On Tuesday, the jury in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin handed down multiple convictions of murder and manslaughter for the death of George Floyd — sparking relief all across the country, and triggering joyous celebrations in place of the protests that some officials feared would take place.
But according to Amy Kremer, the co-founder of Women for Trump and the director of the far-right Women for America First, the verdict will not change things, and residents of Minneapolis are still "going to riot regardless" — because they have a "free ticket for a shopping spree."
Minneapolis is going to riot regardless. They get a free ticket for a shopping spree, so why not use it?!?🙄— Amy Kremer (@Amy Kremer) 1618949679.0
Kremer's comments triggered immediate outrage, with many commenters noting that she clearly meant to imply that Black residents of the city are violent thieves looking for an excuse to steal and loot — and others noting that she had no such words for the people motivated by her "Stop the Steal" rhetoric to violently invade the U.S. Capitol.
@AmyKremer Don’t use pronouns, coward. Say it. Own it. Let your racist flag fly.— Rachel Vindman (@Rachel Vindman) 1618954160.0
@AmyKremer You gave free tickets and rides to rioters who invaded our capitol, urinated and deficated in the halls… https://t.co/fHqSLmXNF5— CLawGrL🇵🇷🇺🇸 (@CLawGrL🇵🇷🇺🇸) 1618952834.0
@AmyKremer It must be exhausting to be such a terrible person.— Tim (@Tim) 1618952736.0
@AmyKremer You think Black people peacefully marching to say “stop killing us” is a riot, but white people attempti… https://t.co/7PqxcSinTb— Jen.Anne.Campbell 🐝 (@Jen.Anne.Campbell 🐝) 1618955626.0
@AmyKremer amy is so furious that she didn’t get to make racist tweets about protestors of a black man murdered by police— Ned Pyle (@Ned Pyle) 1618955410.0
@AmyKremer Have you considered working through your racism with a therapist instead of with the internet— Alex (@Alex) 1618952451.0