Donald Trump became so displeased as he told Black Lives Matter protesters in a 2020 conference call with state leaders that Maine’s governor feared he was having a “nervous breakdown,” according to an upcoming book.
As New York Times journalists Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns reported in their book “This Will Not Pass”, a copy of which was obtained by The Hill, Governor Janet Mills (D) heard a security guard rant in her office. was called for. ,
“You have to sit here and listen to it because I think the President of the United States has a nervous breakdown or something, and it’s scary,” Mills told the Guard, according to the book, which is out Tuesday.
Democratic Governor Kate Brown of Oregon called her husband into his office to hear Trump roar during the call, the book said. “You can’t do this shit,” Brown said as she told her husband.
Trump was furious at the national protests in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and called for massive action.
The book “Frankly, We Did Win This Election” by Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender reported last year that Trump and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley held a tense meeting in the Situation Room after Trump held I went on it. exaggerated claims about the violence at the protests and worried officials” saying he would accuse Milley of suppressing the protests.
In a separate Oval Office meeting, Trump told Milley that the military wanted to “take the crap out of the crap” or shoot “them” Black Lives Matters protesters. When Milley said it wasn’t possible, Trump reportedly replied: “Well, shoot them in the foot — or maybe in the foot.”
“This Will Not Pass” reported that Trump scoffed at the call at the time to reschedule his upcoming political rally in Tulsa so it would not be held on Juneteenth, which marks the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of slavery in America. Is. He did not understand the importance of the date – especially in the wake of Floyd’s death.
Can you imagine the day of the rally in Oklahoma changing to accommodate these people? Trump asked New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) during a dinner at his Bedminster Golf Club, the book said. “Have you ever heard such a ridiculous thing?”