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Trump slams governors as 'weak,' urges crackdown on protests

 

Last updated 6/1/2020 at 10:14am



JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER and ALAN SUDERMAN

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday derided many governors as "weak" and demanded tougher crackdowns on burning and stealing among some demonstrations in the aftermath of another night of violent protests in dozens of American cities.

Trump spoke to governors on a video teleconference that also included law enforcement and national security officials, telling the state leaders they "have to get much tougher."

"Most of you are weak," Trump said. "You have to arrest people."

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