By | Rachel Brooks
Staff | Telegraph Local
Above, President Trump addresses nation, ABC News.
U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to use martial force if the violence across the States is not stopped by the States’ respective governors. This follows the heated rioting that came immediately after the murder of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin.
Mr. Trump has been quite vocal as of the last 24 hours regarding the status of New York City in the wake of racism protest riots.
“New York City put on an 11:00 P.M. CURFEW last night. No wonder they ripped the place apart. Should be 7:00 P.M. CALL UP THE NATIONAL GUARD. #SAVENYC,” said Trump in a tweet that posted at 11:12 am on June 2.
Trump also strongly encouraged New York’s state government to call on their respective National Guard.
“NYC, CALL UP THE NATIONAL GUARD. The lowlifes and losers are ripping you apart. Act fast! Don’t make the same horrible and deadly mistake you made with the Nursing Homes!!!,” said Mr. Trump in a tweet that was posted at 10:10 am on June 2.
Mr. Trump likewise places the majority of the blame for New York’s escalating violence on the Cuomo brothers. That is Governor Cuomo and his brother who is an anchor for CNN.
“Yesterday was a bad day for the Cuomo Brothers. New York was lost to the looters, thugs, Radical Left, and all others forms of Lowlife & Scum. The Governor refuses to accept my offer of a dominating National Guard. NYC was ripped to pieces. Likewise, Fredo’s ratings are down 50%!,” said Trump in another tweet that was posted at 8:33am on June 2.
Despite his vocal stance on New York’s riot status, President Trump stated that the D.C. area was not so ill affected by the riots as they were in the last few days following Mr. Floyd’s murder.
“D.C. had no problems last night. Many arrests. Great job done by all. Overwhelming force. Domination. Likewise, Minneapolis was great (thank you President Trump!),”” said Trump in another tweet that was posted at 8:19am on June 2.
Mr. Trump’s vocal threats and criticism was met with equal criticism from his opposition, who now consider the president an effective dictator. Private twitter account users compared President Trump to the fictional dictator President Snow from Suzanne Collins’ hit YA series “The Hunger Games.” Others compared him to Adolf Hitler, showing spliced photos of Trump beside the Nazi dictator with the caption, “Like father, like son.” Both Hitler and Trump were holding a Bible in the photos that this critic put together to emphasize their argument.
In direct reply to the photo of Mr. Trump beside Hitler, the same user shared an additional photo of Saddam Hussein posing with the Quran. This user made the argument that dictators will always use religion to abuse their power.
In the wake of this criticism, Reuters reported that the U.N. chief called for peaceful protests in the United States. The world joined the U.S. protests in solidarity, with private Twitter users sharing feed footage of gatherings in Amsterdam.