Trump Invites Supporters To Counter-Protest At White House: ‘MAGA NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE???’
President Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to counter-protest at the White House after the George Floyd demonstrators clashed with police on Friday.
As the protests gained power across the country, Trump called out local leaders in his tweets to implement tougher measures against the protesting crowds, threatening to use the U.S. military to gain the “unlimited power.”
On Saturday, Trump praised the work of Secret Services, saying they have handled the protesters “easily.” He then called for his supporters to come rally at the White House: “Tonight, I understand, is MAGA NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE???”
The professionally managed so-called “protesters” at the White House had little to do with the memory of George Floyd. They were just there to cause trouble. The @SecretService handled them easily. Tonight, I understand, is MAGA NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE???
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2020
In response to Trump’s tweets, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser called the president a “scared man” in her tweets.
When a reporter at a press conference asked if his tweet would promote more tensions, Trump denied encouraging more racial violence, saying his supporters “love African Americans, they love black people. MAGA loves the black people.”