Ellison: Trump Showing ‘Same Attitude’ That Got Floyd Killed
Friday on CBS’s This Morning, Minnesota Atty. Gen. Keith Ellison said President Trump calling Minneapolis rioters “thugs” demonstrates “the same sort of attitude that resulted” in the death of George Floyd in police custody.
Trump had tweeted that “THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd,” adding that he had told Gov. Tim Walz “that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
“Calling people thugs and calling on people to get shot… stems from the same sort of attitude that resulted in the death of George Floyd,” Ellison complained. “The tough guy, macho man, ‘I’m going to make you do what I want you to do’ attitude is the heart of the problem. And we need the president and everybody else who thinks that you can get to a better place through threats of violence to stop it. I think violence begets violence. And Trump’s angry words just feed an ugly cycle that is going on in my beloved city which I’m so proud of.”
If Ellison wants to stem the violence, as attorney general he should clamp down on the thugs looting and burning his beloved city.
Van Jones: Whites Need to ‘Look in the Mirror’ Over Floyd Death
Thursday on CNN’s The Lead, political commentator Van Jones reacted to the death of George Floyd in police custody by declaring that Americans are all “complicit” and that white people need to “look in the mirror” and ask themselves how they are “choking off black dignity.”
“I haven’t seen the black community this impacted, this upset since April 29th, 1992, with the Rodney King verdicts…” Jones said. “We have to look in our own hearts, how do we get to this place?”
“With the reality we have now, is we got to look in the mirror…” he added. “If you are white and are you watching this, look in your own life,” Jones ranted. “How are you choking off black dignity? Choking off black opportunity? Choking off black people from having an opportunity to thrive? Because it’s not just that officer. This is a much deeper problem. How are all of us complicit in this? And how are all of us allowing this to happen? I don’t have an answer to that today.”
All white Americans — even all white cops — are not complicit in Floyd’s death, nor are they “choking off” black opportunity. So speak for your own racism, Van, and quit fanning the flames of racial tension.
Jarrett: Trump ‘Fueling Anger’ by Defending White Supremacists
Thursday on MSNBC, former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett accused President Trump’s purported defense of white supremacists of “fueling” the rioting in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody in Minneapolis.
“Tone starts at the top,” Jarrett began. “If we have a president who says in the context of white supremacists and lawful demonstrators they’re good people on both sides, I don’t think we should be surprised it’s fueling anger out there. But I do want to begin, if the family of George Floyd who is suffering, your pain is our pain, to the families around our country today, that have black boys and men, black girls and women who have to sit down and talk to them…
“People are scared, and this is a time when you really expect your government to wise up and the leaders in it to respond with core decency,” she continued.
For the millionth time, Trump never called white supremacists “very fine people.” The left has been milking that lie for 3 years to smear Trump as a racist. It is the left fueling racial anger in America.
Frmr NAACP President Slams Looting ‘Motherf**kers’
Dianne Binns, president of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 2016 to 2018, slammed rioters who looted a Target store Thursday in St. Paul following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody. Four cops involved were subsequently fired, and President Trump announced that he had asked the FBI and the DoJ to investigate the incident.
“St. Paul ain’t got shit to do with what happened,” Binns told a reporter from the Minnesota Reformer. She said she had come to Target to buy medication for her daughter, and that she was furious at the rioters for the devastation they had wrought.
“These people don’t give a damn about George Floyd, because [the authorities] took and fired the police officers. They’re gonna charge them when the investigation is over.”
When someone noted that the FBI is investigating, Binn responded, “That’s right. And so, hell, leave this shit alone. These motherfuckers need to go home.”
ACLU Sues FDA to Ease Restrictions on Abortion Drug
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule that requires women to have an in-person clinic visit in order to obtain drugs to induce an abortion, according to Breitbart News.
The ACLU filed suit in Maryland on behalf of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, which claim that the FDA rule requiring women to first have an in-person visit with the abortion provider is a “burdensome barrier.”
The complaint reads, “Of the more than 20,000 drugs regulated by the FDA, mifepristone is the only one that patients must receive in person at a hospital, clinic, or medical office, yet may self-administer, unsupervised, at a location of their choosing.” ACOG says the rules “unnecessarily restrict access to care.”
“Using this COVID-19 crisis to force the sales of life-ending drugs in ways that risk women’s lives should embarrass the abortion industry,” says Students for Life of America Pres. Kristan Hawkins. “But perhaps that is asking too much of people who end life for a living.”
Rev. Al Upset That Rioters Are Destroying Black-Owned Stores
Friday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, racial agitator Al Sharpton expressed his outrage about the rioters and looters setting Minneapolis afire in the wake of the death of George Floyd, complaining that “some of the stores that are being damaged are black-owned stores!”
“The question now is how you deal with that outrage to where you get the results you’re looking for, which is a fair criminal justice system,” he opined. “And you don’t do it by appearing to be criminal yourself. We are not the ones that inflict the pain. We are the ones that have been pained. And our reaction must show that, and highlight that. Otherwise, people will exploit that and change the focus into demonizing those that conduct themselves in a violent way, rather than those that are saying, as the Floyd family is saying, we want justice…”
Sharpton added that as he walked around Minneapolis yesterday with ministers and officials, he noticed “some of the stores that are being damaged are black-owned stores! So we cannot become so reckless that we are destroying each other in our rage.”
Is the rioting and looting OK with Sharpton when the stores are white-owned?