A comment Donald Trump made on Twitter has set off massive speculation Saturday morning with many wondering if the president is trying to encourage his fans to show up outside the White House on Saturday evening and confront protesters calling for justice for George Floyd.
In the tweet in question, the president wrote: "The professionally managed so-called 'protesters' at the White House had little to do with the memory of George Floyd. They were just there to cause trouble. The @SecretService handled them easily. Tonight, I understand, is MAGA NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE???"
It is unclear what exactly the president is referring to, but many -- including a former higher up in the FBI -- speculated that the president is calling for a counter-protest that could lead to even more violence.
You can see the tweets below:
The professionally managed so-called “protesters” at the White House had little to do with the memory of George Flo… https://t.co/nKY5nSrJBA— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1590845642.0
@realDonaldTrump @SecretService This is Trump's desperate plea to get white supremacists and others in Trump's base… https://t.co/FmfKi4Opeq— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah)))) 1590847251.0
How not to restore peace:”MAGA night”? https://t.co/v3XiSWdmQP— Frank Figliuzzi (@Frank Figliuzzi) 1590847688.0
seeing "MAGA NIGHT" trending just fills my chest with fear and makes me think of all the violence and terror that m… https://t.co/tffrTWX9i9— Elly Belle, notably not a woman 🔮 (@Elly Belle, notably not a woman 🔮) 1590847437.0
Trump is inciting a race war, tweeting “tonight is MAGA Night”, as a dog whistle to his alt-right militia base to p… https://t.co/7a8P0WiiM3— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸) 1590849250.0
MAGA NIGHT. Is that going to be a bunch of angry white guys with tiki torches and big guns swarming the White Hous… https://t.co/sERn3YJKHB— Grant Stern (@Grant Stern) 1590850213.0
It's MAGA NIGHT, y'all! Bring the S'mores... https://t.co/GBgLeUY6Nt— Oliver Willis (@Oliver Willis) 1590847597.0
"Tonight, I understand, is MAGA NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE???" What in the actual fuck? Is he seriously inviting h… https://t.co/g1hBWkgzLk— Wakandan Brand Ambassador (@Wakandan Brand Ambassador) 1590846949.0
Is MAGA night at the White House your invitation to and incitement of more violence where because of you Americans… https://t.co/MHb4Inogi6— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg) 1590848244.0
MAGA NIGHT is Donald Trump trying to create a Kristallnacht in America.— JRehling (@JRehling) 1590849470.0
@realDonaldTrump @SecretService "MAGA night at the White House?" Is that your own pathetic, insipid way of invitin… https://t.co/0AMfJaQUky— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!) 1590847024.0
@realDonaldTrump @SecretService And when a black man is so brutally lynched for millions to see that even the Amish… https://t.co/vGcgsTnZsi— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD) 1590845736.0