Trump rages at 'haters' after uproar at his threat to shoot looters in Minnesotaby The Independent
Donald Trump has addressed the uproar over his tweets amid the Minnesota protests that suggested "when the looting starts, the shooting starts",
The president sparked a fury of backlash over tweets that seemingly suggested protesters should be shot in Minneapolis for the rioting, looting, and arson that took place.
"Looting leads to shooting, and that's why a man was shot and killed in Minneapolis on Wednesday night – or look at what just happened in Louisville with 7 people shot. I don't want this to happen, and that's what the expression put out last night means," Mr Trump wrote on Friday.
His tweet went on to state: "It was spoken as a fact, not as a statement. It's very simple, nobody should have any problem with this other than the haters, and those looking to cause trouble on social media. Honour the memory of George Floyd!"