CNN's Don Lemon Claims Trump Will Soon Impose Dictatorship
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President Donald Trump addressed the nation on Monday from the Rose Garden about the ongoing riots in response to the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd.
“First we are ending the riots and lawlessness that has spread throughout our country. We will end it now,” President Trump said. “Today I have strongly recommended to every governor to deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers that we dominate the streets. Mayors and governors must establish an overwhelming law enforcement presence until the violence has been quelled. If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will quickly deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them.”
CNN host Don Lemon interpreted this as President Trump announcing that he will soon become a dictator.
“This was a made-for-television moment,” Lemon said. “And what I wanted to say after that and that I believed to be true and that I know to be true now is that earlier on that phone call … when the president said, ‘You are being weak, you have to show strength’ … those were the orders from the commander in chief.”
“For this very moment that just happened right before our eyes, why were we pretending otherwise? Open your eyes, America. Open your eyes. We are teetering on a dictatorship,” he continued. “This is chaos. Has the president — I’m listening, is the president declaring war on Americans? What is happening here? He is saying that he wants to protect peaceful protesters at the same time sending law enforcement and military into the streets to push peaceful protesters back, to be aggressive with peaceful protesters. He is doing the exact opposite of what he said in that speech.”
Lemon said that the President was "playing a very, very dangerous game here" and that it would most likely backfire.
“This will backfire,” Lemon said. “People are upset and they’re angry. These people … feel like they’re occupied in their own communities by police departments, many of them militarized police departments. Now the entire country, according to his orders, we are living under a militarized country or we will be soon and it will play out in front of our very eyes on national television. ”
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