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Taylor Swift Rips Donald Trump For 'Stoking The Fires of White Supremacy And Racism' Amid George Floyd Protest

By Ryan Naumann

Taylor Swift is using her platform to call out President Donald Trump following his tweet rant this morning that many are calling racist.

The singer fired off a single tweet to Donald, “After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence? ‘When the looting starts the shooting starts’??? We will vote you out in November. @realdonaldtrump”

The tweet is in response to Donald’s early morning rant about the protests in Minnesota following the death of George Floyd. He wrote to his 80 million followers, “I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right.....

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Donald decided he wasn’t done adding, “....These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”

The phrase “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” is famous for being said by Miami police chief Walter Headley in the 1960s during a period of civil unrest.

Headley was known for targeting black communities with harsh policing which led to three days of protest in 1968.


On May 25, 2020, Minneapolis Police Officers responded to an alleged forgery in progress. Once they arrived at the scene they came into contact with Floyd and placed him in handcuffs. Officer Derek Chauvin forcefully put Floyd on the ground and placed his knee on his neck.

As bystanders started walking by they noticed things weren’t normal and started filming the situation. In the footage, Officer Chauvin is seen placing his knee on Floyd’s neck with his face on the ground for at least seven minutes. The people who gathered around can be heard shouting at the officers to do something as Floydlaid their lifeless.

Another officer, Tou Thao, is seen scolding the bystanders and telling them to back off. He refuses to listen to the woman who works for the fire department. Once the ambulance arrives, they drag Floyd’s body onto a stretcher. He was pronounced dead once he arrived to the hospital.

After the death, Police have tried to say officers, "were able to get the suspect into handcuffs and noted he appeared to be suffering medical distress. Officers called for an ambulance." Floyd was not armed. Two other officers, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng, were involved in the arrest but not visible in the video.

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