President Donald Trump said Tuesday that New York was “shattered” after a night of looting and riots while criticizing the governor, Democrat Andrew Cuomo, for rejecting the dispatch of the “domineering” National Guard.
“Yesterday was a bad day for the Cuomo brothers. New York was lost to looters, thugs, the radical left and other forms of evil and scum,” Trump said on his Twitter account.
The president had announced on Monday from the White House the deployment of “thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers” to stop the wave of protests and called himself the “president of law and order.
“The governor refused to accept my offer of a domineering National Guard. The city of Nueva was left in pieces,” the governor added.
Although the city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, decreed the first curfew in New York in 77 years, the city experienced another night of chaos, violence, arrests and looting, especially in stores and establishments in Manhattan.
Among them, the huge Microsoft store on luxurious Fifth Avenue, the Macy’s mall and the popular Lego toy store at Rockefeller Center.
By contrast, Trump celebrated the situation in Washington, D.C., where police forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters.
“D.C. had no problems last night. Many arrests. Great job by everyone. Overwhelming force. Overwhelming force. Likewise, Minneapolis was fine (thank you President Trump),” the president himself congratulated himself.
The United States experienced another night of protests and riots, despite the declared curfews in major cities, a week after the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.