No federal taxpayer money will be provided to help repair damage caused by civil unrest, which the Democratic Party sanctioned in Minnesota.
The Trump administration is understood to have rejected a federal aid request from Democrats to help rebuild parts of the North Star State vandalized during protests against the death-in-custody of Minnesotan George Floyd on May 25.
President Donald Trump is unlikely to pay the $500 million demanded by Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey after the pair allowed extreme “anarchist” demonstrators to run rampant and destroy public property without police intervention.
The governor had hoped the president would declare a major disaster and approve the funding, which would have come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Funding is needed to help cover the cost of repairing public infrastructure and extensive vandalism, fire, and looting damage to nearly 1,500 Twin Cities businesses.
“We are asking our federal partners to step up and help our communities recover,” Walz said in a statement. “We need to come together to ensure Minnesotans who were victims of this destruction have access to critical infrastructure they need so they can go to the grocery store, pick up their medication, and live their lives. Together, we will rebuild.”
Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan revealed the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus had severely drained local budgets, and there was not much left to pay for the repairs.
“We are committed to helping our communities rebuild, but we cannot do this on our own,” she said. “While state, tribal, and local budgets are stretched thin by COVID-19 [CCPVirus], we need everyone to step up, including the federal government, to restore safety and critical infrastructure to our communities.”
However, the Oval Office suggested Minnesotans, who are unhappy with activists vandalizing the autonomous zone and other parts of the state, should vote for Republican congressional candidate Lacy Johnson instead of the incumbent Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar at the general election on Nov. 3.
“He is tough and smart–and loves Minnesota,” the president said on Twitter. “Look at the mess you just went through—no more, next time call up the National Guard much sooner, and vote for Lacy.”
He also believes the civil unrest was only contained after he recommended the state request assistance from the National Guard.
“When I insisted on the National Guard, things got better fast,” he said on Twitter. “Enough with Omar, you’ll have nothing left … Minnesota needs DJT [Trump] and Lacy Johnson now.”