Donald Trump Reportedly Wanted Military To ‘Beat The F**k’ Out Of George Floyd Protesters
Written by Black Voices on June 25, 2021
Former President Donald Trump needed a violent army response to civil rights protesters who took to the streets following the police killing of George Floyd final yr, in accordance with a brand new e book.
Trump reportedly informed advisers that he needed troopers to “beat the fuck” out of the principally peaceable demonstrators, in accordance with an excerpt from Wall Avenue Journal reporter Michael Bender’s “‘Frankly, We Did Win This Election’: The Inside Story Of How Trump Misplaced” that was printed by CNN on Thursday.
“Simply shoot them,” Trump reportedly repeatedly demanded. He’s additionally quoted as saying he needed to “crack their skulls.”
After some aides challenged the order, the then-president barely softened. “Properly, shoot them within the leg — or possibly the foot, however be arduous on them,” he mentioned, in accordance with the e book.
In one other incident across the time of the protests, Bender reported that Gen. Mark Milley, the nation’s highest-ranking army officer, informed Trump’s then-senior coverage adviser Stephen Miller to “shut the fuck up” after Miller claimed cities have been like battle zones.