Trump Vows to End Violent Demonstrations: ‘These Are Acts of Domestic Terror’

Following days of violent demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s death, President Donald Trump is vowing to “stop the violence and restore security and safety in America.”

“All Americans were rightly sickened and revolted by the brutal death of George Floyd,” Trump said during remarks in the Rose Garden on Monday evening as the sound of tears canisters could be heard in the background while law enforcement cleared the area of protesters.

“My administration is fully committed that for George and his family, justice will be served. He will not have died in vain,” Trump vowed. 

“We cannot allow the righteous cries of peaceful protesters to be drowned out by an angry mob,” he said. 

“In recent days, our nation has been gripped by professional anarchists, violent mobs, arsonists, looters, criminals, rioters, Antifa, and others,” he said before listing incidents of violence and vandalism. 

He continued, “These are not acts of peaceful protests. These are acts of domestic terror. The destruction of innocent life, and the spilling of innocent blood is an offense to humanity and a crime against God.”

Trump announced that he recommended that governors deploy an “overwhelming law enforcement presence” to quell the violence. He also vowed to deploy the military to quell the violence if state and local governments do not.

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Additionally, Trump sent a message to the individuals who instigate violence, “Those who threaten innocent life and property will be arrested, detained, and prosecuted to the fullest extend of the law.”

“I want the organizers of this terror to be on notice that you will face severe criminal penalties and lengthy sentences in jail,” he added.

Shortly after his remarks, Trump walked from the White House through Lafayette Square to the historic St. John’s Church which had been set on fire on Sunday night.

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Floyd, an unarmed black man, died on May 25 after a Minneapolis police officer, pinned him to the ground by placing his knee on Floyd’s neck for several minutes. 

In the days after Floyd’s death, protests broke out in cities across the country. While many started peacefully, they turned violent at nightfall as demonstrators lit fires, looted stores, and vandalized buildings. 

While Trump did not initially deliver formal remarks on the situation at the White House, he sent out a series of tweets which were highly criticized.

Several Democratic leaders accused Trump of inciting violence with his comments, as IJR reported.

But on Monday, after two days of violent demonstrations, Floyd’s brother Terrence appealed for peace, as IJR reported. 

“Let’s switch it up, do this peacefully … please,” Floyd told people who had gathered at a makeshift memorial in Minneapolis — at the spot where George Floyd died. 

He added, “I know he would not want y’all to be doing this.”

Instead of resorting to violence, Terrence encouraged people to vote and to learn about the candidates. He said, “Educate yourself and know who you’re voting for. And that’s how we’re going to hit ’em.” 

Former President Barack Obama (D) also urged Americans to refrain from violence, “Let’s not excuse violence, or rationalize it, or participate in it.”

“If we want our criminal justice system, and American society at large, to operate on a higher ethical code, then we have to model that code ourselves,” Obama added.

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  1. The POTUS Trump, has shown he is a LEADER and cares about ALL Americans, but will NOT tolerate the ‘Democrat’s Antifa/Rioters, that is planned and most likely being paid for by Soros who did so with Ferguson and other cities when his Puppet, Obama told the Rioters/Looters/ and those who want FREE STUFF: “Stay the Course”, as both Obama and his wingman, Holder tried to Divide America and our people…with their Race War. It is Obvious, as Obama always spoke about ‘The Race Card, as he used it to beat down Republicans, who ‘folded like cheap suits, when Obama ridiculed them nationally. THIS, POTUS Trump does NOT fold easily and HE fights back. For those who bash his ‘tweeting’ they need to KNOW that he Tweets what he wants Americans to know “DIRECTLY, as the Liberal, Leftist Media(Another Arm of the Corrupt Democrat Party) will Lie, Distort not only his tweets, but videos as well….it has happened numerous times. So when he stops to “Tell the Citizens what IS going on, as he IS transparent as for his presidency, HE GOES DIRECT.” People need to realize that the “Coup Against this man, started as he first announced, and even before he won and got sworn in…and they don’t let up in the Media attacks against Him AND his family 24/7. This is sickening as NOTHING was done against ALL the Lies/Hidden Scandals of Obama and His Corrupt Regime. The Media of “Obama Bootlickers and the Holly-Woodheads were in awe of the narcissist/who told ALL:
    “WE ARE GOING TO FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE AMERICA”…..and he did, nearly Destroying this Republic, Our Constitution, Our Military…as he deliberately tried to send ‘Arrogant(his words) America DOWN THE TUBES. Had Hillary been in the Whitehouse, it would have been a
    continued “Cover UP of ALL Obama and HER SCANDALS, that she’d have swept Under the Whitehouse rugs.” All that because Obama “Put in the Fix FOR Her to Win”….but WE THE PEOPLE, knew that those long 8 years America was in Danger, as:
    “D.C. IS A CESSPOOL OF CORRUPTION AND WE ELECTED ‘THE OUTSIDER TRUMP TO DRAIN THAT SWAMP”…..He is hated by the Democrats, because HE shined the light on ‘just how Little they actually DO work in our Congress, but are busy “AMASSING THEIR OWN PERSONAL FORTUNES FROM ANY NATIONS, WILLING TO PAY THEM KICKBACKS, WHEN THESE SAME POLITICOS, PASS BUDGETS TO GIVE TO THESE CORRUPT NATIONS, AND THEN GET THEIR FEES PAID TO THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES. Follow the money trail, of Biden & Son, Pelosi & Son Paul, Kerry and Step Son, Brennan, Schiff and of Course, Hillary!! Wake up folks, this Republic is being torn apart by the Democrats who have taken the Black voters for Granted for years and kept them ‘on their Urban Plantations’, lying to them to get their votes, then IGNORED them the Day after Elections.’ Maxine Waters comes to mind, and many others, as she touts Violence and SHOULD have been removed from Congress for her corruption/violence
    she touted against people that didn’t belong to Her Corrupt Party. Enough of This Already, as We must protect this Republic, from those who ‘SOLD OUT AMERICA, THAT TRUMP SAVED”

