Trump threatens to send military to Minneapolis if violent protests continue

by Peter Heck · May 29th, 2020 8:56 am

Following a second night of looting and rioting in Minnesota that included the destruction of a police station, President Trump took to Twitter threatening the use of military in order to restore order.

After blaming Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey for his "total lack of leadership," Trump said that if local authorities cannot regain control of the situation, "I will send in the National Guard and get the job done right."

Gov. Tim Walz has mobilized 500 National Guard troops and deployed them to the Twin Cities.

At a press conference, Frey fired back at the president saying he, "knows nothing about the strength of Minneapolis," promising that despite the ugliness, "we are going to get through this."

Frey went on to assure that the city would continue to be patrolled, despite his decision to abandon the 3rd precinct station.

Despite his opposition to the protests, members of the president's team have remarked that Trump is "very upset" over the death of Floyd and that he "wants justice to be served."


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