#DonaldTrumpIsOverParty trends after tweet threatening to shoot protesters is flagged for 'glorifying violence'
The latest victim of the cancel culture is President Donald Trump himself after he called the protesters spreading chaos in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd "thugs" on Twitter. Following a huge uproar on social media regarding Floyd's death after a clip of an officer putting pressure on his neck during his arrest went viral, Minneapolis residents took the streets on Wednesday, May 27, to protest police brutality which eventually turned violent. The Lake and Hiawatha areas had descended into total chaos, with looting, violence, and fires. Several businesses such as Target, Wendy's, and Aldi were also torched. Police had to use rubber bullets, tear gas, and pepper spray to calm down the protesters.
"I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right. 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!" Trump tweeted on Thursday, May 28. After the POTUS used the word "thugs" for members of the black community -- a racist term that has systematically been used for decades -- #DonaldTrumpIsOverParty started trending on Twitter. Many are also speculating that this might be the moment that ended his chances of reelection this year. Some of the other terms that were trending along with the cancellation of the POTUS were "Thugs," "National Guard," "BlackLivesMatter," "MinneapolisProtests," "MinneapolisRiot" and "Frey."
Things got even messier for the president when Twitter censored the second part of Trump's tweet. The message, "This 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" shows up when a person tries to access the president's tweet which contains the word, "thugs." In a late-night press conference, Mayor Frey responded to Trump's tweets. "Weakness is refusing to take responsibility for your actions. Weakness is pointing your finger at somebody else during a time of crisis," Frey said, reports USA Today. "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."
Social media users reacted strongly to Trump's controversial post. "Remember that Trump reacted to violent white protestors in Charlottesville by calling them 'fine people' yet he’s now calling black protestors in Minneapolis 'thugs.' This is strategic and dangerous and disgusting. If you support this president you are complicit and just as bad," one user said, while another said, "Black people are not THUGS! 'THUGS' 'When the looting starts, the shooting starts' This is the most vile disgusting response to this situation. I cannot believe this is the president." Another angry user wrote, "THUGS ??? he might as wellllll say what the f**k he really meant, it amazes everyone that y’all call this tan orange your president #donaldisoverparty" a third said.