On Monday, President Donald Trump gave a speech at the White House on the week of protests into the killing of George Floyd — and spent nearly the duration condemning acts of violence, calling for "law and order," and warning he will use the military to stop the demonstrations.
His remarks only fueled the anger and horror of commenters on social media.
What ... does the 2nd Amendment have to do with anything he's talking about???— Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷) (@Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷)) 1591051691.0
“I will fight to protect you” he says as people are being gassed and shot at with rubber bullets just a block away. Fuck him.— Ida Skibenes ❄️ (@Ida Skibenes ❄️) 1591051642.0
President Trump calls himself an ally of peaceful protesters in his Rose Garden address. This is the president who… https://t.co/4M1jldz82N— Fenit Nirappil (@Fenit Nirappil) 1591051684.0
Nothing like The President going to the Rose Garden and delivering a national address to threaten to unleash the mi… https://t.co/T3XNuimViB— Dan Webbčić (@Dan Webbčić) 1591051981.0
@CNN has @realdonaldtrump talking in the Rose Garden about brutality and terror, with a split screen of police tear… https://t.co/Ye6u7a2g4w— Lost Sophist (@Lost Sophist) 1591051981.0
Trump says he will deploy the military to states that refuse to "take the actions that are necessary," like activat… https://t.co/khZLBkc9ob— Chris Sommerfeldt (@Chris Sommerfeldt) 1591051979.0