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Americans Horrified After Trump Threatens ‘Lowlife’ Protesters In Tulsa
The president of the United States is now daring people to show up and protest at his event at their own risk, warning that they won’t be treated well, and he’s bragging about it.
The tweet is just 25 minutes old as of this writing and it is reverberating around the net like few that Trump has issued of late. Follow below for some of the reaction.
Many have reported the tweet below to Twitter as a threat. #Threatening is trending.
Any protesters, anarchists, agitators, looters or lowlifes who are going to Oklahoma please understand, you will not be treated like you have been in New York, Seattle, or Minneapolis. It will be a much different scene!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2020
That is indeed an unbridled and proud threat.
Who is he to say how the local police will handle everything anyway, and why would he egg people on? Why wouldn’t a president encourage everyone to peacefully gather in a “celebration”?
Because it is Donald Trump, that is why. He loves this shit. He is out of control and “not well.” People around the net have noticed this new, unstable, level.
the president issues a threat https://t.co/ysqXNqyzep
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) June 19, 2020
The Helpful Healer has logged on. https://t.co/oYPSPUTNzu
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) June 19, 2020
Peaceful protest is a right. The president seems to be threatening harm against people exercising their rights here. https://t.co/W8OL5Pbz73
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 19, 2020
Trump is simply trying to stir shit up. They are finally covering this tweet on MSNBC, few of his tweets get an immediate response and analysis from televised media, this is clearly a step beyond what anyone expects even at this point. MSNBC was left to interview a Trump campaign aide, Mark Lotter, to say that Trump only meant “looters” and “agitators,” and that “peaceful” protesters are okay, even though that isn’t at all what Trump said.
Not for nothing, but Oklahoma has seen a record rise in COVID cases in the last week, and yet Trump’s campaign spokesman says that it is a celebration of “re-opening.”
He really is a disgusting human being. At any rate, I hope any protestors are peaceful and the Tulsa Police Department is not aggressive towards them! https://t.co/4bisEYzjXa
— Miragee 🌊🌊🌊 @🏡 in 🖼 (@eegarim) June 19, 2020
This is a good point. The tweet can almost be read as a directive to the Tulsa PD, to not treat protesters respectfully and peacefully.
Wait, you are going to arrest yourself? https://t.co/P4ZGQyYScI
— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) June 19, 2020
Trump, June 1: “I am your President of law and order, and an ally of all peaceful protesters.” https://t.co/HN74LTMisq
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) June 19, 2020
Yep. Law and Order.
“Any protesters” pic.twitter.com/6pXOVECN0E
— Heidi Przybyla (@HeidiNBC) June 19, 2020
Notice how the president of the United States on Juneteenth equates protesters with looters and lowlifes. This is his view. https://t.co/IIcHMjiwM8
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) June 19, 2020
Already missing the police riots https://t.co/ginGJ60q6a
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) June 19, 2020
#Threatening is trending number one on Twitter. The Tweet has been up 40 minutes as of this posting.
God help us all. Tomorrow is going to be a mess. We will cover it here.
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