President Donald Trump was hammered by other social media users after encouraging police to "get tough" on protesters against police brutality.
Nationwide protests have raged for a week over the police killing of George Floyd, and the president amplified claims by talk radio host Buck Sexton and Milwaukee police that demonstrators tossed Molotov cocktails.
Get tough police! https://t.co/nsaZYrJe9c— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1591181268.0
Other Twitter users reminded the president why the protests started.
@realDonaldTrump Anyone remember how this whole rioting thing started? Clearly not Trump.— Untucked with Jeremy Newberger (@Untucked with Jeremy Newberger)1591181723.0
@realDonaldTrump Trump told the police to be rough on criminals and not treat them too nicely. Incitement to violen… https://t.co/U1pI2VUpCE— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD)1591181612.0
@realDonaldTrump Yep, you continue to incite.— David Weissman (@David Weissman)1591181349.0
@realDonaldTrump Trump knows only brutality. In shows in his relationships and his governance. He's gone too far. H… https://t.co/P6fZdwVxAe— Tom Shafer (@Tom Shafer)1591181632.0
@realDonaldTrump Exactly how much tougher than committing racist murders would you like these psychopaths to get?— James Felton (@James Felton)1591182643.0
@realDonaldTrump Wow man. When that adderall kicks in , it really kicks in. Trumps on a tirade— whamish2.0 (@whamish2.0)1591181686.0
@realDonaldTrump they are already killing people how much tougher do you want them to get you weird bunker nonce?— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon)1591182027.0
@realDonaldTrump As the nation protests police brutality, he tells police to get tough. Worst President in American history.— Paul 👻 (@Paul 👻)1591181368.0
@realDonaldTrump 108,000 dead 40 million unemployed 0 pandemic plans Cities on fire Trump pours gasoline Peacefu… https://t.co/dWmeUcdUNk— Flip the Senate 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@Flip the Senate 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸)1591182611.0