Trump berates the nation's governors as "weak" and "fools" - demands long jail sentences (VIDEO)
President Trump is no longer hiding inside the bunker of the White House which he did on more than one occasion over the weekend as protesters swarmed outside setting fires and causing chaos.
During a conference call he had in the Situation Room on Monday with governors from across the country, he berated them as "weak" while demanding that they "dominate" protesters and give them long jail sentences. While Trump didn't call all of them weak, he said "most of you" are.
Audio of the phone call was obtained by CNN, as well as reported by the Associated Press.
“What happened in the state of Minnesota … They took over the police department. The police were running down the street with sirens blazing, the rest of them running, it was on-camera … I have never seen anything like it and the whole world was laughing … All of a sudden and I said you got to use the National Guard, and they didn’t at first and then they did. I don’t know what it was, it was the third night, one night, those guys walked through that stuff like it was butter. They walked right through and they haven’t had any problems. They know they’re not going to go there, they’re going to go to some other place.
Once you go down and you dominate it, you take the worst place and you made it— they didn’t even cover it last night … because you dominated, you dominated. What happens in New York, I have to tell you, I lived in Manhattan, what’s going on in Manhattan? I have no idea. New York’s finest … I don’t know what’s happening in Manhattan but it’s terrible. Because it’s Manhattan it gets a lot of press. So they really spend a lot of time on it. But New York is gonna have to have to toughen up and we’ll send you National Guard if you want. You have the largest police force in the country, 40,000 people are on the staff. What’s going on in New York is terrible, it’s terrible. All the places. What happened last night in Los Angeles … is terrible. Those dominations, you have to dominate them.”
Here is a portion of the call: