President Donald Trump delivered an incredible speech regarding the current affairs in the United States. The speech was not divisive, it sent out a positive message to our communities, and it was full of hope, that we will soon regain composure in our country.
While we are currently experiencing an overwhelming amount of riots in the streets of the United States, Trump stated regarding George Floyd that “He will not have died in vain, but we cannot allow the righteous cries and peaceful protesters to be drown out by an angry mob.”
Trump proceeded to provide examples of innocent citizens being brutally attacked by the mobs. He also went on to discuss the realization that we are not experiencing just angry mobs, we are also experiencing the work of professional anarchists, who are helping rile up the protestors, causing them to become violent.
During the President’s speech he stated “I will fight to protect you. I am your president of law and order and an ally of all peaceful protesters.” Which many American’s have expressed praise because of the encouraging and uplifting words.
At the end of the speech, Trump stated “Thank you very much and now I’m going to pay my respects to a very, very special place.” This “special place” being the Episcopal Church.
No one had any idea that the President was going to make his way to the church and there just so happened to be a park full of peaceful protestors in his path. Instead of having the area blocked off prior to the speech to prevent anyone from being in the area, the President had the U.S. Park Police and National Guard forcibly move the protestors.
The protestors had no idea what was going on with very little time to react and that caused an uproar and the police had to use tear gas and concussion grenades to get them to move.
Some speculations suggest that President’s arrogance got the best of him and caused these actions to be deliberate.
There has been a lot of jokes made regarding the president being taken down to the bunker when protestors were attacking the White House. Most suggesting that Trump is weak. The President being as ‘proud’ as he is, could not have anyone thinking he is weak and felt the need to make a statement.
Unfortunately, the President made that statement with a poor response from the start by contradicting what he said in the beginning of his speech, “I am your president of law and order and an ally of all peaceful protesters.”
Hopefully the President can do better in the future by not contradicting his statements and work with the American rather than try and control them.