Donald Trump excoriated governors on a conference call Monday morning for not being way more aggressive with rioters.
Trump was on a video conference call with various governors, and audio of the conversation leaked. Trump says the goal is “domination” over the rioters.
Trump says Minnesota has become “the laughing stock” of the world because of the violence on the streets. Ditto for New York City and Los Angeles … Trump says the police response has been anemic and rioters were walking all over them.
Trump then went on to take credit for sending the National Guard into Minneapolis, saying when the Guard stepped in, the looting stopped.
He’s suggesting that the National Guard is the solution, yet in Los Angeles and Long Beach the rioters were undeterred. BTW … there are way more police officers in most big cities than National Guard — the ratio in L.A. was 10 to 1, so the Guard isn’t the panacea.