Donald Trump Claims New York City Was ‘Lost To The Looters’

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Donald Trump posted on Twitter on Tuesday, June 2, that Monday was a “bad day” for the Cuomo brothers. The president went on to explain that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had a bad day because New York City hadn’t been tough enough against some protests that turned violent. He added Governor Cuomo’s brother Chris’ CNN program’s ratings were struggling.

“Yesterday was a bad day for the Cuomo Brothers. New York was lost to the looters, thugs, Radical Left, and all others forms of Lowlife & Scum. The Governor refuses to accept my offer of a dominating National Guard. NYC was ripped to pieces. Likewise, Fredo’s ratings are down 50%!”

The tweet referencing the Cuomo brothers came at the end of a string of messages in which the president endorsed Republican candidates for various offices. Trump’s last tweet in that vein was an endorsement of Chris Jacobs, who is running for congress out of New York.

After claiming Cuomo had lost the city to lowlifes, Trump then asked Republicans to vote in several state primaries being carried out on Tuesday.

The attack on Governor Cuomo comes amidst more than five days of protests and riots that have ravaged the country. New York has had some of the most violent clashes between protestors and law enforcement officials, and several officers in the city are under investigation for reportedly using unnecessary force.

On Tuesday afternoon, Cuomo issued a tweet of his own that appeared to be a response to the president’s comments. The governor said there are some who wanted to blur the line between peaceful protestors and rioters. He added Trump was among the people attempting to blur those lines.

In the last few days, Trump has made calling out the National Guard central to his message. The president reportedly had a call with governors from across the country on Monday morning in which he berated several for not being willing to call in troops. In that call, as The Inquisitr reported, he told governors if they didn’t step up and “dominate” they would look like “a bunch of jerks.”

Trump has come under fire from some of his critics for his continued pressing for soldiers and police to deal with the protests in Minneapolis and elsewhere. One commentator said the president was “declaring war on Americans” when he gave a speech on Monday threatening to send large groups of U.S. troops into cities he felt weren’t dealing with the protests correctly. Illinois governor Pritzker reportedly told Trump during their group phone call that Pritzker believed the president’s rhetoric regarding the situation was only making things worse.