Trump: National Guard Stopped Protesters ‘Like A Knife Cutting Butter’
President Donald Trump said during a roundtable in Dallas, Texas, that watching the National Guard break up protests in Minneapolis was “a beautiful scene,” describing the act as a “knife cutting butter.”
“I’ll never forget the scene,” Trump said. “It’s not supposed to be a beautiful scene, but to me it was, after you watch policemen running out of a police precinct.”
The president went on to say that Minneapolis police were not permitted to do “what they were trained to do,” resulting in protesters burning down the precinct.
When the National Guard was sent in, Trump said, “it was like a knife cutting butter, right through … and yes, there was some tear gas and probably some other things, and the crowd dispersed.”