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Trump Threatens To Send Military To Minneapolis With Green Light To Open Fire On Protesters Who Damage Property

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As protests over the police killing of Minneapolis resident George Floyd intensify, President Donald Trump, who said very little throughout the week in response to Floyd’s death, fired off a tweet just after midnight threatening to send the U.S. military to occupy the city with a green light to open fire on demonstrators who damage property.

“I can’t stand back and 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 and get the job done right.”

“These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen,” Trump continued in a second tweet. “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!”

Twitter deemed the latter tweet a violation of the platform’s rules against “glorifying violence” and placed it behind a public interest notice.

In response to the president’s attack, Frey said during a news conference that “Donald Trump knows nothing about the strength of Minneapolis.”

“Is this a difficult time period? Yes, but you better be damn sure we’re going to get through this,” Frey added.

Protesters and Floyd’s family are demanding murder charges for the four officers who were on the scene when Floyd was detained Monday for allegedly attempting to use a counterfeit $20 bill at a local grocery store. Video footage that emerged Tuesday morning shows now-former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the back of Floyd’s neck while ignoring the handcuffed man’s repeated pleas for his life.

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GOP Group’s Stunning New Ad Rips Trump Over Russian Bounties: ‘You’re Either A Coward Or You’re Complicit’

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The Lincoln Project, An anti-Trump Republican Super Pac, released two knock-out anti-Trump ads taking aim at the President’s betrayal of American troops and his racism.

In the video, titled “Betrayed,” former U.S Navy SEAL Dr. Dan Barkhuff unloads on Trump, calling out his cowardice and failure to stand up to Putin.

Barkhuff looks directly at the camera while saying, “We need to send this draft dodger back to his golf courses. The lives of our troops depend on it.” The ad blew up on Twitter getting shared thousands and thousands of times.

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