“If you want this to stop, you have to prosecute people,” said POTUS.
Just The News:
President Trump on Monday told a group of governors via video conference from the Situation Room that they must “arrest and try people” who are actively destroying their cities with riots and looting, lest they “look like a bunch of jerks.”
Trump continued by saying that the reason riots are successful is because the governors “are weak.”
“Most of you are weak. You have to arrest people,” he purportedly also said. “You have to use your legal system. If you want this to stop, you have to prosecute people.”
Over the weekend, there were riots, protests and other demonstrations in at least 145 American cities; 4,100 arrests were made.
This conversation, which included Attorney General William Barr and various law enforcement officials, in addition to the president and state leaders, comes as protests head into their sixth day. more