On Saturday morning, the day after protesters clashed with Secret Service just outside White House grounds and protests and riots spread across the country, President Trump posted a tweet calling the protesters "professionally managed" and suggesting his supporters stage a "MAGA NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE" Saturday:
The professionally managed so-called 'protesters' at the White House had little to do with the memory of George Floyd. They were just there to cause trouble. The @SecretService handled them easily. Tonight, I understand, is MAGA NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE???
In previous tweets on Saturday he praised the Secret Service and said that if the protesters had breached the fence around the White House "they would have been greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen":
The full thread reads:
Great job last night at the White House by the U.S. @SecretService. They were not only totally professional, but very cool. I was inside, watched every move, and couldn't have felt more safe. They let the "protesters" scream & rant as much as they wanted, but whenever someone got too frisky or out of line, they would quickly come down on them, hard - didn't know what hit them. The front line was replaced with fresh agents, like magic. Big crowd, professionally organized, but nobody came close to breaching the fence. If they had they would have been greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen. That's when people would have been really badly hurt, at least. Many Secret Service agents just waiting for action. "We put the young ones on the front line, sir, they love it, and good practice." As you saw last night, they were very cool & very professional. Never let it get out of hand. Thank you! On the bad side, the D.C. Mayor, @MurielBowser, who is always looking for money & help, wouldn't let the D.C. Police get involved. "Not their job." Nice!
On Friday, protesters knocked down barriers outside the White House fence and Secret Service responded [warning: language]:
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