â€śI can't stand back and watch this happen to a great American city, Minneapolis,â€ť Trump's tweet began. After criticizing the city's mayor Jacob Frey and threatening National Guard action, came the offending portion of the tweet.
â€ś...These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won't let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!â€ť the tweet read.
Twitter flagged the tweet with a warning claiming that it ran afoul of the company's policy about glorifying violence. â€śThis Tweet violated the Twitter rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public's interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.â€ť
....These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I wonâ€™t let that ...