President Trump Denies Minnesota $500 Million to Repair Riot Damages

| July 13, 2020 | 52 Comments

As the George Floyd protests and riots got underway, Minnesota’s governor did not take immediate decisive action. President Trump offered to deploy the National Guard to help Minnesota address the emergency. Minnesota’s governor dragged his feet and did not take action until it was too late. On the local level, the Minneapolis City Council initiated a move to de-fund the police. Result? When Minnesota’s governor requested that the president declare a state of emergency for Minnesota, President Trump denied it.

From the Washington Examiner:

“If the federal government is expected to assist in the clean-up of these unfortunate weeks, it has an obligation to every American — prior to the release of funding — to fully understand the events which allowed for this level of destruction to occur and ensure it never happens again,” Rep. Tom Emmer wrote to the Trump administration in a letter.

Another congressman, Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, praised the Trump administration’s decision to reject Minnesota’s request, placing blame on the local officials who told the police to stand down during the rioting.

“Great news! @realDonaldTrump has DENIED Minnesota’s disaster request to repair half a billion dollars in damage from the riots,” Duncan tweeted. “Governors and Mayors who ordered police to stand down and watch their cities burn shouldn’t get a penny in taxpayer aid!”

The Washington Examiner has more here.

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  1. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Let folks run riot is not an “Accident”.

    It is an “intentional”.

    Prosecutions should be the result, not payouts, for all the civil rights violations inherent in aiding and abetting lynch mobs.

  2. Skippy says:

    This makes complete sense to me

  3. penguinman000 says:

    You break it, you bought it.

  4. Hack Stone says:

    Maybe George Soros can cut a check.

    Sorry, Hack Stone apologizes for not issuing a Preemptive Level IV Spew Alert.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I myself find it interesting how the prissyassed liberal Hollywierd snowflakes donated all kinds of money yo bail the rioting maggots out of jail while not donating even a penny to help out those whose businesses and livelihoods were wiped out by the maggots!

  5. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    IMHO the State of Minnesota and Minneapolis politicians asking for everyone else to wipe their asses for them is akin to someone burning their own house down and demanding that the Neighbors pay to rebuild it. After all, the local pols DID allow the fleabag maggots to run amok! I bet Ilhan Omar looks through the destroyed neighborhoods and feels right at home among it!

  6. Thunderstixx says:

    One word……

  7. Sapper3307 says:


  8. Mason says:

    Good. The mayor ordered the evacuation of the 3rd PCT, leaving cops behind to fend for themselves against the mob. This building was subsequently looted and destroyed.

    The governor had ample opportunity to quell the riots with the NG. He didn’t. His limp-wristed response led to more damage.

    There’s no reason the federal government should be giving them any money. Actions have consequences. These people elected leaders who wanted to roll over and let the violent mob destroy the city.

    • 26Limabeans says:

      The cops should have Alamo’d the place.
      You know, set a good example for others.
      Then put up a memorial in it’s place.
      You know, history for all to learn from.

      • Flakpup says:

        Memorials don’t seem to be working well with the ignorant… they would just tear it down without bothering to comprehend it. Of course it is possible that they simply lack the necessary capacity to even comprehend the knowledge required for such informed decisions. In that case they are simply deserving of our pity and, for our and their own safety, should be kept away from sharp things and matches.

        “There are things which cannot be taught in ten easy lessons, nor popularized for the masses; they take years of skull sweat. This be treason in an age when ignorance has come into its own and one man’s opinion is as good as another’s.” — Glory Road – Robert Heinlein

  9. E4 Mafia '83-'87 says:

    Whoa, whoa, whoa…they were peaceful protets, right? Don Ley-mon on CNN said they were peaceful. Madcow Maddow said they were peaceful. Morning Joe said they peaceful. Sissy Stelter said they were peaceful.
    I can’t see sending federal dollars to cleaning up “peaceful protests”.

  10. Slow Joe says:

    But, think of the children!!11

    Millions of Minnesotan children will now go to bed with an empty stomach.

    Children Lives Matter ™

  11. Fyrfighter says:

    Here’s a question, if they were “peaceful protests” why is cleanup required?

    All the Pro-Second Amendment protests I’ve seen left the areas cleaner than they were before the protests…

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      DITTO with all of the Tea Party rallies I took part in. And the LEOs present? They got treated respectfully and soon looked like they didn’t mind being there!

    • Mason says:

      I did enjoy that video of the 2A protest a while back where the guys kitted out in their boogaloo tactical gear policing up garbage. Far cry from the “peaceful” BLM protesters who torch squad cars, smash windows, and throw firebombs.

  12. Anonymous says:

    In the words of the late Grumpy Cat: Good!

  13. SFC D says:

    Sorry Minnesota. You took a giant shit on your living room carpet, I ain’t cleaning it up.

  14. You know that the mayor is going to court over this to get the moola schmoola.

  15. 5th/77th FA says:

    Not.One.Thin.Dime! (and no fat dimes either)

    phuque ’em!

  16. OWB says:

    As it should be.

    It is past time to tell the spoiled brats, “No.” They can take responsibility for their own selves for a change. I am one of many who is tired of paying for everyone else’s errors in judgement.

  17. OldSoldier54 says:


    The Donald is giving those Dem traitors the middle finger.

    Neener, neener, neener …

  18. NHSparky says:

    Not only no, but FUCK NO.

  19. Green Thumb says:

    Tell them to legalize gambling.

  20. Ex-PH2 says:

    Oh, that obviously confused mayor of Minneapolis is just going to take the time to throw a fit & sit in it now. She will put the entire burden of her mistake on the taxpaying residents of that – – – -hole city, and it will all end up being someone else’s fault that she let it happen.

  21. 26Limabeans says:

    They should raise the sales tax….oh, wait…there aren’t
    any stores left to buy stuff from.

  22. LazarusLong says:

    I want to hear the President tell the other cities and states that engaged in the rioting and non-response the same same thing. When the citizens/ residents/business owners find themselves footing the repair bills those politicians won’t be long in office. Hell, they might have to resign and run for their lives. I’d imagine many businesses are already covered by insurance for vandalism and arson etc… Burned cars are also insured. What is the 500 million dollars going to go for ? My bet is that most of it would go into Democrat wallets.

    • Berliner says:

      They are badly in need of more social justice programs to counter the bad thoughts, real and imagined./s

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Many auto policies do not cover riots. If the car is paid off, and old, many poor folks don’t carry insurance for damage. Most policies have significant deductibles.

      Many businesses are renters, not owners. Their inventory on hand is mostly uninsured.

      For the little folks, the riots are catastrophic.

      As intended. Can’t have a revolution without desperate disgruntled masses. Cant have a Revolution if anyone sees a way up. Those Kulacks/Bourgeois Are In The Way Of The Radiant Future And Must -Go-.

      You -will- be made a participant Revolutionary Marxism, even if your role is “liquidated opponent”.

    • 26Limabeans says:

      “most of it would go into Democrat wallets”

      filtered through teachers pensions etc.

  23. Starbux says:

    Shit in your own bed, now you can sleep in it!

  24. 1JC says:

    Sadly, I think they will get their government check around 20 JAN 2021.

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