Late on Thursday night, Donald Trump went on a Twitter rampage about how the protesters in Minneapolis were “thugs” and how he might send in troops to shoot them. Trump also asserted that Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was a “very weak radical” and threatened to somehow take control of the city away from him.
As it turns out, Mayor Frey was holding a late night press conference about the situation in his city, and a reporter asked him about Trump’s tweet. Frey said this: “Weakness is refusing to take responsibility for your actions. Weakness is pointing your finger at somebody else during a time of crisis. Donald Trump knows nothing about the strength of Minneapolis. We are strong as hell. Is this a difficult time period? Yes. But you better be damn sure that we’re gonna get through this.”
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report