Trump Holds Minnesota Accountable For Chaos, Slams Door On Governor’s Request
President Trump is holding the leaders of Minnesota accountable and has denied their request for a federal bailout to pay for the destruction and chaos in the Minneapolis Saint Paul area.
Governor Tim Walz requested on July 2 for President Trump to declare Minnesota a “major disaster” zone after more than 1,500 buildings were damaged by the riots that rocked the city.
“The Governor is disappointed that the federal government declined his request for financial support,” Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s office said in a statement. “As we navigate one of the most difficult periods in our state’s history, we look for support from our federal government to help us through.”
Governor Walz had support from Washington when the riots broke out, the President was willing to send in troops to quell the violence. They denied the President and the mayor mocked him, state and local leaders decided to pull back and give the protestors some “space” and we all know what happened…the city burned.
Republican Congressman, Tom Emmer from Minnesota lobbied President Trump to reject the governor’s request stating that the state should be held accountable.
“If the federal government is expected to assist in the clean-up of these unfortunate weeks, it has an obligation to every American — prior to the release of funding — to fully understand the events which allowed for this level of destruction to occur and ensure it never happens again,” Rep. Tom Emmer wrote to the Trump administration in a letter.
Republican Jeff Duncan from South Carolina also celebrated over the President’s decision:
“Great news! @realDonaldTrump has DENIED Minnesota’s disaster request to repair half a billion dollars in damage from the riots,” Duncan tweeted. “Governors and Mayors who ordered police to stand down and watch their cities burn shouldn’t get a penny in taxpayer aid!”
Great news! @realDonaldTrump has DENIED Minnesota’s disaster request to repair half a billion dollars in damage from the riots. Governors and Mayors who ordered police to stand down and watch their cities burn shouldn’t get a penny in taxpayer aid! https://t.co/8WAgm7AFa7
— Rep. Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) July 11, 2020