WATCH: Keith Ellison says “Trump’s angry words just feed an angry cycle”

Appearing on CBS, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison accused President Trump of feeding an “angry cycle” with his tweets, one of which was flagged and censored by Twitter.

“Calling people thugs and calling on people to get shot stems from the same sort of attitude that resulted in the death of George Floyd,” Ellison said

“The tough guy, macho man … attitude is the heart of the problem. … We need the president, and everybody else who thinks that you can get to a better place through threats of violence, to stop it. Violence begets violence, and Trump’s angry words just feed an angry cycle that is going on in my beloved city.”


Trump tweeted Thursday night:

I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right…..

….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!

The second tweet was given a flag by Twitter.