Trump ‘Prepared’ To Send Help To KY After Shooting Of Two Cops Amid Unrest Over Breonna Taylor Case

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 06: President Donald Trump stops to talk to reporters as he departs the White House for a trip to Ohio where he will visit a Whirlpool factory on August 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. After the visit to the factory he will attend a fundraising reception and then head to his properties in New Jersey for the weekend. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Donald Trump
President Donald Trump stops to talk to reporters as he departs the White House for a trip to Ohio on August 6, 2020. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
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President Donald Trump stated on Wednesday night that he was “prepared” to send federal assistance to Louisville, Kentucky after two police officers were shot during the unrest over a grand jury’s decision not to indict the officers involved in the Breonna Taylor shooting for her death.

“Praying for the two police officers that were shot tonight in Louisville, Kentucky,” Trump tweeted. “The Federal Government stands behind you and is ready to help. Spoke to @GovAndyBeshear and we are prepared to work together, immediately upon request!”

“LAW & ORDER!” he tweeted several hours later shortly after midnight.

Protests erupted in the streets of Louisville on Wednesday after a grand jury declined to charge any of the police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Taylor for homicide. Two police officers were shot during demonstrations and have been hospitalized for non-threatening injuries. Authorities reported that the suspect is in custody.

During a press briefing earlier on Wednesday, Trump praised Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s (R) “really brilliant” handling of the Taylor case.

The President’s tweets on Wednesday night are yet another instance of his hostile response to protests against police brutality and shootings of unarmed Black people. Trump and his administration, particularly Attorney General Bill Barr, have used the unrest to demonize what the President calls “Democrat-run” cities and to justify militaristic crackdowns with rubber bullets and tear gas on the demonstrations, including non-violent ones.

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  1. Oh great, this again… more Bread and Circuses from the Covfefe in Chief?

    Well, Trump’s epitaph will still be, “…an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.”

  2. Another burning day.

  3. He never comments on or expresses compassion for the victims of the police, uh?

  4. Only if they have “good genes”…

  5. Coming soon to a neighborhood near you, 1 ea “Reichstag Fire”
    Those who don’t know history…
    "I had no choice but to impose martial law "

    The day after the fire, at Hitler’s request, President Hindenburg signed the Reichstag Fire Decree into law by using Article 48 of the Weimar Constitution. The Reichstag Fire Decree suspended most civil liberties in Germany, including habeas corpus , freedom of expression, freedom of the press, the right of free association and public assembly, and the secrecy of the post and telephone.[13] These rights were not reinstated during Nazi reign. The decree was used by the Nazis to ban publications not considered “friendly” to the Nazi cause. Despite the fact that Marinus van der Lubbe claimed to have acted alone in the Reichstag fire, Hitler, after having obtained his emergency powers, announced that it was the start of a Communist plot to take over Germany. Nazi newspapers blared this “news”.[1

    Or if you’d like to get really scared read this translation of the speech of the “Enabling act”
    It can happen here

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