Trump Claims Protesters in DC Risked Facing ‘Vicious Dogs’
Trump said he had “watched every move” from inside the executive mansion and “couldn’t have felt more safe” as the Secret Service let the protesters carry on.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed that many Secret Service agents were “just waiting for action” and ready to unleash “the most vicious dogs, and the most ominous weapons, I have ever seen” if protesters angered by his response to George Floyd’s death had crossed the White House’s security fence. In a series of tweets hours after hundreds of demonstrators had massed outside the White House and scraped with officers in riot gear, Trump…