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What a riot! Minnesota requesting White House aid is like kid calling Dad after wrecking family car while driving drunk

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Minnesota Governor Tim Walz last week made what must have been the most uncomfortable call of his political career. Having just witnessed on his watch a large swath of Minneapolis – the largest city in his state – reduced to rubble and ash amid ‘peaceful’ Black Lives Matter protests, Walz was in desperate need of cash to start the rebuilding process. Had the Democratic leader been surprised by Donald Trump’s rejection of the $500-million request, he probably should never have gotten into politics in the first place.

The reason for Trump’s rejection, however, cannot be explained away as just another example of bitter partisan politics. Minnesota’s handling of the protests following George Floyd’s death on May 25 provided a classic textbook example of how not to appease the mob, which can never be appeased.

As peaceful demonstrations against police abuse were quickly hijacked by malcontents with mass destruction on the brain, one thing became clear: the local and state authorities had no strategy whatsoever, unless allowing vandals to run wild through the city center can be considered a viable strategy.

I live in Minneapolis & I agree we should not have the Feds pay for our rebuilding. This is on our inept .@GovTimWalz & wimpy .@MayorFrey. Of course that means they will tax us even more heavily. Typical Liberals: allow destruction & violence, then look for others to fix it all.

Two days after Floyd’s death, the US media, for reasons known only to them, showed........

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