“80% of the RIOTERS in Minneapolis last night were from OUT OF STATE. They are harming businesses (especially African American small businesses), homes, and the community of good, hardworking Minneapolis residents who want peace, equality, and to provide for their families.”
“Much more “disinformation” coming out of CNN, MSDNC, @nytimes and @washingtonpost, by far, than coming out of any foreign country, even combined. Fake News is the Enemy of the People!”
“Crossing State lines to incite violence is a FEDERAL CRIME! Liberal Governors and Mayors must get MUCH tougher or the Federal Government will step in and do what has to be done, and that includes using the unlimited power of our Military and many arrests. Thank you!”
“It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don’t lay the blame on others!”
“Mayor Jacob Frey of Minneapolis will never be mistaken for the late, great General Douglas McArthur or great fighter General George Patton. How come all of these places that defend so poorly are run by Liberal Democrats? Get tough and fight (and arrest the bad ones). STRENGTH!”
Okay, enough! These were just a few of the tweets from Trump on Saturday attempting to mislead the American people. Although earlier in the day he condemned twitter, he couldn’t resist using his thumbs to spread lies and misinformation.
Now read what the Mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, had to say about the violence in his city.
“We are now confronting white supremacists, members of organized crime, out of state instigators, and possibly even foreign actors to destroy and destabilize our city and our region,” Frey had tweeted Saturday.
Trump has been busy protecting his supporters, the radical, fascist, white supremacists who seek a race war in America.
An American president would not have used twitter to accuse others for his involvement and refusal to engage in conversation about the death of Mr. Floyd. A real president would have held a news conference on Saturday denouncing violence and encouraging all Americans to be calm and allow the Justice Department to confer with local law enforcement to find justice for the black man who was allegedly a victim of murder by cop.
However, America does not have a legitimate Attorney General, or a legitimate president, and Trump is not interested in justice. His goal is to protect racist members of law enforcement and blame others for violence in America, although the theme of his vile rallies is always anger, hatred, and violence. No other nation in the developed world has such a severe problem with their justice system. America’s is antiquated and biased for the ‘rich and famous.’
Trump continues to fail the American people. His refusal to perform the job for which he was illegitimately elected is proof that he has no intention of representing the American people. He serves his cult, his party, and no one else.
For decades black men and women have been harassed, physically abused, and murdered by racist members of law enforcement. Today’s protests are a culmination of anger created over the past 50+ years. The facts reveal that the rights of black men and women have been denied for a longer period of time than I have been on this planet. Eisenhower was a racist, and every Republican president who succeeded him has acted or failed to act in a manner which would guarantee equal rights under the law for non-whites.
Trump’s slogan has been “make America great again.” This is not the truth; it is irony. Trump’s silly and embarrassing red hats actually mean, “make America white again.” This is Trump’s America, not mine. Vote.
Op-ed by James Turnage
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