President Trump sparked national outrage this morning when he trashed the Minneapolis protesters expressing their rage at the cold-blooded murder of Black man George Floyd by police officers as “thugs” and threatening to have them killed by the military for minor property crimes.
….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2020
On top of the barely concealed threat of mass violence, the president trashed the angry protesters as “THUGS,” which is the right-wing’s preferred euphemism for their favorite racial slur and had the breathtaking nerve to try to claim that they were “dishonoring the memory of George Floyd.”
For a man who has praised white supremacists as “very fine people,” called NFL players protesting police brutality “sons of bitches,” and openly encouraged the police to be more brutal to pretend to care about the memory of George Floyd is beyond infuriating to see.
Equally as appalling is to see his daughter, Ivanka Trump, taking the opposite tack and sharing empty feel-good let’s all just get along words while her father is openly calling for violence and fanning the flames of racial strife.
People in Minneapolis are hurting for a reason. Justice is how we heal.
My heart goes out to George Floyd‘s family and all Americans who are hurting.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 29, 2020
Ivanka Trump is one of the few people in this world that President Trump would actually listen to. If she actually wanted to help this nation heal, she could reach out to her father and convince him to tone down the blood-and-soil race-baiting rhetoric and not spend his day calling for violence against angry Black Americans who are tired of the violence that men like Trump constantly inflict upon their communities.
But instead she just offers these simpering tweets and calls it a day.
Social media was quick to express its frustration with the First Daughter:
your dad literally just said he would have them killed
— Colin Taylor (@ColsBols) May 29, 2020
You must be incensed at the race-baiting from people like this lady.https://t.co/H1Tmv57inA
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) May 29, 2020
She really doesn't care! pic.twitter.com/JcIqehGyh0
— Timothy Ferris (@irishson1916) May 29, 2020
Your family name and allegiance to your father make it impossible to take anything you say seriously. Denounce his actions and rhetoric, your chinese patents and manufacturing, and let's talk. Until you do, we don't care what you have to say.
— Fire On The Mountain (@toodeemo) May 29, 2020
Your dad is sending out tweets telling them to shoot them ,good guy there, thank God Twitter is blocking them ,your father needs to be put in a mental institution I’ve told you many times call the doctor get him admitted.
— happytimes real real X trump voter (@happyti47693534) May 29, 2020