Jamal Brown, former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign press secretary, took to Twitter Monday lambasting President Donald Trump for his response to the growing violence in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd. Forty-six-year-old Floyd lost his life after being aggressively pinned down by a Minneapolis police officer for more than 8 minutes as he gasped for air, fell unconscious, and then died.
In wake of the violence that followed Floyd’s death, the President held a joint conference call meeting with governors across the country early Monday. During the call, Trump reportedly criticized the state leaders for being “weak” against the violent rioters and pressured them to enforce the rule of law.
Brown referred to Trump’s call for governors to gain control as an action against ‘black people’ and likened Trump to a klansman, he wrote on Twitter.
White supremacists have been inciting violence & burning buildings over the last few days under the guise of “protestors.”
Now @realDonaldTrump is calling on governors & law enforcement to take action against “protestors”— i.e. Black people.
Say it plain: Trump is a Klansman. https://t.co/PXyeAYpb0o
— Jamal Brown (@JTOBrown) June 1, 2020
“White supremacists have been inciting violence & burning buildings over the last few days under the guise of ‘protestors.’ Now @realDonaldTrump is calling on governors and law enforcement to take action against “protestors” – i.e. Black people. Say it plain: Trump is a Klansman,” Brown wrote.
The historic St. John’s church across from the White House has been set on fire: pic.twitter.com/mWgtdkwBq3
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) June 1, 2020
A number of protests turned violent overnight including in the nation’s Capitol where a historic church was set ablaze and looters raided businesses across the city.
Looters have completely destroyed what seems to be a local liquor store. They were still grabbing stuff when I went inside to take a look: pic.twitter.com/4HEiKu3xSw
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) June 1, 2020