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Donald Trump Endorses A Letter That Calls Protestors 'Terrorists'

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By Clark Sparky

Donald Trump is once again escalating an already tense situation by tweeting insults about the people peacefully protesting for social change in America. On Friday, he shared a letter that was written by one of his lawyers -- John Dowd -- to former Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

The letter, which the president shared in full on Twitter, calls the protestors in Washington, D.C. "terrorists."

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Dowd writes that they were a "phony protesters" and "terrorists using idle hate filled students to burn and destroy." He went on to say the protestors "were abusing and disrespecting the police when the police were preparing the area for the 1900 curfew."

He then claimed that "President Trump has done more to help our minority brothers and sisters in three years than anyone in the last fifty." And said that "no one divided the country more" than President Barack Obama and he "abandoned our black brothers and sisters."

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The so-called "terrorists" outside of the White House were shown being completely peaceful ahead of the 7 p.m. curfew with law enforcement and military forces began violently clearly them out of the area with shelfs, batons, and tear gas.

The whole thing was done so that Trump could safely walk across the street from the White House to St. John's Church to pose for a photo-op while holding up a Bible.

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Gen. Mattis slammed the move and the Trump administration's handling of the protests.

“Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us,” Mattis wrote.

"Instructions given by the military departments to our troops before the Normandy invasion reminded soldiers that “The Nazi slogan for destroying us…was ‘Divide and Conquer.’ Our American answer is ‘In Union there is Strength,'" he added.

There have been mass protests and a heighten awareness of racial injustice in America since Floyd was killed by police officers on May 25th. Former officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the back of Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes while he was laying face down on the pavement in handcuffs.

Chauvin was originally charged with third degree murder and manslaughter, but that was increased to second degree murder on Wednesday.

Additionally, the three other former police officers who were involved in the incident -- Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane -- were charged with aiding and abetting a murder.

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