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Minneapolis mayor responds to Trump accusation of weakness

Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired for their involvement in the death of a black man who was held down with a knee as he protested that he couldn't breathe. Follow here for the latest updates.

5/29/2020 12:48:00 PM

'Weakness is pointing your finger at somebody else, during a time of crisis. Donald Trump knows nothing about the strength of Minneapolis.' Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey responded to a tweet from President Trump accusing him of weak leadership:

Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired for their involvement in the death of a black man who was held down with a knee as he protested that he couldn't breathe. Follow here for the latest updates.

Minneapolis Mayor: Looting and destruction are "unacceptable"Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey speaks during a news conference on May 28, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Elizabeth FLoMinneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey condemned the looting and destruction seen in the city tonight during violent protests.

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"What we have seen over the past several hours and the past couple of nights in terms of looting is unacceptable," he said at a press conference."Our communities cannot and will not tolerate it.""These are community institutions that we need. These are banks that people rely on to get cash. Grocery stores that people rely on to get food. These are pharmacies people rely on to get medicine," he said.

He added that the city had received resources from the state, and that further aid is expected.On the burning police station:A police precinct was set on fire, vandalized and surrounded by protesters tonight -- but there was no sign of the police or firefighters. When asked why, Frey pointed to other fires and looting incidents that officers had to respond to as well.

The Minnesota National Guard, which was mobilized earlier in the evening, are now stationed at various locations facing potential looting, including banks, grocery stores, and pharmacies, he said."I understand the importance of a precinct," he said."(But) the symbolism of a building cannot outweigh the importance of life, of our officers, or the public. We could not risk serious injury to anyone and we will continue to patrol the third precinct entirely."

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They call it American dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it. Stay strong! We in Seattle are behind Mayor Jacob Frey DNC rulers - state/county/city. Weak. The Mayor had to react asap on this situation,now look! People ,CHAOS gets you nothing!! Nothing but a nasty site you have to live in! Don't blame our President ONE THING HE IS NOT IS WEAK!! ALL THIS IS BEING STUPID!!!

Trump is a sorry excuse for a human being, never mind taking the proud strong United States to a level of sickness we have never witnessed 'I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.' Abraham Lincoln

It seems like the mayor is being transparent with the people. It seems like the police responsible are caught. It also seems like the protests are not working. Trump couldn’t do any better in Minneapolis just look at the mess the country is in under trump. What a disgrace this orange thing is his really failed you. Honestly we feel your pain we are crying with you even though we not physically there please just be safe. BlackLivesMatter GeorgeFloyd

CNN is the main media stoking the flames of hate & racism!! CNN LOVES this burning & destruction!!! Said Nero, as Rome burned. Actually, Donald Trump knows nothing about anything. Washington Governor Jay Inslee weighs in on Trump incompetence as well. He's right, Trump is unfit to lead. Domestic Terrorism in Minneapolis !!!

Why are people breaking into shops, banks, restaurants, drug and liquor stores, but nobody breaking into a job centre to fill out an application form? I was just thinking about the fact that how many sins would you have to commit to have god punish you with someone like realDonaldTrump as your president! In his words- “Billions and billions, millions and billions of sins”

Anti racial discrimination Trump is a dictator China agree US issue a security law on Minnesota state. Idk,,, maybe a Republican administration in Minnesota and Minneapolis might be better... hasn’t been tried in either in over half a century... what do have to lose? Torinado91 Justin_Davis_12 what a coward.

President is correct Mayor Frey is my hero. 'Thank You Mayor Frey, your 2 dollar check in mail. Too bad you have no post office left to pick it up.' Awesome to talk about Minneapolis strength while it burns as a background. 👌🏼 Mayor of CLOWN WORLD.

Donald Trump on violent Minneapolis protests: Mayor Jacob Frey 'very weak,' 'thugs' dishonor George Floyd's memoryAmid escalating violence in Minneapolis after George Floyd's death, President Donald Trump criticized the city's mayor and called protesters 'thugs.' Suspend the Cheeto's account. Flagging the tweet is twitter injecting its opinion into his statement. While you're burning our city. I see your paper burning into history. You'll be just as passe as the old rotator phones. America does not need you, you're just another political organization. And we have great communication capabilities.

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Trump warns 'when looting starts, shooting starts' as fires burn in MinneapolisAs fires set by protesters outraged over the death of George Floyd burned in Minneapolis early Friday, President Trump threatened to call in the National Guard, labeled the demonstrators 'thugs,' and criticized the mayor for losing control over the city. Okay, It still ain't going to matter, democrats are the caused, their cities are shitholes as well as their states,. Vote them if u ain't happy with them. Which COPS started the fire?

Twitter flags tweet by Trump as 'glorifying violence' as protests rage in MinneapolisTwitter tags a tweet by President Trump as a violation of its rules on violence after he threatened a harsh crackdown on protests in Minneapolis. Wouldn't want to upset dear leader hmmmm? He can't do anything about it. Do you need constructive headline suggestions? 'Social media leader advocates for user safety...'

George Floyd: Trump to receive 'full report' on Minneapolis death, calls it a 'very sad event'Trump addressed the death of George Floyd while traveling to the Kennedy Space Center, telling reporters he plans to receive a "full report" on the incident. Gonna call the cops “very fine people” He doesn't read.. OH, yes, his wife will read it to him... but he doesn't speak her language.... oh Lord ! Oh please.Ugh!

Twitter Slaps Notice on Trump Minneapolis Tweet, Saying It Glorifies ViolenceTwitter placed a public interest notice on a tweet from President Trump about continued protests in Minneapolis, saying it 'violated the Twitter rules about glorifying violence.' More details: PresidentKaren this is going to make trump more popular- lol his whole administration glorifies violence, bigotry, hatred, and racism