As usual, our Arsonist-in-Chief is doing his best to makes things worse as protests erupt across the country following the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin, but refusing to take any responsibility for throwing fuel on the fire:
In rambling remarks to press before taking off on a flight to Florida — in hopes of witnessing the Falcon 9 rocket launch — Trump was asked about his tweets that disparaged the protesters outside the White House Friday night.
The protesters, demonstrating against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, were ultimately forced away from the White House in the early morning hours after a series of scuffles with Secret Service personnel.
Trump subsequently tweeted Saturday morning, without proof, that the protesters had been “professionally organized,” and “professionally managed.” He added: “Tonight, I understand, is MAGA NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE???”
A reporter Saturday afternoon asked Trump if the comment could “be stoking more racial violence or more racial discord.”
“No, not at all,” Trump responded. “MAGA says ‘Make America Great Again.’ These are people that love our country. I have no idea if they’re going to be here. I was just asking.”
“By the way,” he added, “they love African-American people. They love black people. MAGA loves the black people.”
Trump said he didn’t know if his supporters would be at the White House, but that “they love our country.”
Could he have made it any clearer that he doesn't think people of color love our country and that "MAGA" is code for white people?
UPDATE: Sarah Cooper is more Trumpy than Trump.