Trump Calls Protesters 'Managed Organized Groups,' Nothing to Do With George Floyd
Protests have violently flared up across the country
President Donald Trump described the rioting protesters who have taken to the streets across the US as "organized groups" that have nothing to do with mourning the death of George Floyd.
Protests have violently flared up across the country following the death of Floyd, who died after being forcibly restrained by police.
"These are 'Organized Groups' that have nothing to do with George Floyd," Trump tweeted Saturday morning. "Sad!"
"The professionally managed so-called 'protesters' at the White House had little to do with the memory of George Floyd," he said in a tweet moments before.
"They were just there to cause trouble. The [Secret Service] handled them easily."
"Tonight, I understand, is MAGA NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE???"
These are “Organized Groups” that have nothing to do with George Floyd. Sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2020
Many speculate Trump is referring to left and Black Lives Matter affiliated activist groups, funded by billionaire George Soros.
The protests also found their way to the White House, prompting Secret Service members to use riot gear to protect themselves.
The White House was later placed on lockdown after protesters knocked down barricades.
According to a report from The Blaze:
More than 170 businesses have been looted or destroyed during the riots in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
While most videos from the riots show large nationwide chains being set on fire and ravaged, small businesses were being ruined as well.
Small businesses like the Scores Sports Bar in Minneapolis — one man's dream enterprise that never was given a chance to flourish.
Taylor Swift Blames Trump For Riots: He's ‘Stoking Flames Of White Supremacy’— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) May 30, 2020
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Since Tuesday, violent protests have spread from Minnesota to states across the country, as far-left and Black Lives Matter affiliated activist groups trash, burn, and loot.
Democrats like Rep Maxine Waters fanned the flames of unrest by accusing President Donald Trump of “cops killing black people” in a disturbing attempt to politicize the killing of George Floyd.
“I’m reflecting on all of the killings of young black men in particular, but of course black women too, at the hands of the police and at the hands of these white supremacists.”
“And I’m thinking about the way that the president conducts himself — in a way he’s dog-whistling — and I think that they’re feeling that they can get away with this kind of treatment.”