At the Tulsa rally in Oklahoma, Eric Trump in his speech called Black Live Matter protesters “animals” for “taking over cities,” a night after the Juneteenth holiday.
With his wife Lara beside him, Eric Trump said, “We’re going to keep the moral fabric of this country, because when you watch the nonsense on TV, when you see these animals literally taking over our cities, burning down churches, this isn’t America. That’s not what Americans do.”
Black Lives Matter Protests have been ongoing following the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, by a white police officer.
Across the country Black Lives Matter activists led protests which drew huge numbers of people. Most protests were peaceful but several nights of looting did follow the peaceful demonstrations.
No churches are known to have been burnt down by rioters, although several were damaged.
He appeared to be referring to the small fire that was set and quickly extinguished in the basement of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.
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— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 20, 2020