Protests have erupted across the United States in the wake of the police murder of black man George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As days have gone on, an increasing number of outside agitators have emerged in the mix — on Saturday, Minnesota authorities reported that some 80 percent of people who’d been arrested the previous night were from out of state. There have been reports of white supremacists and similarly minded radicals among those who’ve taken advantage of the situation, but this Saturday, President Donald Trump rushed to Twitter with the dubious at best proclamation that he supposedly knows that it’s the “Radical Left” who are behind the tumult. If questioned, could he even define what “radical left” means, or is he just saying what he thinks sounds best for him politically?
Minnesota officials say many of the violent protesters who have caused widespread damage are from out of state. Authorities have been monitoring alleged criminals online, including postings by suspected white supremacists trying to incite violence.
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) May 30, 2020
‘It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don’t lay the blame on others!’
It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don’t lay the blame on others!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2020
In fact, NBC has reported that Minnesota Governor Tim Walz (D) noted that “he is aware of unconfirmed reports that gangs of white supremacists are taking advantage of the anarchy unfolding in Minneapolis to create more chaos.” Why does Trump care to defend right-wingers in the first place? Does he think that white supremacists, who have been accused of involvement in rioting, are actually great people who shouldn’t have their supposedly good names tarnished? In fact, that’s the exact perspective he’s laid out in the past — after neo-Nazi rioting in Charlottesville, Virginia, Trump insisted that “very fine people” were among the demonstrators.
“Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said he is aware of unconfirmed reports that gangs of white supremacists are taking advantage of the anarchy unfolding in Minneapolis to create more chaos.”https://t.co/eBFOcJ57HJ
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) May 30, 2020
And now, he’s yet to inspire any kind of systematic confidence in his leadership. Instead, he has stuck to essentially hiding out in the White House and tweeting random threats at random times of day.
"MAGA night at the White House?"
Is that your own pathetic, insipid way of inviting legions of adoring fans to cheer for you from outside? Or are you actually TRYING to start a ruckus?
WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU?
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) May 30, 2020
Check out Twitter’s response below: