Trump’s Addresses From the Rose Garden: ‘America Needs Creation, Not Chaos’

Grind for March 9th

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The Headline

Trump’s Addresses From the Rose Garden: ‘America Needs Creation, Not Chaos’

The Grind

Monday evening President Donald Trump spoke about the ongoing nationwide riots and unrest from the Rose Garden at the White House. While the president spoke, a riot was underway just across the street from where he stood.

The president spoke on the killing of George Floyd, urging the protesters to be peaceful so that Floyd did not “die in vain.”

“My first and highest duty is to defend our great country and the American people,” Trump said. “I swore an oath to uphold the laws of our nation, and that is exactly what I will do.”

The Details

“All Americans were rightly sickened and revolted by the brutal death of George Floyd,” Trump said, adding that “For George and his family, justice will be served. He will not have died in vain. But we cannot allow the righteous cries of peaceful protesters to be drowned out by an angry mob.

“The biggest victims of the rioting are the peace-loving citizens in our poorest communities. And as their president, I will fight to keep them safe.

“I will fight to protect you. I am your president of law and order and an ally of all peaceful protesters,” Trump said. Read more…







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BET Founder Robert Johnson Calls For 14 Trillion in Reparations For Slavery

The founder of Black Entertainment Television says the federal government should pay out $14 trillion to black Americans as reparations for slavery.

Robert Johnson, a billionaire, said Monday on CNBC that the wealth disparity in the U.S. and police brutality against blacks are the cause of violent protests across the country. To fix the problem, pay out trillions, Johnson said.

“Now is the time to go big,” he said. “Wealth transfer is what’s needed. Think about this. Since 200-plus-years or so of slavery, labor taken with no compensation, is a wealth transfer. Denial of access to education, which is a primary driver of accumulation of income and wealth, is a wealth transfer.”

The Details

Johnson said reparations would be the “affirmative action program of all time,” delivering a message to white Americans that “damages … are owed” for slavery and the decades of racism that followed.

“Short answers to long horrific questions about the stain of slavery are not going to solve the inequality problem,” Johnson said. “We need to focus on wealth creation and wealth generation and to do that we must bring the descendants of slaves into equality with this nation, and that’s what I propose in this $14 trillion proposal to provide reparations not only for the sin, or the atonement of, the sin of slavery and Jim Crow-ism and desegregation – both de facto and du jour – but to cause America to live up to the concept and the notion that this nation was born on the idea of American exceptionalism.” Read more…



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