The President of the United States, Donald Trump, today redoubled pressure on the governors to harden in the face of protests against protests against police violence and charged against the President of the State of New York, who refused to accept the sending of the National Guard to suppress riots over the murder of African-American George Floyd.
“Yesterday was a bad day for the Cuomo brothers. New York was lost to looters, thugs, left-wing radicals and all other forms. The Governor refuses to accept my offer for a dominant National Guard. New York was smashed.” Trump shot through his profile on the social network Twitter.
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, Fredos ratings are down 50%!
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 2, 2020
The target of criticism was the Governor of New York, the Democrat Andrew Cuomo, that yesterday rejected the offer of collaboration from the federal forces by the head of the White House to repress protesters protesting the murder of Floyd, died last May 25 in Minneapolis, in the State of Minnesota, north central United States.
“Thank you, but no thanks,” Cuomo replied to US President Trump.
Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio last night enacted a curfew on the Big Apple, which will be re-imposed tonight at 8:00 p.m. local time.
However, the provision has not prevented altercations in the city, where more than 500 people were detained during the protests, mostly in Manhattan, but also in Brooklyn and the Bronx, as reported today by the local police.
Trump compared the situation in New York with that of Washington, where, in his opinion, “there were no problems last night” although “many arrests” did.
“Great job from everyone. Overwhelming strength. Mastery,” he tweeted in another message., in which he also highlighted that in Minneapolis, where Floyd was murdered while he was detained, the situation was “magnificent”.
In his thread of tweets, the president did not, however, make any allusion to the controversy caused by his visit to a church near the White House, which forced the security forces to forcibly evict peaceful protesters who were in the zone.
Speaking to CNN, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser expressed surprise, “and frankly, anger” because “people who were not violating the curfew and who did not appear to have caused an attack were attacked by federal security forces “who were instructed to clear the road for the president.
“At no time did we think it was appropriate for people who had not violated the curfew or anything else to receive such treatment,” the mayor insisted.
Asked about the possibility of the Army being deployed in the capital to assist the security forces, Bowser has considered that it would be “inappropriate”.
“The Police have police powers and bringing the Army to do police duties is inappropriate, in any state, in the United States, without the consent of the Governor and would be inappropriate in Washington,” he said.
USA: Protesters defied curfew and hold protest against racist violence
Protests in more than 50 American cities were sparked when Floyd, suffocated by a police officer, kneeled his neck in the middle of the street of Minneapolis.
Following the arrest of the accused police officer, the family of the 46-year-old African American man claimed that the four Minneapolis police officers involved be charged with murder.