December 2, 2020

Trump calls governors ‘weak,’ urges them to crack down on riots in leaked call

President Trump has come out swinging against Democrat governors and mayors that have either refused to or been unable to quell the violent riots wracking the nation.

In a private video conference in the Situation Room of the White House on Monday, Trump gave the order for Democrat leaders to crack down on the violence, saying that “the only time it [rioting] is successful is when you’re weak, and most of you are weak.”

Details of the call were immediately leaked to the press. CBS reporter Ed O’Keefe tweeted that Trump told governors that “You have to dominate; if you don’t dominate you’re wasting your time. They’re going to run over you, you’re going to look like a bunch of jerks. You have to dominate.”

He reportedly continued to blast leaders’ weak responses to the rapidly escalating violence, telling them:

You’ve got to arrest people, you have to track people, you have to put them in jail for 10 years and you’ll never see this stuff again. You know when other countries watch this, they’re watching this, the next day, “wow, they’re really a pushover.” And we can’t be a pushover. And we have all the resources – it’s not like we don’t have the resources. So, I don’t know what you’re doing.

Trump has come out swinging against the protests-turned-riots in recent days, announcing on Sunday that he will designate violent leftist group ANTIFA as a terrorist organization due to the movement’s suspected role in the hijacking of the initially peaceful protests.

National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien also announced on Sunday that the Trump administration will allow mayors and governors to set the terms for the response to the riot, but will be ready to step in and help if needed. “We’re not going to federalize the [National] Guard at this time,” O’Brien told reporters on Sunday. “But, if necessary, we have further military assets that can be deployed … if the governors and the mayors need it and they can’t get control of the situation.”

Much like the coronavirus response, Trump has chosen to encourage governors and mayors to lead the way in controlling the outbreaks of violence in their cities, but O’Brien indicated that the federal government will provide “whatever the governors or mayors need to keep control of their cities.”

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  1. Trump is the leader of the country. He has to deal with issues that effect national issues and international issues. Governors are the leaders of the state’s and are responsible for state issues. County and city leaders have their responsibilities.
    When situations occur in a state, the governor can’t say “Well, it’s a federal issue” and at the same time want independence, control and authority but not the responsibilities that come along with it.

    1. IF TRUMP stepped in and took over inside the states DenocRATS and other lunatics’ would be screaming at his usurpation of state rights. By putting the responsibility directly on the mayors and governors they are now screaming because they do not want to take action to stop the criminals rioting who would be voting for them!!

    1. Because he wants to throw everyone in jail for years. He failed completely with this pandemic. Gave China tons of PPE and when states called from these items there were none to distribute. Trump is not a President, he’s a mob boss who wants to be dictator. Your life will completely be screwed if he ever had the chance to pull it off.

      1. He did not FAIL with the COVID 19 ! These riots are occurring because those governors refused to open their cities! How is that Trumps fault ?! Place the blame where it should be….ON ALL OF THOSE GOVERNORS ! How can people not see this?

        1. And what we are seeing it is the Left wing party in control where all the riots are taking place , and they most likely knew these riots where in the making , and when one looks at the news on TV, you will see no police their to stop them , from breaking into stores , and stealing everything they could get their hands on ,and burning those places down when they left , and they shown world what types of human animals we have on the lose in our country , and it is like our president said those types of people need to pay the price , and sit in jails for a long time , along with those in power that did little to nothing to stopping the riot ,before it got out of control or hand , which they could of done with one call for help ,when needed ,and yet they are to be our leaders to protect the people from such types of people in their cities and stats , and the way things look , there is more behind these riots then , the people at home watching the riots taking place , are not blind or stupid , with their blame on the death of that one person , by that one police man , while others stood near by , and their is a lot of explaining the news media needs to tell the people watching at home , with true facts ,behind the riots , and not made up stories with nothing to back their fake stories up with .

      2. he’s exactly right. we have laws for a reason. if you are destroying the country, you should be jailed. actually i prefer hanging. if you are destroying someone’s business or home, citizens should have the right to shoot you. policemen who are put on the street and cannot fire their guns when people are being attacked or they personally are being attacked, should refuse to go out on the street without the ability to protect themselves.
        President Trump has allowed the states to exercise their state’s rights. where’s the “mob boss” or “dictator” in that. you need to read more. you are very “informed”,

      3. You are so wrong. President Trump has done more than any President since Reagan. Stop listening to the media.
        After you have lived under Democrat rule for a few years you will understand who
        wants the best for the American people.
        The Dems have been taken over by the socialists. These people want to take everything away from the people and only
        keep you working for them not yourself.

