During a podcast interview with his son Don Trump, Jr., the president expressed concerns about the upcoming general election.
“I feel that if the Democrats get in, we are literally going to end up in a recession/depression the likes of which you’ve never seen,” Donald Trump said.
He continued, “It will be tremendous negative growth. There will be tremendous bedlam all over the place. There won’t be law and order. You’ll have a Seattle — you’ll have a Minneapolis like you’ve never seen before.”
Donald Trump also suggested the United States would be chaotic under Democratic leadership as he took credit for quelling the escalation in Minneapolis following George Floyd’s death.
The president added: “The whole country will be Minneapolis. And we saved it by me enforcing and sending the troops in.”
See Trump’s remarks below (starting at 14:45):
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Donald Trump’s latest interview follows weeks of civil unrest in the United States.
Amid intensifying protests in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd, the president took to Twitter with a series of tweets calling out Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (D). At the time, the president tweeted that Frey needed to “get his act together and bring the City under control,” or he would “get the job done,” as previously reported on IJR.
In another tweet, he controversially said, “Any difficulty, and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
While the president believes Democratic leadership would lead the country to a “recession/depression” amid all of the current circumstances, both Democratic and some Republican lawmakers have criticized his approach to civil unrest, deeming his tweets “not constructive.”
However, the president believes his “law and order” approach is suitable. During the Juneteenth weekend, protests are likely to continue in major cities across the United States.