As protest-turned-riots continued Thursday night (May 28), President Donald Trump tweeted a strong message early Friday morning, warning looters that they will be shot.
South Minneapolis was the target of buildings buring, windows smashed, and various stores were looted. All happening near the Minneapolis Police 3rd Precinct on Lake Street.
Domino’s Pizza, Planet Fitness, Ghandhi Mahal Restaurant, Wallgreens, Footlocker, and TCF Bank to name a few were all victims to looting and extensive damage.
Donald Trump already in a heated battle with Twitter continued even after the President signed an executive order which targeted social media companies. Twitter “Fact Checking” Donald Trump’s tweets promoted the President to create an order against social media companies.
This didn’t stop Twitter from letting the world know the President had violated their rules, and labeled his Tweet as “glorifying violence”. “I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American city, Minneapolis, Trump said referring to the looting taking place. “I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right,” Trump added.
The tweet that followed promoted the social media giant to warn its users, but it did not remove the Tweet as it suggested “It may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible”.
Donald Trump stated all the looting by “THUGS” were dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and vowed that the Military will be prepared. “When the looting starts, the shooting starts”, tweeted Trump.
Since these midnight Tweets on Thursday Morning, the President has continued a series of Tweets against Twitter. @realDonaldTrump