Donald Trump is not likely to follow through on a threat to send the U.S. military to Minneapolis amid growing unrest there, experts have told the Washington Post.
Protests in the Twin Cities had grown violent in the past two days as thousands took to the streets to demand justice after the death of George Floyd in police custody. Video showed officers holding down Floyd including one who had a knee to the man’s neck, leaving it there as Floyd pleaded that he could not breathe and as he became unresponsive.
In an early morning tweet on Friday not long after protesters breached the barrier and set fire to a police precinct in the city, Trump said that he may be sending in the military and appeared to endorse the idea of them using deadly force on violent protesters.
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