Twitter flags Trump tweet about George Floyd protests for 'glorifying violence'

NEW: Twitter flags tweet from Pres. Trump, saying it violates its rules about 'glorifying violence.'

5/29/2020 11:10:00 AM

NEW: Twitter flags tweet from Pres. Trump, saying it violates its rules about 'glorifying violence.'

Trump's tweet about the Minneapolis protests of the death of George Floyd was flagged by Twitter for glorifying violence.

in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd."These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!" Trump tweeted shortly before 1 a.m. Friday.

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Twitter flagged the tweet, which is now only visible if you click on Twitter's flag."This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible," the social media company said.

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"I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership," Trump tweeted."Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right."

Frey responded to Trump at an early-morning press conference Friday, saying that type of finger point is weak."Weakness is refusing to take responsibility for your actions. Weakness is pointing your finger at somebody else during a time of crisis," Frey said."Donald Trump knows nothing about the strength of Minneapolis. We are strong as hell. Is this a difficult time period? Yes. But you better be damn sure that we're gonna get through this."

Floyd, who is black, was seen pinned down in a video by a white police officer and later died. He could be heard screaming,"I can't breathe," on the video of the incident.The video of Floyd's death has now caused outrage in the city of Minneapolis and all over the country. Residents of the city have protested his death since Tuesday.

This is the second time this week Twitter has taken action against Trump's tweets.It previously flagged two of Trump's tweets about mail-in voting in California, saying Trump's tweets were misleading about elections.Trump responded to the flags by issuing an executive order Thursday targeting social media companies.

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This is the warrior that who skipped VietNam because of a heal spur. He talks a tough game standing behind other patriots. Shameful. Just what everone needs... Military weapons...against American Citizens. ...Again. Anyone remember the Kent State Massacre? Wow, I can't say how many posts I saw last night that were glorifying this destruction and saying it's necessary. Is Twitter going to ban all those people? They agreed with those who were destroying everything and hurting innocent people. Twitter should ban them.

He is not GLORIFYING VIOLENCE. Get it right.. He is stating that those who are LOOTING will be dealt with. It is OK to protest but they are going too far by LOOTING and DESTROYING local business in the area.. NOT RIGHT.. 😎🧐🤓 komonews 🤔&🙏 to the Twitter employee put in charge of monitoring his tweets. You're gonna need them.

Thugs?!!! Trump, you are a disgrace, you started this and need I remind you, a WHITE man dressed in all black with a mask and umbrella started the vandalism and violence and it was caught on tape, YET AGAIN. Oh god now baby Huey will be even more upset first Twitter adds links correcting his misinformation now they're flagging him for violating policies. I can see the temper tantrum now.

🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 Trump is not promoting violence... People don't like him cause he keeps it real and doesn't sugar coat shit. It looks like the rioters are shooting. Do you believe Twitter should flag Trumps tweets? Follow me polls_unbiased USA UnitedStates realDonaldTrump socialmedia FreeSpeech Twitter

And then he'll say...i didn't tweet that they just dont understand how this increases his support the media is the enemy of the people and have a 12% approval rating they are gold for the president I too will start reporting that clown Has twitter gone too far? Lying liberal fascist are more concerned about what Trump tweets than the fact that their city is being burned down, looted and destroyed by a bunch of liberal animals! Unbelievable how lying liberal fascists think and act! One crime has been turned into thousands! Good job libs!


Twitter is a communist rag. Needs to be shut down completely Time to shut Twitter down they don't believe in free speech ! They're going to burn down the whole country I'm so glad. Finally What is happening here!? Twitter has let Trump violate its rules for over three years with no action at all. Why have they now started to apply the rules? What has changed?

WWG1WGA WWG1WGAWORLDWIDE fallofthecabal TheGreatAwakening He calls them thugs, but he is silent when the protesters are armed with weapons at a statehouse and threatening the lives of women that work there. 🤔🤔🤔 the great unifier speakes Twitter Nazi's have been targeting conservatives for years. abc should show the project veritas piece on these losers. They won't though because it makes the president look good

Ha ha ha ha ha Democrats are the most disingenuous people on the planet. They perpetuate violence, participate in it then cry when they are held to account. You have to be braindead to vote democrat This is not glorifying violence Twitter’s extreme political bias is now fully on display. Removing their special protections is the right thing to do. Twitter’s activist board members will revolt as the stock price plummets. Jack will be fired and sued personally by shareholders.

Trumps glorifying violence? What about the rioters BURNING DOWN the police station, looting stores, and attacking elderly women in wheelchairs all while standing on the grave of George Floyd? Are they 'peaceful purists'? Get the fuck out of here We stand with the American people in their pursuit of freedom and equality and respect their legitimate protest. Against the use of force by the police and the government!

