the President told the governors in a call from the basement White House Situation Room, according to an audio recording of the call obtained by CNN.

In the conversation -- which drew a rebuke from Illinois's Democratic governor on the call -- Trump appeared angry and chastised what he characterized as a weak response to protests in certain places, which he said allowed violence to take hold. Trump emphasized his belief the violence is being fomented by forces from the "radical left." And he suggested to governors it was their responsibility, not his, to tamp down harshly on the continued unrest.

"It's a movement, if you don't put it down it will get worse and worse," Trump said. "The only time its successful is when you're weak and most of you are weak." In admonishing the governors for not doing more to quell the violence, which raged again on Sunday night, Trump was reverting to a hardline "law and order" mantle he believes is the best way to confront growing racial unrest across the nation.
Trump said the "whole world was laughing at Minneapolis over the police station getting burned," referring to the city where protests began last week after the death of an unarmed black man who was being taken into police custody.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/01/politics/donald-trump-race-police/index.html

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Reply An agitated Trump encourages governors to use aggressive tactics on protesters (Original post)
PSPS Jun 2020 OP
Doodley Jun 2020 #1
agingdem Jun 2020 #4
Warpy Jun 2020 #15
Skittles Jun 2020 #24
chia Jun 2020 #2
redstatebluegirl Jun 2020 #3
JenniferJuniper Jun 2020 #5
TheCowsCameHome Jun 2020 #6
PSPS Jun 2020 #18
Under The Radar Jun 2020 #7
onetexan Jun 2020 #9
Lonestarblue Jun 2020 #13
niyad Jun 2020 #8
louis-t Jun 2020 #10
sop Jun 2020 #11
George II Jun 2020 #12
manhattan123 Jun 2020 #14
aggiesal Jun 2020 #16
llashram Jun 2020 #17
COLGATE4 Jun 2020 #19
RobinA Jun 2020 #20
Solly Mack Jun 2020 #21
riversedge Jun 2020 #22
True Blue American Jun 2020 #23
Omaha Steve Jun 2020 #25

Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:14 PM

1. I can't figure out if Trump is mentally incapable of being a leader and making things better, or if

he is simply following the Russian playbook.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:18 PM

4. Dunning-Kruger Effect

he defines it

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Response to Doodley (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 02:17 PM

15. He's incapable, he's a malignant narcissist

which is why Putin wanted him in office badly enough to leave his fingerprints all over the 2016 election fraud.

Everything goes back to Big Dummy's personality disorder.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 06:25 PM

24. both

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:14 PM

2. His projection is showing again: "the whole world was laughing..." That's his biggest fear

so we should exploit it to the max.

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:15 PM

3. Well he had just talked to Putin.

We know what he does to protesters.

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:19 PM

5. "Most of you are weak"

I know you are, but what am I?

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:25 PM

6. Who were the governors that he berated?

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 02:46 PM

18. Only the 'democrat' ones, of course. Especially "that lady."

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:25 PM

7. When he says "Dominate" the protesters, what does he mean?

would a knee to the neck while cuffed face down satisfy him?

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Response to Under The Radar (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:30 PM

9. he's using a loaded word there, and i don't doubt what he means is to use any means necessary

this is a sick man who gets enjoyment from pititng people against each other, and delights in inciting violence. He is no president. He is a fraud, a conman, and a very weak one.

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Response to Under The Radar (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 02:08 PM

13. He wants the same response as police used on Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama.

Attack dogs, beatings, anything violent seems to get him all fired up. Trump makes me think of the deranged serial killers who often start their killings with small animals when they’re children. Maybe that’s why he got shipped off to military school—no family pets left alive.

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:29 PM

8. Note to cnn and WaPo: the WH is NOT "his home". It is LoUR HOUSE, in which he is

currently soiling the furniture. He was placed there by russian interference. I am annoyed that these two organizations keep framing the DC protests this way.

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:32 PM

10. And he should know about looking like a jerk.

He does it every day.

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:33 PM

11. To paraphrase the old saying, "They only call it 'Class Warfare' when the people fight back",

"Trump only calls it 'Radical Left violence' when the people fight back." When his followers engage in violence in Charlottesville, storm state capitols carrying heavy weaponry and beat up protesters at his Nuremberg rallies, they're "very good people."

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:50 PM

12. So he's asking the governors to break the law.

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 02:14 PM

14. Just wondering....

When he was berating the governors for being weak, was his voice echoing off the wall of the bunker where he is cowering?

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 02:27 PM

16. As Trump said during his Republican Convention acceptance speech ...

“... The most basic duty of government is to defend the lives of its citizens. Any government that fails to do so is a government unworthy to lead.“
Full transcript here

I believe Pendejo45 has proven that he is not worthy to lead.

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 02:42 PM

17. no, mr. president

the whole world is laughing at you and has been for some time now. Starting with your claim that your inauguration crowd was larger than President Obamas. You remember him, don't you? The POTUS who is still way more effective and popular than you are or ever have been. Or ever will be?

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 03:08 PM

19. He's pivoting to the Nixonian strategy of "Law and Order"

to try and save his reelection. Now, he's the "tough" leader, planning on using the Insurrection Act to send in the National Guard and shoot some protestors. He thinks this will reestablish him with older white voters and scared moms. And he may be right...

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 03:08 PM

20. Bully

is all he understands. He doesn't GET what we as a nation aspire to be. And yeah, I know, we often fail ourselves, but he doesn't get. it. He doesn't GET what the president does. He doesn't GET actual leadership. He thinks you have to dominate people to get them to do what you want. It was probably the way he was raised, so it's the only way he knows. That's one of the reasons he doesn't get, and hates, Obama. People LIKE Obama and respect Obama, and Obama doesn't even have to bully and dominate them into it. How is that possible, sez Trump?

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 03:57 PM

21. Delusional Donnie puffs out his chest, stomps about,

gesticulating wildly with his tiny little hands, checking himself in the mirror and nodding approvingly at the larger than life figure his encephalopathic brain tells him he sees.

Working himself up into a televangelistic fever pitch until red blotches breach the armor of orange he wears as a shield against the glaringly obvious chyrons of a life lived in vacuous repose scroll across his bloated face.

"I alone!", he bellows.

"I Alone!", he roars.

"I accept no responsibility", he intones.

I know you are but what am I?, he ends.

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 03:58 PM

22. "...and most of you are weak." said trumpy of the goverers

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Response to riversedge (Reply #22)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 05:18 PM

23. One of the posters here said he was going to Beavercreek

To a protest. They have already used tear gas at that Walmart.

I am watching a huge protest at Fairfield Commons there. Mostly whites, young and peaceful protests are all over the area.

Trump sounded totally unhinged at that rant by Governors.

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 07:47 AM

25. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

Dupe. See the earlier post here: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142504672

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