Keith Ellison: Trump Calling Protesters Thugs Stems from the Same Attitude that Resulted in the Death of George Floyd

‘The tough guy, macho man, I’m going to make you do what I want you to do attitude is the heart of the problem’


ELLISON: "Well, calling people thugs and calling on people to get shot is — stems from the same sort of attitude that resulted in the death of George Floyd. The tough guy, macho man, 'I’m going to make you do what I want you to do' attitude is the heart of the problem. And we need the President and everybody else who thinks that you can get to a better place through threats of violence to stop it. I think violence begets violence. And Trump’s angry words just feed an ugly cycle that is going on in my beloved city which I’m so proud of, but I’m just paining for now. Here’s what I’d say to the people who are protesting: You have made your point. Do not let people who want to burn or break things distort the message of justice for George.”

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