President Trump has rejected Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s request for $500m in federal emergency aid to cover the damages caused by recent riots. According to a report in the Washington Examiner, Walz claimed in the request for funding that, “1,500 buildings were damaged by looting and rioting in the wake of Floyd’s death, totaling over $500 million in damages.”
Walz had previously refused offers for federal assistance to end the violence. On May 28th President Trump threatened to send in the National Guard unless, “weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control….”
I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2020
Even as Minnesota was asking for a massive federal bailout, Minnesota Democrats continued to stoke the tensions causing the riots and damage. Ilhan Omar who represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District has been inflaming tensions so much that a United States Senator called her a “threat to democracy” and called on her to resign.
You can read more about Senator Blackburn’s comments on Ilhan Omar in this article.
Representative Dean Phillips (D-MN) responded to President Trump’s refusal to let the American taxpayer pick up the bill for the riots in Minnesota on Twitter and got hundreds of responses putting the blame on State and Local officials for failing to stop the destruction.
— Mike Renz (@MNBalla4) July 11, 2020
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