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Sen. Toomey: Trump Should Change 'Tone of His Message' on Protests

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By    |   Monday, 01 June 2020 06:08 PM

Sen. Pat Toomey,R-Pa., wants President Donald Trump to “change the tone of his message” about the protests throughout the country in reaction to the death of George Floyd.

“I have not spoken with the president in the last few days. I do think some of his tweets have not been helpful, and it would be helpful if he would change the tone of his message,” Toomey said to reporters in Philadelphia on Monday.

Trump was criticized on Friday for tweeting “when the looting starts, the shooting starts" and threatening to send in National Guard troops to calm protests.

After protestors showed up in front of the White House on Saturday, Trump threatened to get the Secret Service to release "the most vicious dogs" and "the most ominous weapons."

Trump's comments led to a spat with Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser, who called the remarks "gross."

“To make a reference to vicious dogs is no subtle reminder to African Americans of segregationists who let dogs out on innocent [people],” Bowser said later Saturday. 

During a phone call earlier Monday, Trump urged governors to be more vigilant toward protestors.

“You have to dominate; if you don’t dominate you’re wasting your time. They’re going to run over you, you’re going to look like a bunch of jerks.”

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