After a third straight night of protests, the so-called President of the United States, Donald Trump, has chimed in on the matter.
As expected, Trump said something absolutely stupid as the world watching for a second night the city of Minneapolis burn, specifically the 3rd precinct where the 4 fired cops who murdered George Floyd worked. In a tweet that was so egregious that it forced Twitter’s hand once again, Trump tweeted:
“….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. 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!”
The tweet which ridiculously labeled protestors “THUGS” and recklessly incited violence with the statement “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” violated Twitter’s rules about the “glorification of violence.” If the quote sounds eerily familiar that’s because it is. Miami Police Chief Walter Headley also said it before back in 1967 before riots broke up during the Nixon Republican National Convention while announcing the “get tough” policy on policing Black neighborhoods. Headly promised to use shotguns, dogs, and “aggressive” stop and frisk measures to reduce crime. He even had the audacity to tell the New York Times at the time that “we don’t mind being accused of police brutality.” Anyway, the social media platform didn’t delete the tweet because it to be in the public interest but has censored it, but his MAGA minions can still see it if they press view.
As expected, the liar-in-chief has reacted.
His bitter a** also had the official White House Twitter handle to quote retweet his problematic tweet.
This is following the useless executive order he signed targeting social media companies that he has no idea how it works either after Twitter fact-checked his misleading tweets on mail-in voting.
Trump is also feeling the heat from Twitter users as well and deservingly so. You can peep the reactions to Trump’s racist tweet below.
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"thugs" is how the right says "ni***r" in 2020.— Oliver Willis (@owillis) May 29, 2020
I really, really don’t care what you think. I went to a PWI. I watched white students at the University of Maryland set fire and go on a rampage every time they beat Duke in BASKETBALL. No pain. No anger. And they were NEVER called thugs. EVER.— Jason Reynolds (@JasonReynolds83) May 29, 2020
never in my life did I think I would see the leader of the free world refer to his PROTESTING CITIZENS as thugs and threaten to kill them. what the fuck.— thomas headon (@thomasheadon) May 29, 2020
Here’s Trump in 2017 telling cops to rough up “thugs” when they are are making arrests. Seeing the cops cheer and clap and laugh is chilling. pic.twitter.com/7Zk8Ffkoet— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) May 29, 2020
If you call us thugs, you don’t have to call us children. If you call us thugs, you don’t have to call us angry. If you call us thugs, you don’t have to call us heartbroken. If you call us thugs, you don’t have to call us human. You also don’t have to call yourselves complicit.— Jason Reynolds (@JasonReynolds83) May 29, 2020
THUGS ?? these people are protesting against the fact that one of YOUR animalistic white policemen kneeled on George’s windpipe and forced him to stop breathing and killed him?? THUGS???? Are you listening to yourself?— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) May 29, 2020
“Thugs”— Zeno Robinson: Seirin #10 🏀 (@childishgamzeno) May 29, 2020
“When the looting starts the shooting starts.”
“Dishonoring the memory of George Floyd”
YOU DONT GET TO SPEAK ON HOW WE HONOR GEORGE FLOYD YOURE NOT BLACK. And to use incredibly charged words that specifically target the traumas of black people EVERYWHERE IS REPULSIVE
If your more pissed and outraged by @JoeBiden's 'you Ain't black' comment and you are completely o.k by Trump's calling black people “THUGS”.... you just made Biden’s point. By the way Trump is a racist thug#donaldisoverparty— Henry(Biden/Harris will Unite America) Djoutsa (@D_jeneration) May 29, 2020
The House knew Trump was unfit, so they impeached him. That should have been the end.— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) May 29, 2020
But the Senate acquitted, and now we've lost over 100,000 lives and Trump has threatened to shoot citizens.
They did this. They are accountable.
Vote the thugs out.#donaldisoverparty
Twitter has fired a rocket up Donald Trumps orange arse.— Taffy (@TGFMichaelRosen) May 29, 2020
They've sanctioned his 'thugs' tweet saying it violated their rules by inciting violence.
The platform that elevated and created Trump may be the very platform that helps take him down.#BanTrumpFromTwitter https://t.co/z38CPMSKLh
Let me get this straight. To the leaders of another country you say "DO NOT KILL YOUR PROTESTERS ", but when it comes to American citizens you tell leaders of this country "When the looting starts, the shooting starts" We are "thugs" NOT "protesters". pic.twitter.com/to39LTKsMq— Black Lives Still Matter (@thatonequeen) May 29, 2020
How Trump sees the rest of us:— Wajahat "Openly Brown" Ali (@WajahatAli) May 29, 2020
Black people are "THUGS." Mexicans are "criminals." Middle Eastern & Latino immigrants are "invaders." Black & brown people come from "shithole countries." Baltimore is "rat & rodent-infested." "Islam hates us." Migrants are a "trojan horse."