President Donald Trump lashed out at governors during a teleconference Monday following days of mass protests over the police killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis last week.
“You have to dominate, if you don’t dominate you’re wasting your time. They’re going to run over you, you’re going to look like a bunch of jerks,” Trump said to the governors, according to audio of the call first obtained by CBS News.
“You’ve got to arrest people, you have to track people, you have to put them in jail for 10 years and you’ll never see this stuff again,” Trump continued.
Here’s part of the audio from President Trump’s call with governors where he said the “whole world was laughing at Minneapolis over the police station getting burned.” pic.twitter.com/TkrcM9cgne
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 1, 2020
Trump told state governors they must “dominate” the protesters rallying over George Floyd’s death on a closed conference call, according to audio obtained by Bloomberg News, saying: “Most of you are weak” pic.twitter.com/2fTkds7uVt
— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) June 1, 2020