June 02, 2020

SILENT MAJORITY: Polling Confirms President Trump And Most Americans Agree on Unjust Floyd Killing and Violent Riots

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While the media continue to sow division with fake news and relentlessly attack (or flat out lie about) President Trump’s response to the killing of George Floyd and the riots, new polling today confirms that President Trump’s positions are right in line with a majority of Americans.

A new poll from Morning Consult found that a majority (54%) of Americans are angered by the killing of George Floyd and support the ongoing protests.

  • President Trump made clear he supports peaceful protests and ordered a civil rights investigation into Floyd’s death. He said he is an “ally of all peaceful protesters” and recognizes that Americans are “rightly sickened and revolted” by what happened in Minneapolis. 
     
  • President Trump: “All Americans were rightly sickened and revolted by the brutal death of George Floyd. My administration is fully committed that for George and his family justice will be served. He will not have died in vain… I will fight to protect you. I am your President of law and order, and an ally of all peaceful protesters.”

The same poll also found that overwhelming majorities of Americans support the involvement of both the National Guard and, if need be, the U.S. military to help keep the streets safe from rioters and looters.

  • President Trump last night encouraged governors across the country to do whatever they must do to keep people safe and stop the violence and destruction, urging them to deploy the National Guard and pledging to deploy the U.S. military if necessary to restore law and order.
     
  • President Trump: “I have strongly recommended to every governor to deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers that we dominate the streets… If a city or a state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them.”

The media and Democrats refusing to keep people safe are ignoring the silent majority of Americans who are both outraged by George Floyd’s killing and want an immediate end to the violence. But President Trump is listening to their concerns, pledging justice for George Floyd, and committing the full resources of the federal government to end the rioting and the bloodshed unfolding on America’s streets.

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