    1. “We must protect this Republic, from those who ‘SOLD OUT AMERICA” Jo

      Jo is confused by a false prophet. He doesn’t realize that his Dear Leader is a fascist ready to break our Constitution at the drop of his red hat and seize power. He has control of the judiciary through an Attorney General who wants a “president” with UNlimited power, and he has control of the Senate whose Senate leader and members also want a one-party state. And he has just enough backing by his misguided Cult-45 to willingly enable him because they want the same things as their Dear Leader does (unfair elections, a one-party state, unlimited power, a return to the la-la-land of the misogynistic 1950s and early ’60s).

      Just what a tinpot fascist needs to seize total power of a nuclear state.

      We MUST elect better politicians, if we will be allowed to, in November.

      #outnow
      refusefascism.org

  2. The GODLESS LIVING BLASPHEMER and LIVING OBSCENITY, trumpuke, who has no god but himself crassly usurped the Church in DC without asking The Bishop for permission to do so for a bullshit photo op of him desecrating holy ground to fan his grotesquely impious ego.

    Mounted police using noise grenades and billy clubs forcibly cleared the way from the shit house to the Church so that the TYRANT TODDLER would not be faced with outraged protesters with more courage in their pinky fingers than THE TRAITOR has ever possessed in his entire, illegitimate, and fraudulent life.

    The violence fomenting Fascist-In-Chief, trumpuke, MUST be legitimately and immediately removed from office before America goes up in flames of HIS igniting.

  3. Here Here; well said Mr. President. Obama-gate needs to be quiet. Ethics…indeed!!!

  4. The hiding in the cellar evil coward, trumquake, is a one trick pony of bullshit arrogation of authority he does not have to do something that is illegal to do.
    The story of his bullshit fraudulent life.

    1. The POTUS Trump Walked to the church today, and he IS the PRESIDENT that Legally HAD to be protected last night, by the Low Life Rioters, and also to protect his Young Son and Wife. You are touting otherwise, and I’d bet were an “Obama Bootlicker who voted the Fraud in Twice”…AH.

      1. Huh ? You say something ?
        You MUST remember to pull your head completely out of your ass when attempting communication Jo.
        Only folks who live with their heads lodged up their asses support trumplethinskin.

  5. Well, there you have it.

    Dear Leader has gone full fascist. He has declared that he is willing to use our military on our land against its own people. That is against our Constitution.

    And let me tell you, once he starts, he will not stop. He would damned sure use it to KEEP POWER after November.

    You have been warned.

    1. Unsurprising, yet still disappointing. He didn’t launch any efforts to curb police brutality – instead he doubled down on it.

      1. Of course he doubled down on it Phoenix.
        He LOVES police brutalizing everyone.
        Especially African American, Puerto Rican, Latin American,
        and Middle Eastern men and terrorizing and raping ALL females
        of all ages.

    2. Hey genius Scotty the Constitution does not give any rights to destroy and loot!

    3. It May NOT occur to you, but these Rioters/Looters/Burning down City Businesses, etal. ARE interfering with a Civilized Society as the Anarchists’/Fascists they are…and as such, MUST BE CONTAINED, JAILED FOR THE TERRORISTS THEY ARE, AND THE DEMOCRAT CITY MAYORS THAT STOOD BY DOING NOTHING(LIKE D.C.-MAYOR) ALLOWED THIS ANARCHY AMONG THE ANIMALS/THIEVES THEY ARE. THIS IS BOTH, BLACK AND WHITES BTW. GET A CLUE!!!

    4. I hope the POTUS is re-elected. If only to hear more ranting and raging from people like you.
      Next up Obama-gate, it should be very interesting. No warning necessary only a warm
      HOO-RAHHHHHHHHHH.

      1. Blow it up your fat ass Ronnie.
        You trumphuhkers LOVE having shit blown
        up your stupid asses.

        1. Tisk Tisk sinking to name calling again. That’s a progressive liberal thing stuff up your rectum. Reality is tough, wait and see.

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