Trump Retweets Message Saying White Supremacists Not Involved in Riots
Donald Trump has not spoken up much about the protests and demonstrations across the country. This weekend, he did make a point of threatening dogs and guns on those who looted property. But according to a report from CNN, the White House doesn’t want Trump speaking about the riots because it may hurt him politically.
That hasn’t stopped the President from absolving white supremacists from the violence in America’s cities while blaming Antifa. Trump continued on that take Monday morning, retweeting a message from Brian Kilmeade saying that there is no indication white supremacists are involved.
The Fox and Friends host wrote, “I don’t see any indication that there were any white supremacist groups mixing in. This is an ANTIFA Organization. It seems that the first time we saw it in a major way was Occupy Wall Street. It’s the same mindset.”
“I don’t see any indication that there were any white supremest groups mixing in. This is an ANTIFA Organization. It seems that the first time we saw it in a major way was Occupy Wall Street. It’s the same mindset.” @kilmeade @foxandfriends TRUE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 1, 2020
Trump retweeted that message and simply wrote, “TRUE!” at the bottom.
This is the second time that Trump has gone after ANTIFA this week. He wrote on Sunday, “The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.”
The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2020
There are some government officials, however, who disagree with Kilmeade and Trump’s assessment. Minnestota Attorney General Keith Ellison hinted that he thinks white supremacists are involved. He told Meet the Press this weekend, “There’s been a lot of videotape taken by demonstrators of people who are very suspicious, who really did start breaking windows. There have been other photographs of cars with no license plates. Very suspicious behavior.”