WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump has fired off a series of tweets ridiculing people who protested outside the White House and praising the Secret Service who used shields and pepper spray to push them back.
Hundreds gathered late Friday to protest the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis and Trump’s response.
The president tweeted Saturday he watched from inside the White House as officers “let the ‘protesters’ scream & rant as much as they wanted, but whenever someone .... got too frisky or out of line, they would quickly come down on them, hard - didn’t know what hit them.”
He also is claiming that many of the Secret Service agents were “just waiting for action” and ready to unleash “the most vicious dogs, and the most ominous weapons, I have ever seen” if the protesters had crossed the White House’s security fence.
The protesters who gathered late Friday were angered by Trump’s response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
In his Saturday tweets, Trump said the protesters were only out “to cause trouble” and were “professionally managed.” He offered no evidence to back his assertions.
Trump ended the last of five tweets by saying, “Tonight, I understand, is MAGA NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE???”