      4. ARE YOU KIDDING KAT. STOP BEING SO STUPID AND LISTEN TO THOSE DEMO RATS COMMUNIST PARTY. GO WITH OUR PRESIDENT NOW. RESPECT THIS MAN HE RUNS OUR COUNTRY HE IS FOR YOU AND ME. CNN MSNBC ABC NBC ARE ALL FAKE NEWS AND LIES. IN ALL MY YEARS I HAVE NEVER SEEN A DEMO RAT PARTY THAT IS A DISGRACE TO OUR COUNTRY. THERE NOT FOR OUR COUNTRY AND THEY DONT SOUND LIKE AMERICANS. PIGLOSI IS THE WORST SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE AS LONG AS SHE THINKS SHE IS ABOVE THE LAW SHE NEEDS TO BE PUT UP FOR TREASON WHAT SHE HAS DONE FOR OUR COUNTRY AND US NOTHING BUT TAKING OUR TAX MONEY AND SLAMMING THE BEST PRESIDENT WE HAVE IN 50 YEARS. SHE AND HER MOB ARE DISGRACEFUL. THEY ALL NEED TO BE VOTED OUT OF CONGRESS. GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP AND GOD BLESS AMERICA. TRUMP IN A LANDSLIDE IN 2020

        1. Agree with you Kath..we have the BEST PRESIDENT that we’ve seen in 50 years. President Trump stands up for AMERICA. It is just too bad that the haters refuse to open their eyes take off the blinders and not see the damage that was caused by the previous TRAITOR that we had to put up with for those 8 previous years. Failed policies,war on law enforcement funding his terrorist “buddies” created antifa…I for one am VOTING RED AND doing so to RE-ELECT OUR PRESIDENT TRUMP for four more years. Besides that getting rid of the anti-Americans that spew their hate and incite and instigate more hate and violence in our country. “WE THE PEOPLE” need to stand strong and VOTE RED and remove the corrupt career criminals of the demonCRAT party that has wasted three and a half years,and have done nothing for the AMERICAN PEOPLE. Time for a complete cleaning of the congress as well.Time to VOTE OUT peloonie/schumer/nadler/schiff/wacko waters…VOTE IN people whom WILL WORK FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE…NOT for themselves.

      5. Kat: Please be careful of the charges you make against our president and check your facts before publishing them. Misinformation and anti-president will not solve our problem. We need honest communication and mutual respect from all to solve our problems. If you are not part of the solution then you are part of the problem you decide which you want to be. As far as throwing everyone in jail haven’t heard him say that but those destroying property of others deserve jail time and retribution. That part of the protesters have destroyed the original point of the protest injustice.

  2. The governors know what their states need. They need to do it, whatever it is. Mobilize national guard, jail people caught looting and destroying. Whatever.

  3. I find it interesting that no one has questioned why the police ATTACKED THIS POOR BLACK MAN! I guess they just looked around and decided, “Hey, there’s a black man! Let’s go kill him!”. Puuleeze!! Doesn’t anyone want to know what the guy was arrested for? Certainly not saying he deserved too die, but what went on before his death?
    We keep hearing the police are negligent in justice, but what I’d like to know is if they are so brutal and condemning, why would the black community keep committing crimes to have these BRUTAL POLICEMEN COME AFTER THEM?!? Why aren’t their communities demanding their race stop their own killing/destruction/theft?

    1. I say this with sympathy for you because you don’t understand the situation that Blacks have been living with for centuries. They’ve been harassed and killed for no reason other then their skin is dark. With this case the cops were looking for a guy that had used a counterfeit $20 bill. They stopped him for questioning and it went to hell after that. But most of the time Blacks are arrested for trumped up charges and in the process of moving them to jail they get killed. Or they are pulled over in their cars and are killed for some movement they made like getting their drivers license out. Most cannot afford a lawyer. Many times Blacks haven’t done anything like the 12 year old boy with a plastic pistol that was shot and killed because the cop got scared. Good gawd! You need to do some research and stop blaming Blacks for getting themselves killed. Your ignorance is your problem and you should fix it.

