Trump Lashes Out at ‘Weak’ Governors, Urges Them to ‘Dominate’ Protestors

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President Trump lashed out to nation’s governors in a phone call Monday, calling many of them “weak” over how they are responding to protests and riots that have erupted across the country following the death of George Floyd, and urged the state leaders to “dominate.”

“Most of you are weak,” Trump said, according to a source familiar with the video teleconference call. “You have to arrest people. You have to dominate if you don’t dominate you’re wasting your time. They’re going to run over you, you’re going to look like a bunch of jerks. You have to dominate.”

The president is also reported to have told the state leaders, along with law enforcement and national security officials on the call to get “much tougher” on protestors while questioning their leadership and decisions of standing down they have made over the weekend. Trump singled out cities of New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles as “weak.”