Trump slams Minneapolis mayor over violent George Floyd protestsby Kenneth Garger
President Trump early Friday threatened to “get the job done right” to control the violent Minneapolis protests if the city’s mayor doesn’t “get his act together.”
“I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. 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’s threat came as rioters in the city took over a police precinct and set it ablaze in protest of George Floyd’s death.
Floyd, a black man, died Monday in police custody shortly after a white officer kneeled on his neck.
Earlier Thursday, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz already called in the National Guard after protests escalated Wednesday night.
Trump Thursday night also slammed the unruly rioters.
“These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen,” he wrote.
“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. Thank you!”