“…until you just read the transcript.”
I strongly, highly, double dog encourage everyone to try reading some of the things Donald Trump has said, some are incoherent nonsense, others are frighteningly lucid, and all of it is terrifying. Listening to Trump speak doesn’t convey the same meaning as reading what Trump has said.
Here’s a link to a transcript of Trump’s call with governors earlier this week, I could get through about seven paragraphs before I had to close the window, he was goading governors into starting a war in the streets!
We’re strongly looking for arrests. You have to get much tougher. You’re gonna get over it. I know Gov. Walz is on the phone and we spoke and I fully agree with the way he handled it the last couple of days, I asked him to do that. You know, a lot of me — we have all the men and women that you need. But people aren’t calling them up.
You have to dominate. If you don’t dominate, you’re wasting your time. They’re going to run all over you, you’ll look like a bunch of jerks. You have to dominate, and you have to arrest people, and you have to try people and they have to go to jail for long periods of time. I saw what happened in Philadelphia. I saw what happened in Dallas where they kicked a guy to death. I don’t know if he died or not but if he didn’t, it’s a miracle, what they did to him, they were kicking him like I’ve never seen anything like it in my life.
They don’t talk about that, they talk about a lot of other things but they don’t talk about that but I saw what happened in Dallas and those kids, they’re all on camera, they’re wiseguys. And it’s coming from the radical left, you know it, everybody knows it, but it’s also looters, and it’s people that figure they can get free stuff by running into stores and running out with television sets. I saw it, a kid get a lot of stuff, he puts it in the back of a brand new car and drives off.
You have everybody on tape, you gotta arrest all those people, you gotta try them. And if they get five years or ten years, they have to get five years or ten years. There’s no retribution. So I say that and the word is dominate. If you don’t dominate your city and your state, they’re gonna walk away with you. And we’re doing it in Washington, in DC, we’re going to do something that people haven’t seen before. But we’re going to have total domination. And then you have to put them in jail and you have to authorize whatever it is, whoever it is you authorize, and with that I’ll let Bill Barr say a few words and then I’ll let Gen. Milley speak. Let’s go, Bill.