Kinda KNEW this would be their response to Trump’s announcement that he would call out the Army if Governor’s didn’t get control of protestors…
By the way?
This IS a repeat of the virus situation…
Trump does NOTHING…
But act’s like he’s the whipping guy over the nations Governor’s with NO responsibility to do ANYTHING HIMSELF….
Except to do a media pitch…..
Democratic leaders are pushing back on President Trump’s threat to mobilize the military to clamp down on nationwide protests sparked by George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody.
Trump declared himself the “president of law and order” on Monday and said he would deploy the US military to cities and states if governors refused to “dominate” their streets with National Guard deployments.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) called Trump’s remarks “shameful.”
“The president is calling out the American military against American citizens,” Cuomo tweeted Monday.
“He used the military to push out a peaceful protest so he could have a photo op at a church,” Cuomo added, referring to law enforcement in D.C. firing tear gas into a crowd of protestors before Trump took the podium Monday at the Rose Garden.
Trump then walked to St. John’s Church, close to the White House, and took photos holding up a bible with his staff.
“It’s all just a reality TV show for this president,” Cuomo said. “Shameful.”…
“When was the last time you had the military called out against Americans?” Cuomo said. “Is that Americana? Is that making America great? I don’t think so.”
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) similarly rejected the idea that Trump has the ability to send troops into his state.
Pritzker told CNN Trump is trying to “change the subject from his failure” responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The fact is that the president has created an incendiary moment here,” Pritzker told CNN’s Erin Burnett. “He wants to change the subject from his failure over coronavirus, a miserable failure and now seeing a moment when there’s unrest because of the injustice that was done to George Floyd that he now wants to create another topic and something where he can be the law and order president.”
Pritzker also rebuked the use of tear gas on the protesters ahead of Trump’s speech and photo at the church.