Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz mentioned Friday that President Trump’s tweets about capturing looters have been “not helpful” as officers attempt to quell rioting over the police killing of an unarmed black man.
“In the moment where we’re at, in a moment that is so volatile, anything we do to add fuel to that fire is really, really challenging,” Mr. Walz, a Democrat, mentioned of the president’s in a single day tweeting. “It’s just not helpful.”
The president spoke by cellphone with the governor in a single day as demonstrators looted shops and burned companies in Minneapolis. Mr. Trump tweeted after the cellphone name that he wouldn’t permit “thugs” to destroy an amazing American metropolis.
“He pledged his support of anything we needed,” Mr. Walz mentioned. “There’s a way to do this without inflaming.”
The governor early Friday morning activated the National Guard to assist restore order.
Mr. Trump additionally tweeted that Democratic Mayor Jacob Frey was a “very weak Radical Left Mayor,” and urged him to “get his act together and bring the City under control.”
Mr. Frey responded Friday, “Weakness is refusing to take responsibility for your own actions. Weakness is pointing your finger at somebody else during a time of crisis. Donald Trump knows nothing about the strength of Minneapolis.”
The president clarified his feedback later Friday, saying on Twitter, “Looting leads to shooting, and that’s why a man was shot and killed in Minneapolis on Wednesday night — or look at what just happened in Louisville with 7 people shot. I don’t want this to happen, and that’s what the expression put out last night means.”
One man was shot to loss of life through the unrest on Wednesday night time in Minneapolis, apparently not by police. Other demonstrators in Louisville, Kentucky, have been shot in a separate protest.
The president added that his touch upon looters being shot “was spoken as a fact, not as a statement.”
“It’s very simple, nobody should have any problem with this other than the haters, and those looking to cause trouble on social media. Honor the memory of George Floyd!” he mentioned.
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