Trump praises Secret Service for coming down on ‘frisky or out of line’ George Floyd protesters ‘hard’ – The Sun
PRESIDENT Donald Trump praised Secret Service for coming down on "frisky or out of line" protesters "hard."
The president's praise came after demonstrators gathered outside the White House on Friday, protesting the death of George Floyd.
Protesters across the nation gathered in cities across the nation to protest Floyd's death, after he died Monday when Minnesota cop Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck during an arrest.
Great job last night at the White House by the U.S. @SecretService," Trump tweeted early Saturday.
"They were not only totally professional, but very cool. I was inside, watched every move, and couldn’t have felt more safe," he said.
He added that the agents "let the 'protesters' scream & rant as much as they wanted."
If someone "got too frisky or out of line," however, Trump said Secret Service "would quickly come down on them, hard."
"The front line was replaced with fresh agents, like magic. Big crowd, professionally organized, but nobody came close to breaching the fence," he added in another tweet.
The White House was briefly on lockdown yesterday amid the protests, as demonstrators faced off with Secret Service and burned American flags.
People chanted, "No justice, no peace."
At least one person was arrested by federal agents outside the White House, as Secret Service agents were forced to close the entrances and exits.
Trump said if people crossed the fence, they would "have have been greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen."
"That’s when people would have been really badly hurt, at least. Many Secret Service agents just waiting for action," Trump tweeted.
In another tweet, he added:" As you saw last night, they were very cool & very professional. Never let it get out of hand. Thank you!"
He then took a jab at Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Trump said the mayor, "who is always looking for money & help, wouldn’t let the D.C. Police get involved."
“'Not their job,'" he said, quoting Bowser.
"Nice!" he added sarcastically.
Trump then continued on his Twitter storm, slamming demonstrators and saying the protests had "little to do" with Floyd.
"They (sic) professionally managed so-called 'protesters' at the White House had little to do with the memory of George Floyd," Trump tweeted.
"They were just their (sic) to cause trouble. The @SecretService handled them easily. Tonight, I understand, is MAGA NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE??"
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