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Minneapolis Mayor Calls Out Trump’s Tweet Threatening Protesters: ‘Weakness Is Pointing Your Finger at Somebody Else’

Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey called out President Donald Trump during a press conference Friday morning over a tweet in which the President called Minneapolis protesters “THUGS.”

“Let me say this, weakness is refusing to take responsibility for your own actions,” Frey said in response. “Weakness is pointing your finger at somebody else during a time of crisis. Donald Trump knows nothing about the strength of Minneapolis. We are strong as hell.”

Around midnight Thursday, Trump fired off two tweets trashing the Minneapolis mayor, Gov. Tim Walz (D-MN), and people protesting George Floyd‘s arrest by four officers that ultimately took the 59-year-old’s life. Trump told his followers that he would deploy the national guard and said, “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen.”

During his press conference, Frey said he was unaware of Trump’s tweets that were posted an hour prior. As a reporter read them, Frey started to shake his head in disbelief.

Twitter has since attached a warning label that says Trump’s post violated site rules that “glorify violence.” Trump fired back, continuing to push social media regulation a day after he signed an executive order to crack down on their “unchecked power.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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