Protests and riots broke out all over the United States this past weekend as citizens rose up to demand change after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN. President Trump hasn’t formally addressed the nation and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told “Fox & Friends” today that him doing so will not make the situation better.
“This president has been very clear that we need law and order in this country,” McEnany said. Violent protests “demeans the peaceful protesters who have a legitimate grievance when we see angry mob mentality take over and those horrific images of businesses burning and fires in the streets of this country,” she added.
“A national Oval Office address is not going to stop Antifa,” she said. “What’s going to stop is action. And this president is committed to acting on this.”
Then at a later press conference, McEnany followed up on those statement, saying, “The president has recently as 48 hours ago, was out talking about what a tragedy the death of George Floyd was, how it has weighed on his heart, on how he encourages peace and lawfulness in our streets and peaceful protests. He has made many statements to this effect. But what I would note is continual statements as he has made day in and day out, they don’t stop anarchy, with stops in or he is action and that is what the president is working on right now.”
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 1, 2020
She then played a video that showed law enforcement and protesters coming together.
Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany: "I just want to leave you with a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. that 'We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools." pic.twitter.com/05TE2QuYAf
— The Hill (@thehill) June 1, 2020