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Nasty Trump Claims That Without Him, ‘There Would Be No Kenosha Right Now’
Donald Trump threatened Monday to send in the National Guard to Portland as he claimed credit for ending the violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin after troops were mobilizing there as civil unrest continues to ravage the country in the form of violent riots.
“If I didn’t INSIST on having the National Guard activate and go into Kenosha, Wisconsin, there would be no Kenosha right now,” Trump tweeted Monday morning. “Also, there would have been great death and injury. I want to thank Law Enforcement and the National Guard. I will see you on Tuesday!”
Yes, Trump claims he alone is the reason the city is still standing today. That’s some serious narcissism, folks.
Trump is preparing to visit Kenosha on Tuesday, despite Democratic leaders there, including the governor and mayor, demanding the president say away.
If I didn’t INSIST on having the National Guard activate and go into Kenosha, Wisconsin, there would be no Kenosha right now. Also, there would have been great death and injury. I want to thank Law Enforcement and the National Guard. I will see you on Tuesday!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2020
Trump threatened Monday morning to send in federal troops or deploy the National Guard to Portland if Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler doesn’t do so on his own.
“Portland is a mess, and it has been for many years. If this joke of a mayor doesn’t clean it up, we will go in and do it for them!” Trump said in another tweet Monday morning.
He added in another tweet: “LAW & ORDER!”
Twitter was absolutely sickened that Trump is obviously trying to stir up violence.
I was in Kenosha on Saturday peacefully marching with the community. Kenosha is rallying around this tragedy and coming together. The last thing they need right now is @realDonaldTrump and @BryanSteil's message of fear and division. Trump, listen to Kenosha’s Mayor and stay out! https://t.co/T9ADvyZyPJ
— Roger Polack (@RogerforWI) August 31, 2020
This is false. Wisconsin’s governor activated his state National Guard. The NG didn’t stop the violence and Kenosha didn’t face an existential threat.
Stop sending out disinformation and stop inciting more violence.
Act like the president of ALL Americans.
— David Lapan (@DaveLapanDC) August 31, 2020
Nazis held rallies in left-wing areas of Weimar Germany, instigating street fights, and then telling the press that only they could save Germany from the "violent communists". https://t.co/zlZ3avfNMm
— American Satan 😈 (@BrandonSharks) August 31, 2020
Spreading violence is key to not just the republican election strategy, it's key to how they envision their country. Americans, you are living right now in the vision Republicans have for you and your country. This is it. This is their goal. https://t.co/Xzb8Ix871u
— Jesse Wente (@jessewente) August 31, 2020
— John Woods (@malinborn) August 31, 2020
— Bernie Tafoya (@BernieTafoya) August 31, 2020
This guy is such a fucking idiot.
I LIVE IN WISCONSIN – nice try, Coma Don.@GovEvers deployed the National Guard.
That's right – A LEFTY!
So shut your incompetent mouth and GTFO of my state!!!! https://t.co/3tRTaxW4dr
— Scott's editing #QuintessentialUniversalErotica 🐝 (@storysmithscb) August 31, 2020