[VIDEO] Trump Promotes Anarchy! Is He Going To Get Someone Killed?
President Trump has been encouraging protestors to take to the streets – but only his base in Republican states. Protestors are now in the streets by the thousands, holding signs like “Shutdowns kill too!” and “Liberty is essential. Panic is not.”
In a series of tweets, President Trump played down fears about the virus spreading and wrote “LIBERATE MINNESOTA!”, “LIBERATE MICHIGAN!”, and “LIBERATE VIRGINIA, and save your great 2nd Amendment. It is under siege!”
When asked if he thought the three states should lift their state lockdowns, Trump said, “ “I think elements of what they’ve done are too much, just too much … What they’ve done in Virginia is just incredible.”
Political leaders quickly denounced the President’s irresponsible rhetoric.
Democratic governor of Washington Jay Inslee tweeted: “The President’s statements this morning encourage illegal and dangerous acts. He is putting millions of people in danger of contracting COVID-19. His unhinged rantings and calls for people to ‘liberate’ states could also lead to violence. We’ve seen it before.”
Michigan Governor, Gretchen Whitmer told ABC she’s happy to take the heat from protestors, as long as her state is safe.
“I can take it. If it makes people feel better to take their frustrations out on me, that’s fine. All I ask is that we don’t get overly political here,” said Whitmer.
Beto O’Routke, former Texas congressman wrote on Twitter:
Republicans will turn a blind eye & too many in the press will focus on “tone.” But history books will say: In April of 2020, when the pandemic had already claimed 35,000 lives, the President of the United States incited people to storm their statehouses with AR-15s and AK-47s. pic.twitter.com/44slncrsey
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) April 17, 2020
The crowds are gathering across America in front of government buildings. The crowds were chanting for less fear and asking political leaders to reopen their cities.
Governors in all the states have responded to the President’s tweets.
Now, healthcare workers are risking their lives in hospitals and on the streets.
Videos recently shared to social media shows Colorado healthcare professionals in the streets counter-protesting angered protestors.
Our healthcare workers are risking their lives to save lives, while Trump-supporting protesters are risking the lives of healthcare workers, just to please Trump.
Yesterday 2 nurses in Colorado peacefully counter protested these idiots.
They are heroes!pic.twitter.com/ck5kEEDj07
— Ms. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) April 20, 2020