Trump tells 'weak' governors they look like fools as he demands they 'dominate' protesters
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Donald Trump has told state governors they must “dominate” and “put people in jail for 10 years” amid violent protests across the US, according to media reports.
Speaking in a video teleconference that also included law enforcement and national security officials, the president demanded tougher crackdowns following another night of civil unrest in American cities following the death of George Floyd.
According to audio obtained by CBS News, he told them they should call in the National Guard to quell the violence.
“You have to dominate, if you don’t dominate you’re wasting your time,” he said.
June 2, 2020 at 1:57 AM #321689mrdmkParticipant
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“He’s describing fascism.”
Shortly after several media outlets reported on President Donald Trump’s remarks during a call with U.S. governors Monday morning, The Daily Beast obtained and published the full audio of the call:
President Donald Trump reportedly ripped U.S. governors in a conference call Monday morning for failing to do enough to “dominate” the tens of thousands of people who have taken to the streets across the U.S. to protest the police killing of George Floyd.
The president urged state leaders to crack down even more harshly on demonstrators—who have already been treated brutally by law enforcement—with mass arrests and lengthy prison sentences.
“You have to dominate, if you don’t dominate you’re wasting your time,” Trump said, according to audio of the call obtained by CBS News. “They’re going to run over you, you’re going to look like a bunch of jerks. You have to dominate.”
Trump called on state officials to track demonstrators and hit them with a decade in prison as a deterrent against future protests. “You’ve got to arrest people, you have to track people, you have to put them in jail for 10 years and you’ll never see this stuff again,” Trump said.
“This is fascism,” tweeted Evan Greer, deputy director of internet privacy group Fight for the Future. “He’s describing fascism.”
One anonymous person listening in on the call told Ed O’Keefe of CBS that the president’s tone and words during the call were “unhinged.”
The Washington Post, citing three anonymous officials who were on the call, reported that Trump pressed governors to “take back the streets and use force to confront protesters and said if they did not, they would look like ‘fools,’ alarming several governors on the call as they communicated privately.”
“You have to use the military,” Trump said, according to the Post.
Trump’s comments came hours after thousands of people poured into the streets of Washington, D.C. and other major cities around the U.S. over the weekend to protest Floyd’s killing at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. On Friday night, according to the New York Times, Trump was rushed into a secure and underground bunker by Secret Service agents as protests erupted outside the White House.
While Trump has yet to deliver a formal address to the nation on Floyd’s killing and the uprising it sparked, the president has tweeted out incendiary threats against demonstrators and criticized local officials for not being sufficiently brutal in their handling of the mass protests.
On Saturday, the president said the U.S. military “can have troops on the ground” in Minneapolis “very quickly.”
“We have our military ready, willing, and able, if they ever want to call our military,” Trump said.
Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker, a Democrat, reportedly raised alarm about Trump’s response to the nationwide demonstrations during the conference call Monday morning.
“I have been extraordinarily concerned with the rhetoric coming out of the White House making it worse,” said Pritzker. “People are feeling real pain out there. We have to have national leadership in calling for calm.”
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The Radical Left along with looters and other problem people. Just for Trump’s informantion, OWS did not just go away, a number of OWS turned into community help centers. As for OWS is out there protesting, maybe, for the most part, he is just blowing out of his ass. To Trump, wealth is more important than human life. What Trump is doing is going on a rant.
The administration wants to use a Terrorism Task Force on American Citizens. No wonder people are alarmed.
If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields
June 2, 2020 at 2:02 AM #321692Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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you’re down in the basement tweeting this crap?
June 2, 2020 at 11:58 PM #322187retired liberalParticipant
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To me, Trump sounds scared. His paranoia has kicked in and he realizes he must act strong and domineering, or he won’t be reelected. He can’t fire the American people for not submitting.
We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
June 2, 2020 at 2:05 AM #321694tularetomParticipant
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Who is it that looks like a fool here?
June 2, 2020 at 2:12 AM #321695SatanParticipant
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…as Pritzker is a corrupt billionaire who hasn’t had to file for bankruptcy 666 times.
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy
June 2, 2020 at 2:26 AM #321701
June 2, 2020 at 2:28 AM #321703VoltairineParticipant
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So fresh in honesty, so clear cut, not mincing any words what state is really about – unlike liberal calls for “calmly” waiting to get killed and looted more by the terrorist slave state.
No, calm is not the answer… but we do need more cold rage instead of hot rage, cold rage at service of our love and solidarity, to channel rage into creative energy and determination for the real change that we need.
June 2, 2020 at 2:56 AM #321713EarthartistParticipant
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Bunker trump. And crime bill joe ride the range from their basement and bunker.
June 2, 2020 at 4:00 AM #321737
June 2, 2020 at 5:08 AM #321775B CalmParticipant
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June 2, 2020 at 7:33 AM #3218643fingerbrownParticipant
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Man, this sounds like Hitler ranting and raving in his bunker while Germany burned around him! And what cowards they all are that a few demonstrators so scare the shit out of these rats! His base must look at this and be so proud of their Orange Fuhrer!
All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.
June 2, 2020 at 7:40 AM #321867Ohio BarbarianModerator
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June 2, 2020 at 8:12 PM #322062ravensongParticipant
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Preferably by 11 PM tonight.
“A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesn't become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.” ~ Booker T. Washington
The truth is, there’s no such thing as being “anti-Fascist.” Either you are a decent human being with a conscience, or you are a fascist.
June 2, 2020 at 8:19 PM #322065
June 2, 2020 at 10:11 PM #322126VoltairineParticipant
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to divide establishment, destroy the moral and sanity of ruling class and miserably fail as the leader of the state in time of revolution.
No, Trump is not Russian implant, that was just a ruse to cover the fact that he’s an Antifa Implant. 😉
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