      1. REMEMBER ONE THING THE DEMO RATS STARTED SLAVERY IN THE KKK. REPUBLICANS FREED THE SLAVES. AND THESE BLACK PEOPLE ALWAYS GOES WTH DEMORATS NOT REPUBLICANS. SO MOVE ON TRUMP WON GET OVER IT.PELOSI ISNOT FOR YOU OR THE COUNTRY JUST FOR THEMSELVES. SHE AND MAXINE WATERS DONT EVEN GIVE A DAM ABOUT HER DISGUSTING STATE OF CALIFORNIA. SHE AND MAXINE HAVENT DONT NOTHING TO CLEAN U P THERE STATE. THERE DISGRACEFUL TO OUR COUNTRY.

    2. everyone (almost) knows what he was arrested for. he had just given a store owner a counterfeit $20.00 bill. (he’s served time before for burglery . ) the store owner notified the police that he had just done this and that’s how it all started. HE BROKE THE LAW. the police officer will be dealt with legally. nobody wants them to get by with treating ANYONE like that, and they will pay for their deeds ACCORDING TO THE LAW. most of the people in these jobs are antifa and people wanting an excuse for looting, burning and stealing. it happens every time something like this happens. policemen have a horrible job . they are faced with the trash of our society day after day after day. most are valiant people. we would have no civil obedience if it was not for our policemen. some places like new york has tied policemen’s hands and allowed citizens to verbally and physically abuse them. bill deblazio has really hurt the new york police dept. if NY citizens don’t vote him out, then they ask for what they get. heard his daughter got arrested. hope she enjoyed her time in jail.

    3. Look no further than the radical left for that. They are the ones inciting the riots, and the racist problems so they can try to throw at Trump, and the media is right there adding fuel to the fire. They could not impeach our President, or get him for collution with Russia, or make people think he was the cause of the Covid19 problem in America, so they are finding something else to accuse our President of. And like all the rest of the dirt they throw at him, our great President takes it stride, works the problem and find the solution and we forward. Also it is getting close to getting the county back to work, and guess what the Dims are not wanting to do that, check em out. They want to throw yet another thing in his face that the nation is jobless. Well most of them have jobs they are just on furlough. Jobless means they have no job to go back to, but the leftist media fans those flames too and paints a false picture of that too. God Bless you President Trump, you are a God send and you have the Dims scared and just like the devil who hits the hardest those things are are right, they are hitting you hard because they know ye are right.

  4. Trump is right! Stop the violence now. This violence/rioting is not for George Floyd. The rioting is only an excuse to steal and destroy the very fabric of our country and it dishonors the humanity of George Floyd and his family and friends. Hasn’t the US suffered enough economic devastation? The business owners and the communities deserve more than this. Local and state governments put on your hard hats on and crush this civil travesty.

  5. Trump is fed right- Democrat governors and mayors need to grow some balls. Watching their cities and towns go up in flames without taking charge is their job. Don’t cry like a baby for help from the feds- earn your keep!

  6. These so called Governors should have called the Nationl Guard in Days Ago. I couldn’t BELIEVE Minnesota Police had no help at all….and can’t say i blame them for leaving in their police cars while rioters were burning down their police station. Does the stupid Governor know how to pick up hus phone and call in the National Guard? Worthless Democrats !!!

  7. He gives the governors way to much power, look at how they have handled lockdowns. They are reveling in their power and doing absolutely nothing to help the people they were voted in to serve. He needs to be ready to instantly step in should he have too.

    1. the liberal governors are doing nothing, because they want this presidency to fail, no matter what it does to the citizens. you won’t see people acting like this for long in texas. thank God and greyhound, we have a governor and lt governor who have backbones and will do anything they can to protect their citizens.

    2. If they don’t step up and regain control the Marshall law will be declared in the state by the federal government.

  8. President Trump is 100% correct. The United States is an exceptional country where protests are allowed but not lawlessness. The Democrats and socialist want so much for failure of our free thinking and industrious people.