But yet here you are posting it again. 🙄 What really amazes me is that the people out thete burning and looting are Democrat suporters. Twitter has way overstepped. Unbelievably biased. THIS is okay, though Twitter This is expected from Trump. But remain focused on his cataclysmic failure of the COVID pandemic response. Trump did not protect Americans, resulting in suffering and mass deaths. 100,000+ Dead Americans. Trump is a Failure.

I say shut Twitter and Facebook down , can you imagine all the extra time we would have , hahahahaha bring it !!!!!! The Turkish Army is capable of conducting stability through looters without shooting as your advice for terrorists PKK. We can help you President USA MinneapolisPolice. My condolences for all aggrieved people from US. PEACE AT HOME PEACE AT WORLD.

Shut Twitter down! Has Twitter ever flagged Cathy Griffin , wishing death to the president or Madonna ? only Republicans get flagged , what a farce WOW THIS FAKE PRESIDENT IS PROMOTING VIOLENCE What bunch of bs, trying to stop the violence Trump 2020 I wonder how the tweet promotes violence it should he seat and watch looting to continue?

Well done — communications experts and others will discuss these inflammatory statements for generations to come and Twitter will be on the right side of history. I think Twitter made a mistake. I read a lot of twitter that glorifies violence more. He POTUS wrote that the National Guard can shoot if the pillage is not controlled. Do not forget, the citizen of those stores can shoot in legitimate defense and the law protects them

And then ABC retweets the tweet that glorifies violence ... Trumpie using military against own people. Sound familiar yet? That gets flagged but the endless “interviews” on the street from children threatening to kill as many people as they can are glorified by you and the rest of MSM. Anything for a story, especially if includes blood.

I love it. This has to driving trump nuts. If that was anyone else besides Trump, the tweet would be removed and the account holder suspended. Come on, jack, no special privileges for Trump. He is NOT above the law or your terms of service. 😭😭😂😂😂😂 Thank you Twitter He will start a riot in the White House

So HK protestors are freedom fighters but US protestors are thugs. Thank you for being honest for showing your hypocrisy. FactCheckTrump AmericaFirst TrumpIsANationalDisgrace TrumpResignNow TRUMPISMisFASCISM realDonaldTrump is DISGUSTING!!! Resign NOW!!! When China nuke USA and USA president is calling for its ppl to fight against evil CCP, twitter suspends/ deletes USA president’s account. What the hell will you do?

Yet all those tweets calling for increasing the violence in MN are left up on Twitter even after being reported by the thousands. Not ONE has been removed. This is a stance a president should take when an entire unruly mob is burning a city down. This is not a protest, this is a war zone of people who can’t control themselves.

Ok twitter the tyrant markzuckerberg is still playing safe with the regime Talking about 'Glorifying Violence' Did Anyone paid for the Central5 Ads to glorified and destroyed 5 innocents 'ShitHole' Lives? Just Asking! What a heartless SOAB You can openly threaten to kill the president and twitter will leave it up. Twitter will leave up posts calling for more violence and destruction in minneapolis. Twitter flagging this just shows that they are not even pretending to be neutral anymore

Meanwhile in bizarro world KKivipelto This is the social media he himself wants. So I guess everybody gets what they want, except me and some other freedom loving people. I think twitter is having a field day constantly fact checking orange buffoon for every tweet. Not today Twitter want to get back at realDonaldTrump They need to be conscious of what they are doing and also read message before taking action.

My world Soul In set I can magine the global condemnation if Xi said that about Hong Kong protesters Okay Twitter ,this is a game you won't win Outside of national guard, I could have sworn there was an amendment against having active troops on US soil. Love your work Twitter Smokescreen from 101 617. IN NOVEMBER, VOTE HIM OUT !!!

My Soul In set About damn time. POTUS 🤔😂😂🤣😂 The people of Hong Kong stand with minneapolis Thugs? It takes one to know one, trump! I guess he will be milder this time. Happy Friday!! A new day has dawned. Trump is weak. About goddamn time Someone at Twitter is about to get shit canned. DM for your cartoonized portrait picture!


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Twitter Places Fact-Checking Warning On Trump Tweet For 1st TimeA link is added to a tweet in which the president claims without evidence that mail-in ballots are fraudulent. A Twitter spokesman says the tweet wasn't deleted because it didn't discourage voting. Should just save the time and leave it in as a permanent footer for all his tweets. He's a liar. He lies on Twitter everyday. There needs to be much more of this. Finally! Glad to see Twitter doing the right thing.