Protesters and police clash in dozens of cities for 5th night as anger boils over
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison responded to a controversial tweet from President Trump, saying that “calling people thugs and calling on people to get shot” stems from the same kind of attitude that resulted in George Floyd’s death, in an interview with “CBS This Morning” Friday.
“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,” he said.
Mr. Trump on Friday called protesters in Minneapolis “thugs” and vowed that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” The tweet was quickly flagged by Twitter as “glorifying violence.”
Ellison called on Mr. Trump and others to stop the angry rhetoric that has permeated the conversation surrounding Floyd’s death, after a third night of protests over the…