Sen. Ed Markey Says ‘Scum’ Trump Is ‘Fueling Racist Hate’ and Violent Demonstrations

As violent demonstrations rock the nation in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) says President Donald Trump is “fueling” the outrage and violence.

“Donald trump is scum for fueling racist hate and violence in our country,” Markey said in a tweet on Monday afternoon.

Markey’s comments come as protesters have taken to the streets in all 50 states to voice their outrage at the death of Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after he was pinned to the grown by a police officer who placed his knee on Floyd’s neck for several minutes. 

Markey is not alone in his criticism of Trump’s rhetoric, as IJR reported.

Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker (D) urged the president to tone down his rhetoric during a call with the nation’s governors. He said, “It’s been inflammatory.”

“We have to call for calm. We have to have police reform called for. We’ve called out our national guard and our state police, but the rhetoric that’s coming out of the White House is making it worse,” he added. 

Trump has been criticized for a series of tweets he sent out in recent days.  After police clashed with law enforcement outside the White House on Friday night, “Great job last night at the White House by the U.S. @SecretService. They were not only totally professional, but very cool. I was inside, watched every move, and couldn’t have felt more safe.”

“Big crowd, professionally organized, but nobody came close to breaching the fence. If they had, they would have been greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen. That’s when people would have been really badly hurt, at least. Many Secret Service agents just waiting for action,” he added. 

While many were hoping that Trump would deliver a national address to try to help quell the violence, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany appeared to pour cold water on that idea. 

“He has routinely addressed, in his remarks less than 48 hours ago, the issue of law and order in our streets. He’s issued several statements,” she said when asked about a potential Oval Office address.

Additionally, McEnany said, “A national Oval Office address is not going to stop Antifa.”

“What’s going to stop Antifa is action. And this president has committed to acting on this,” she added. 


  1. DT should pull ALL federal protection of sanctuary elite and house and Senate Demorats . They should get to enjoy the same fear and stress that the citizens of the United states are having to endure.

  2. ‘Fueling Racist Hate’ and Violent Demonstrations”???? WHY on Earth, would President Trump step in, with ALL he has to take care of, WHY, would he take THAT job away from the democrats, we ALL know that it IS the democrats that ‘Fueling Racist Hate’ and Violent Demonstrations” it is their LAST DITCH EFFORT to throw PRESIDENT TRUMP under the bus, as collusion didn’t work, impeachment didn’t work, aiding in the spread of this pandemic didn’t work, so, here we are, a mere 5 months from elections, what else have they got?? NOTHING!!! Sad bunch they are, and quite dangerous with they way they spread the lies to manipulate the people….

  3. Markey: a lying democrat with an agenda, but unlike our president, he doesn’t care about George Floyd; he is using his death as one more opportunity to bash Trump, and “to shape our vision.” Floyd’s death fueled the outrage, but only a mob mentality could fuel that level of violence, and for that there is no excuse. Rioting and looting are what rioters and looters do whenever they can do it; they don’t need a reason, and they don’t listen to rhetoric. No one has defended the officer who killed Floyd–including the President—he died at the hands of a cop in Minneapolis. So, why the rioting and looting in Dallas? It is beyond stupid to burn down your own neighborhood and loot and destroy the businesses of the people who serve it. They had no part in Floyd’s death, so why do they have to lose everything they built? Rioters and looters are despicable role models for their children, but they don’t care that it guarantees another generation of rioting and looting. I feel awful about what happened to George Floyd, and his family. That officer will answer for his crime. A jury will find him guilty and he’ll serve time, which for a cop, isn’t pleasant. But, what’s going to happen to the mob? They attacked police, threw “missiles” that injured private citizens, looted and destroyed their neighborhoods and private businesses, set fires, destroyed public property, and beat up that man in Dallas. Nothing, silly! There are only six more months of shopping until Christmas! Besides, it’s all President Trump’s fault!

  4. I guess the libs don’t care about the 5 cops shot and one run over by an SUV last night. Just like Biden who is FOS and speaking right now. What a pacifist idiot POS running for president.

