President Trump warns ‘so called protesters’ on Twitter

The Secret Service and protesters squared off in front of the White House.
2:49 | 05/31/20

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Transcript for President Trump warns ‘so called protesters’ on Twitter
Next to Washington president trump tweeting this morning he watched every moment of the protest outside the White House before unleashing a warning about what may be coming tonight. ABC's Rachel Scott's at the White House. Tonight president from sending a mixed message. On one hand discouraging the violence erupting on American streets. I stand before you as a friend and ally. To every American seeking justice and peace. And I stand before you in firm opposition to any one exploiting this tragedy to loot rob attacked and menace. But continuing to use violent rhetoric. First tweeting a message the protesters in Minneapolis writing Wendell including starts this shooting starts later say he didn't know its racist past. Like that phrase for a long time I don't know where it came from word originated. Today the president singled out anti and radical left demonstrators. Even as state officials say groups could also would include in our kiss and white supremacists. While seeming to set a cryptic message to his supporters tweeting its Mack and night at the White House. I am no I didn't think he had by the way they love African American. Tonight protesters beginning to gather at the president's door you inclement yeah. A lot of these area getting a lot of fun isn't it look at any. Manning yeah. Last nine. Some turning violent throwing bricks rocks and bottles that Secret Service. Ripping down barricades the White House put on temporary lockdown. President said he watched every move from inside warning if those protesters breached the fence. They would have been greeted with the most vicious dogs and most ominous weapons. The mayor DC calling his words and attack on humanity and black people to. Make a reference to vicious dogs. Is no subtle. Remind parents to African Americans. Oh. There were six segregationist. Who let dogs out on women children and innocent people. All right racial joins us now from the White House Rachel we saw the protesters there in your report gathering near the White House today. The president tonight continues to threaten to deploy the quote unlimited power of the military to control demonstrators. That's exactly right common the president has been going after democratic officials especially warning them to be much tougher. On these protesters now the National Guard is already on the ground there in Minneapolis but if requested by the governor. A senior defense official tells ABC news tonight that those active duty troops will be deployed to help support local law enforcement. Com. Rachel Scott reporting from those protests there in Washington Rachel thank you.

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