CBS News reports:
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms appealed to President Trump on Sunday to “just stop talking” after demonstrators descended on dozens of U.S. cities Saturday for the fifth day to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and clashes became more violent as day turned to night.
“There are times where you should just stop, and this is one of those times,” Bottoms said on “Face the Nation.”
“He’s making it worse. This is not about using military force. This is about where we are in America. We are beyond a tipping point in this country, and his rhetoric only inflames that, and he should sometimes just stop talking.”
The New York Daily News reports:
Concerns about a potential increase in the spread of coronavirus have arisen as protests following the death of George Floyd cause large gatherings in major United States cities. Atlanta’s mayor told demonstrators that there’s “still a pandemic” in the country and recommended they get tested for COVID-19 soon.
“If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week,” Keisha Lance Bottoms said. Bottoms said, “There is still a pandemic in America that’s killing black and brown people at higher numbers.”
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms appealed to President Trump on Sunday to “just stop talking” after demonstrators descended on dozens of U.S. cities Saturday for the fifth day to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. https://t.co/dwKlS3OY1z
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 31, 2020
“This is like Charlottesville all over again. He speaks and he makes it worse. There are times when you should just be quiet. And I wish he would just be quiet.” Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms reacts to President Trump’s handling of protests across the country #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/YvbyZkUug2
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 31, 2020
Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, to protesters: “If you want change in America, go and register to vote… You are disgracing our city, you are disgracing the life of George Floyd and every other person who has been killed in this country.”
(Video courtesy CNN) pic.twitter.com/kW1KVB8G9v
— FOX Baltimore (@FOXBaltimore) May 30, 2020