  5. This isn’t the time or place for passivity. Trump’s plan of action is the correct one.

  6. Another painfully ignorant dem/leftist that I believe is up for re-election this year.

  7. Sen. Markey is a mental midget. Was Mr. Obama scum for fueling riots in Ferguson?

  8. It is always interesting to me that when many people who don’t have a solution to help solve a problem start name calling. They act like children. Beyond my interest, what amazes me is that some people accept what they say and believe them.

  9. As of 17:30 hrs EDT on 6/1/20 :

    106,921 Americans have died from the Covid-19 virus.
    Up 726 from 5/31/20
    1,858,736 Americans have contracted the virus
    Up 21,566 from 5/31/20

      1. So you’re one of the millions of reality denying assholes pretending the pandemic is soooooooooooooooo not news as documented deaths in the USA increase between 750-1,000 per day and documented infections increase 20,000-22,000 per day.

  10. Sen. Markey should perhaps look in the mirror. Donald Trump is the elected President of the United States and is deserving of respect due to the office he holds, this is something that Democrats have forgotten about for the past 3 1/2 years. Tweets are just that, i.e. opinions, and have little value.

    1. Ronnie is confused.

      I thought respect had to be earned. His Majesty has earned none of MY respect. That’s for sure.

      1. It seems the confusion is on your behalf. I am able to back-up my statements, how about you? Or is there more useless opinion. Maybe the left should try using facts instead of inflammatory rhetoric.

        1. What we have here is failure to communicate!

          All I said was that respect had to be earned and Dear Leaders hadn’t earned mine, yet. Right?

          You really need to comprehend what people say some time.

  11. Anyone with a brain can see that this is orchestrated by looney Democrats. Obama was a professional community organizer (acorn) prior to his political life. Hate, looting, lawlessness is his mantra. This is jus the next in a continual string of Democrat attempts to get the White House because they can’t win it!

    1. Sure, blame the current mess on that evil black man who isn’t in the Oval Office anymore.

      King Donald The Loser needs to take responsibility for his own inactions / actions. His Majesty is the one who, currently, has the official power to do what is right, if he can ever figure out what THAT is.

  12. The governor and the A.G KNEW what kind of nasty record Chauvin had. They had the opportunity WELL before this to can him. I think that Floyd was either a whistle blower against the Minnesota corrupt administration, or he was in possession of information they didn’t want out, so they had him killed. And who better to do it than a dirty cop? Markey was probably one of those guilty of money-laundering and graft. We KNOW he was in China’s pocket. All a brood of vipers, preying on citizens, paying hit-men, and stealing tax dollars. You, Minnesota’s the socialist bastion of the North.

  13. Bull. These animals rioting need to encouragement. The are just a bunch of hateful, self-centered, law breaking goons. They could not care less about Mr. Floyd.

  14. Yeah!!!…??? Wha?

    Another virtue signaler with a mask on in his avatar picture, ass

  15. You only flame hatred when you stick your head in a hole and pretend that rioters are not inflicting pain and damage on an already pandemic pained and damaged society. Antifa has dismissed the memory and death of George Floyd in favor of their brand of hatred and social chaos.

  16. Markey is a liberal democrat who would never take a stand against the rioting thugs. President Trump has done everything he can to calm and stabilize the situation which has been fueled by out of control protestors…read that rioters…and yet the thugs persist. This isn’t a protest for the murder of George Floyd, it is an attack on our foundation of liberty!

    1. Your alpha male Dear Leader hid in his bunker while in one of the more secure buildings in this country.

      Noe THAT is what I see as a strong “leader”. Not!

      He has done nothing but inflame the situation.

      1. According to your favorite CNN, it was briefly. It appears that this is protocol. Because we all know that if it wasn’t CNN would have been all over a much bigger story Unlike the elderly Biden who hid in his basement for two months. What a great example of a leader for the Democrats.

        1. Your record on assumptions about me and others is pretty pitiful, Cherl.

          Hey, Bunker Boy! You are supposed to be the default protector of this world and you are hiding in your basement because you can hear chanting in the distance? Wow, what a coward that only wants to inflame the situation with your weak-assed tweets.

  17. So this is what it takes for the Cult-45 vermin to come out at IJR? Someone takes a swipe at their fascist Dear Leader and look at them scurry to protect him. They were nearly silent for two whole days because there was no defending the indefensible.

