Trump: ‘The Memory of George Floyd Is Being Dishonored by Rioters, Looters and Anarchists’

‘What we are now seeing on the streets of our cities has nothing to do with justice or with peace’

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The police officers involved in this incident have been fired from their jobs. One officer has already been arrested and charged with murder. State and federal authorities where carrying out an investigation to see what further charges may be warranted including against sadly the other three. In addition my administration opened a civil rights investigation and I have asked the attorney general and the Justice Department to expedite it. I understand the pain that people are feeling. We support the right of peaceful protesters. And we hear their pleas. But what we are now seeing on the streets of our cities has nothing to do with justice or with peace. The memory of George Floyd is being dishonored by rioters, looters and anarchists. The violence and vandalism is being led by antifa and other radical left-wing groups who are terrorizing the innocent, destroying jobs, hurting businesses, and burning down buildings. The main victims of this horrible, horrible situation are the citizens who live in these once lovely communities. The mobs are devastating the life’s work of good people of and destroying their dreams.

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