“Many Secret Service agents just waiting for action,” Trump reported. Things got exciting in Washington, D.C. on Friday night. President Trump tapped out a “make my day” statement Saturday, warning that if radicals try it again, they should know that the night before his sentries were simply itching to make it a “Make America Great Again” kind of night.
They were primed for the moment someone jumped the fence. As “professionally managed” protesters demonstrated in front of the White House, a few of the frisky ones tangled with the president’s more than equally “professional” bodyguards.
The Secret Service were itching for action
As details of what actually happened to spark a race war in Minneapolis, Minnesota, are still being pieced together, one thing is clear. Professional agitators want to blow the incident as far out of proportion as they possibly can. That didn’t escape the president’s notice as he watched a riot brewing outside his window.
“The professionally managed so-called ‘protesters’ at the White House had little to do with the memory of George Floyd. They were just there to cause trouble. The @SecretService handled them easily,” President Trump Tweeted. “Tonight, I understand, is MAGA NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE???” If the instigators wanted a fight, his troops were ready to go.
“Big crowd, professionally organized, but nobody came close to breaching the fence. If they had they would have been greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons,” Trump assured. “Great job last night at the White House by the U.S. @SecretService. They were not only totally professional, but very cool. I was inside, watched every move, and couldn’t have felt more safe.”
Some ‘got too frisky’
Generally, the Secret Service “let the ‘protesters’ scream & rant as much as they wanted,” the president notes. “but whenever someone got too frisky or out of line, they would quickly come down on them, hard.” The troublemakers “didn’t know what hit them.”
The president also called out the city’s mayor as a turncoat traitor. Muriel Bowser “didn’t allow the DC police to get involved in the protests outside the White House.” They were there, she insists. To protect the First Amendment rights of the protesters.
Mayor Bowser barked back, while Trump “hides behind his fence afraid/alone,” she stands with people “peacefully exercising their First Amendment rights after the murder” of Floyd and “hundreds of years of institutional racism.” As police stood and watched, they peacefully spent over five hours “shouting, throwing water bottles and other objects at the line of officers, and attempting to break through the metal barriers.”
Injured policemen stayed out of it
More than once, the crowd tried to “remove the metal barriers and begin pushing up against the officers and their riot shields.” Time and again, the Secret Service put them back. More than one of the passive policemen “had to walk away with what appeared to be minor injuries.” That’s when the Secret Service broke out the pepper spray.
The White House was briefly placed on lockdown earlier after a first wave of protests. It was lifted around 8:30 p.m. as the demonstrators went elsewhere. It wasn’t locked down again when they came back around 10:00 p.m. By around 3:30 a.m. things had mostly fizzled out.