    1. Scott…what are you talking about? Open your eyes and recognize that the rioting is what is indefensible! How do those thugs justify burning down a sports club, financed by a Minneapolis Firefighter with his life’s savings, as some sort of protest about the murder of George Floyd? How do they justify burning down apartment buildings, police cars, beating up people on the street? They can’t and the police should not have given them any leeway to start with…they should have been tough from the start.

      1. Bullshit, Mike.

        “Open your eyes and recognize that the rioting is what is indefensible!” Mike

        No. That is wrong. What is indefensible is what got us here. Can you think what THAT could possibly be? Anything relevant? Anything?

        1. Uh, yes I can. Former President Osama and his group including Biden.

          1. Wake up, ray. Obama’s administration was only ONE step in getting here. You seem to forget THE REST of our history. How convenient for you.

    2. Watch Dirty Harry’s Sudden Impact. This is how the Dems try to run a city and or state.

      1. You do realize that Clint Eastwood turned into just another right-wing asshole, right Mark?

        Tired of the Multi-Friend cult already?

        1. That is when he wised up. You can’t be a juvenile forever. That is the Dems and left

  18. Why are obscene adolescents allowed to post.? Shouldn’t they be on time out or the detention room or something this 7 th grade?

    1. trump is inciting a race war because he knows he’s way out of his league! He couldn’t handle two kindergartners having a fight on the playground! What a wimpy LOSER!

      1. Hey ignorant MORON. It’s not Trump that’s adding fuel to the fire. It’s the low life scum Democrats like the Governor of Minnesota. Antifa is also the problem. They’re a bunch of low life cowardly PUNKS. Minnesota has a Demonrat Governor, Senator and piece of Butt-Waste Ihan Omar as Congress. That’s your problem right there. Democrats are nothing but evil scums.

      2. This is all on the Dems and the crazy left. My eyes don’t deceive me

  19. Little johnny buttface and little scotty the asshole YOU are the problem. I’ll bet you have even helped in the rioting, killing, destruction and the burning of people’s businesses and homes. I’ll bet, and win, that you are praying for this to continue and even escalate into a war which you will lose badly. Just keep up what you are doing and sooner or later you will have a gun shoved up your demonRAT/communist asses. See, you are the rat not President Trump. Good post Cherl.

  20. Well Senator do you think calling the President of our country “scum” is helping anything? You’re about as unprofessional as an alley way abortionist! I think you had better look in the mirror and evaluate your conduct before you criticize others!

    1. Trump is about as presidential as the product of a back alley abortion. How can you people think this small, squalid disgrace of a man can do anything in the public interest? He serves only himself, has no attention span for issues, has no information beyond real estate and his hobby interests, cheated his contractors, cheated his wives, and is cheating you right now.

      1. I guess you know all about those back alley abortions. Did your mommy tell you?

        1. I forced myself to watch an Operation Rescue video once, and it was a little orange blob with no character.

      2. Delbert…just what have you done for this country over the past three years, five years, ever? Did you serve in the military, volunteer for the Peace Corps, work in a Homeless Shelter? Just what have you done to make this country better that gives you such assumed moral authority?

        1. A freakin’ whole lot more than Corporal Bone Spurs. Four years in the Air Force, three overseas. Some volunteer service to my communities. 66 years of paying income taxes. I donated a lot of blood and put dollars in Salvation Army buckets. Went to church a little. But, none of this gives me a right to say anything smart or stupid in these blogs, and not having done any of it would not disqualify you or anyone else from saying something smart. Or stupid.

          1. And you comment the way you do? You are a disgrace. What f’d you up?

          2. Paul, I thought a little before answering this, because I didn’t think your comment showed any reasoning at all. Maybe you’re a Russian troll. Maybe you just can’t figure out anything sensible to say, so you blurt out an insult, and I usually just shrug that off as internet flaming. Whatever. I wondered, though, how my comments made me a disgrace, especially given what people say about Democrats around here.