  9. Trump needs to stay out of this. His hatefull rhetoric is the cause of a lot of the termoil in this country.

    1. President is a God fearing person. He is doing his job and is being directed by the Spirit if God. Some people don’t know how God works,because they don’t know Him.

    2. President Trump is the best thing that has happened to this country in many years. obamas terms threw american away to china. george bush was next to worthless.

    3. GOT THAT WRONG WAYNE. YOUR DEMO RAT PARTY DIVIDED OUR COUNTRY. TRUMP IS DOING A DAM GOOD JOB FOR OUR COUNTRY. THESE DEMO RAT MAYORS AND GOVERNORS ARE USELESS. THEY RATHER SEE THESE RIOTERS DEMOLISH THERE CITIES AND THEN PUT THE BLAME ON TRUMP. THIS WHOLE DEMO RAT PARTY ARE DISGRACEFUL. YOU SHOULD GET ON YOUR KNEES AND THANK GOD WE HAVE PRESIDENT TRUMP INSTEAD OF DISGRACEING HIM DAY AFTER DAY. YOUR NO TRUE AMERICANS. MOVE TO A COUNTRY LIKE VENASEWLLA OR CUBA THEN SEE WHAT YOU HAVE HERE IN OUR COUNTRY FREEDOM IN OUR COUNTRY. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND OUR PRESIDENT TRUMP IN 2020

    4. May I ask just when did you become an authority on violence causes? People are causing this destruction and violence not words. People need to be blamed for their own actions and not always blaming others we as individuals make our own decisions. WE can stand for right or join the crowd for looting and burning of innocent peoples property and the threat to their future. We are a nation of laws use them but don’t abuse them. Just as is in the case of Floyd breaking the law must be punished but not used to destroy our country. The police officer responsible has rightly been arrested and charged those standing by watching without interfering should also be charged for inaction.

  10. THANK YOU Mr President. Your actions greatly appreciated by most Americans. God bless you. Looking forward to 4 more years.

  11. I heard that these protesters are attacking places that are showing signs of support for Trump, well I aim to protect mine with a 17gauge. let’m try to burn my down.

  12. When the animals calm down, the cities which were destroyed and have democrat mayors should not get federal funding to rebuild. The animals created a new slum to add to the hood. With no stores left to buy food and every day essentials, let them look at their new destroyed hood every day. Let no Bama, pelosi, soros, biden, gloomberg, Clinton and the goons pay to rebuild. They have no brains, just money.

  13. Thank God we have a president that stands up for the people. When you get to the poles, let’s vote for term limits. Get off the president back. Do you think Obama or Clinton would have done better ? They didn’t have the v cajones to do a dammn thing.

  14. There is no doubt in my mind that Soro’s, Obama, and many others in our own government are responsible for these riots. Of course they are behind the scenes, but they are providing the money to do it. Violent riots are and should be stopped with deadly force. It is one thing to protest peacefully and another that is destructive. I agree with President Trump that if we show weakness, this encourages our enemies to step in at our weakest moment and conquer us. Wake up America, this sort of thing will continue until all evil is remove from among us. Let me remind you of that ole saying about the rotten apple in the barrel. If you don’t remove it, it will destroy the entire barrel in time. If you don’t remove those who wish to destroy this nation, this nation will fall. I hear in the distant rubble an ole cry when are nation was under the rule of King George of England, when Americans had to take up arms to protect themselves and their nation against the tyranny we are experiencing within our nation today.

  15. I am confused. Under the Trump Administration, the unemployment figures for every category that is tracked was reduced to the lowest levels in history. This includes the Black communities too. Poverty leads to crime – jobs lead to prosperity. So, I guess we have to ask ourselves, what drove Mr. Floyd to break the law and according to his autopsy report also having drugs in his system? None of us like being policed, yet when we are having a problem with someone intimidating us, we ask why more are not around. I think most Americans simply want to live in peace with our neighbors and enjoy our family and the freedoms which are a foundation of this nation. It only takes a few bad apples in a basket to spoil the rest. I see a lot of young people providing the safe haven for the bad apples by simply being in these large crowds. A lot of which are simply there because they think it is a cool thing to do. Remember, the very thing that allows you to participate in protest/ which the bad apples turn into riots is your freedoms – Get your head out of the sand and realize, your freedoms are being challenged right now.

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