Fri May 29th, 2020 at 02:36:25 PM EST
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Trump took to Twitter last night to threaten military intervention in Minneapolis, saying
"when the looting starts, the shooting starts."
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The White House's official Twitter account reposted Trump's tweet that was flagged for 'glorifying violence' | Business Insider |
- The White House reposted a tweet saying "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" after Twitter flagged it for "glorifying violence" on Trump's personal account.
- The move by Twitter to flag Trump's tweet earlier Friday morning was another unprecedented move by the social media company, which left Trump's tweet in place citing a public interest, but placed a click through block on it for violating the company's terms of service.
- The White House account later posted a tweet with the exact the same language, word for word, at 8:17 am, in an apparent protest.
'Words of a dictator': Trump's threat to deploy military raises spectre of fascism | The Guardian |
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Trump as ugly White Nationalist Leader reminiscent of the segregation years of an embattled America’s South ...
Trump Quoted ‘Racist’ Miami Police Chief in Tweet Flagged by Twitter for ‘Glorifying Violence’ | Law and Crime |
Trump revives segregationist war cry: ’When the looting starts, the shooting starts’
In 1967, the notorious racist and segregationist police chief of Miami, Walter Headley, declared “war” against what he claimed was a wave of Black criminals “taking advantage of the civil rights” movement.
Headley told the Miami Herald at the time that he intended to use shotguns, dogs, and a “get tough policy” that included the use of deadly force against Black people. “Felons,” Headley pledged, “will learn they can’t be bonded out from the morgue.”
He then boastfully claimed there wouldn’t be any problem with riots or civil uprisings in his city because, “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Those were Trump’s exact words from Friday morning.
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