Minneapolis Mayor Fires Back at Trump’s Overnight Twitter Attack

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (D) is firing back at President Donald Trump’s tweets amid the violent protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while in police custody.

Late Thursday evening, Trump sounded off about the protests as he described Frey as a “very weak radical left” mayor.

During a press conference held in the very early hours of Friday morning, Frey pushed back against Trump’s claims.

“Weakness is refusing to take responsibility for your own actions. Weakness is pointing your finger at somebody else during a time of crisis. Donald Trump knows nothing about the strength of Minneapolis,” Frey said during the 1 a.m. press conference.

He added, “We are strong as hell. Is this a difficult time period? Yes. But you better be damn sure that we’re going to get through this.”

See Frey’s remarks below:

Frey’s remarks follow Trump’s tweets about his leadership and the protests that have erupted in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The president tweeted, “I can’t stand back [and] watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. 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.”

He followed up with a tweet that was flagged by Twitter for “glorifying violence.”

Frey and Trump’s exchange come after days of unrest in Minneapolis. On Monday, Floyd died while in police custody after a now-former officer pinned his knee into the back of his neck for several minutes.

On Tuesday, protests erupted in the streets of Minneapolis and soon escalated to violence. Amid peaceful protests, groups of violent protesters also emerged, torching vehicles and buildings. Stores have also been looted, as previously reported on IJR.

As of Friday morning, the four officers involved have not been arrested and no criminal charges have been filed.

Responses

  1. Has anyone seen the video of the white male smashing AutoZone windows? He’s wearing a mask and is dressed in black carrying a hammer. It was mentioned that he’s a St. Paul cop.

  2. Just saw Minneapolis burning again tonight, Jacob.
    So how is that righteous indignation working for ya?

  3. There’s a lot of systemic racism in America…Minneapolis is the tip of the iceberg. White criminals are apprehended, black criminals are shot & killed.

  4. Destroying other people’s property, setting firers and looting is not a right. It creates more problems for the people who can’t afford to deal with them. Everyone suffers for a very long time. Such a waste to create more despair.

      1. Huh ?
        You must remember to pull your head out of your ass when communicating Paul.
        Otherwise you sound like shit.

        1. johnny the dipshit has spoken. Here is a guy? that has his head so far up his ass that it is blocking any intelligent thought coming out his mouth.

    1. Mr magic midget johnny the loser. You should be very happy since all the components of your demonrat/communist party are in these riots. Let’s see, there is violence, destruction, burning, hate for America, love of criminals, lying, killing and stupidity. It’s all there.

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