            I comment as I do because the man Trump is a disgrace. He was a shameful human being in his business career and personal life, but there’s nothing unusual about that in American success stories. He’s two shades more decent than Jeffery Epstein, and that’s the best I can say. He wanted the job of President because it was the biggest, most important, most visible job in the whole world. He didn’t want the job because he had a sense of mission to make American life better; he did it because he is an attention seeking child, dressed up in the clothes of a rich man, unable to restrain his impulses.

            All this was obvious before he was nominated in 2016. How he could possibly have drawn so many votes escapes me. He played a rich businessman on television, and was very successful at that professionally produced role. He’s very smart about manipulating the public stage to divide people and get them angry and get votes. That’s all he’s got going for him. I deserve better in a President. You deserve better in a President. That’s why I call him what he is, in the hope that people start to wise up.

        2. Here’s another little thing, where I’ve definitely got the old Trumpster beat. 69 years old, and still working on my first wife!

  21. It appears like so many haters that “Malarkey “ is part of the problem and not the solution. President Trump had no control over an uncontrollable cop. Ask Klobuchar about that issue.

      1. You only need to see the rioting. We common sense folks know who the aggressors are. My eyes don’t deceive me

    1. A REAL leader would step up and show the Floyd family compassion. All he can think about is how he can turn this tragic situation to his advantage. Pussy president was hiding in bomb shelter! he’s a coward and picks on the weak but when someone stands up to him he folds like the coward he is! lol

      1. To repeat his stay according to CNN was briefly. CNN wishes they could have made more of it but that was it!!! Do you understand the word protocol?
        You sound really classy. And that was sarcasm.

      2. Janice, the President did show compassion for Floyd and his family. I saw it on TV., but you may have missed that. He showed compassion for peaceful protesters. I saw it on TV, but you may have also missed that. He did not show compassion for violent terrorists and said so. I saw that on TV. That is what brave leaders do. Cowards hide in basements saying they are being safe from the Corona virus. That is what Biden does.

        1. Oh, he said the words like he was reading a teleprompter. He is unable to show true, heartfelt compassion for anything. But go ahead and believe what you want… I just watched Biden’s speech at George Floyd’s funeral and it was compassionate, caring and everything a president should say. He even met with the family privately the day before. Try googling the response from George’s family after trump phoned them…

      3. You mean like, “If I had a son he would look like Trayvon?” Don’t forget Barry hiding in 2013 when WW2 folks were dropping barricades outside the White House.

    2. This article is not about Trump and the police officer. This article is about how Trump is reacting to whats going on across the nation.

      Not only has he refused to address the nation on camera while half the country is burning mid pandemic, but his preferred method being twitter has been outright antagonistic.

      No leadership there.

      1. You must not have access to a TV. He has been on a few times addressing the issues and the subsequent terrorists.

      2. I totally agree and the polls show most Americans agree. Can’t wait until this “waste of space” in the WH is gone…

  22. Little trumplethinskin is looking more and more like himself these days.
    A bloated, cornered rat.

  23. trumplethinskin is doing only what he is capable of doing. Expecting or asking that he act differently is a ridiculous impossibility. He doesn’t have it in him even if he wanted to.
    He doesn’t

  24. an unarmed black man who died after he was pinned to the [ground] by a police officer who placed his knee on Floyd’s neck for several minutes.” Bradley Cortright

    Come on, Bradley. You can’t ignore the three OTHER cops who were the ones who crushed the life out of George Floyd with THEIR weight.

    1. The results of the autopsy commissioned by Mr. Floyd’s family are that he was killed by choking his airway. The have ruled it a homicide.

      No charges have been made against the 3 accessories to the murder.

      1. Yes, the independent autopsy confirmed that his windpipe was crushed. The “official” autopsy was a fraud.

        Thanks again.

    2. I agree. Why do the protesters cherry pick? Why not march every weekend in South Chi Town? I am against any murder and that includes abortion

      1. “I am against any murder and that includes abortion” Multi-Friend

        Not if you support THIS administration nor any American Fascist Party administration and Congressmen. That doesn’t compute.

          1. You forgot his arrogance. Self imposed of course. He must lead a sad little life commenting here daily. Never misses a chance for self aggrandizing.

    3. I must have missed that last part of your comment on the videos. Looked to me like the other cops were just standing around not helping to try and save Floyd from the knee lock, which was a bad error in judgement.

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