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Trump urges “weak” governors to “dominate” the streets in protests

June 1, 2020

US President Donald Trump called on governors on Monday to “dominate” the streets after the riots in many cities across the country, while protests against death were raised during a May 25 arrest of African-American George Floyd.

Trump has held a video conference with the governors calling on them to “restore the streets” and criticized the “weak” response of the authorities to the protests, various sources are familiar with the meeting, cited by the US media are.

“You have to be dominant, otherwise you look like a bunch of idiots. You have to stop and judge people,” he argued, again blaming the “radical left” for the unrest. “The whole world laughs and watches a police station in Minneapolis burn,” he said.

Trump urges “weak” governors to “dominate” the streets in protestsTrump urges “weak” governors to “dominate” the streets in protests

The president called for “law and order” and asked the governors to request intervention by the National Guard in response to the incidents. Half of the 50 states have already applied for the presence of the National Guard on the streets.