The New York Times, which is the bandleader for the liberal media, on Friday, ran President Trump’s tweet that was ruled inappropriate by Twitter as its top story as a major American city burned and a precinct abandoned during riots.
“The problem isn’t over a hundred businesses ransacked, looted—many of them lit on fire—burned to the ground,” Buck Sexton, the host of “The Buck Sexton Show” said sarcastically. “The problem isn’t the violence, the hatred against the police.”
He continued, “The problem, according to The New York Times, the mainstream media, all the rest is Trump and racism, of course, but those things go hand-in-hand in their mind.”
Minneapolis had its worst night on Thursday after riots over the death of George Floyd continued to rage in the city. Floyd died in police custody and a video emerged of a police officer pinning him to the ground with his knee. The incident sparked backlash across the country. Trump told Sexton, the host of the radio show, in an exclusive interview Thursday that he watched the video and said it was “horrible.”
Mayor Jacob Frey, who Trump called weak and not up to the task, made the remarkable decision to order police to flee from the Third Precinct, which was overrun by protesters and set on fire.
Trump took to Twitter early Friday and said he cannot just sit back and watch the destruction of a great American city. He said he assured Gov. Tim Walz that the U.S. military was at his disposal. The president’s tweet was censored by Twitter for “glorifying violence” after the president wrote, “when the looting starts the shooting starts.”
Trump said later that his tweet was taken out of context by the media, which tried to link the comment to race riots in the 60s. Trump said he was referring to the violence that inherently starts when riots begin. He pointed to the seven who were shot in Louisville on Thursday.
Sexton said that Trump is the “ultimate symbol of racism to the left, “as insane as that is.”
Sexton took issue with Frey’s decision to abandon the precinct and said the residents in the city have to be concerned that police will no longer engage a threat.
“They run away,” Sexton said. “They don’t want to upset the looters too much.”
He continued, “You’re finding out now during these riots—what New York has also learned during the COVID-19 lockdown—that when there’s a crisis, it requires leadership with resolve, courage and good judgment.”