Donald Trump on Saturday, August 31, 2013 wrote on his twitter timeline “Be prepared, there is a small chance that our horrendous leadership could unknowingly lead us into World War III”.
Well, Obama’s administration is over and there’s no 3rd World War.
Now that Trump is currently in-charge, tension seems to be building up given his recent military activities in Syria and warning coming from both North Korea Russia.
VIDEO: White American Man Gets Beaten After Firing Arrow At Protesters
A white American man, Brandon McCormick got severely beaten Saturday after pulling an arrow on citizens protesting the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.
He also had his car turned over and set on fire.
The incident occurred in downtown Salt Lake City in Utah.
A Twitter user, @Gingersonfire posted a video of the incident, explaining that, “He got out of his car, yelled ‘that’s it’, and shot into the crowd before being tackled.”
“He was yelling and me, and then aimed his bow at a black man standing behind me. The black man saw it coming, charged, and tackled him,” the poster added.
McCormick told a reporter he got beaten up after yelling “All Lives Matter” to protesters echoing “Black Lives Matter”.
He added that he pulled out the weapon after the beating and got beaten again, leaving his face bloodied.
Old racist dude pulled up to the protest thinking he the green arrow😭 pic.twitter.com/4cIE2864Yl
— Young Simba (@Mufaa6) May 31, 2020
“First I got beat up when I yelled, ‘All Lives Matter,’ then I pulled out weapons, then I got beat up some more, then cops grabbed me and my car got totaled,” he said.
McCormick claimed two black men “beat me through my open window” before he got out with the weapon.
Watch video of him speaking to a reporter:
He then proceeds to play the victim on the news, failing to mention his bow & arrow and claiming he was attacked for saying all lives matterpic.twitter.com/pXRm11Yt3L
— dusk (@FvkwiTimade) May 31, 2020
Merkel Rejects Trump’s Invitation For G7 Summit In Washington
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend the G7 summit in Washington due to the coronavirus pandemic, the German Press Agency reported Saturday, citing government spokesperson, Steffen Seibert.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on May 20 that he was aiming for a real G7 summit in Washington in late June as a sign of normalisation after the outbreak of the pandemic.
The summit was originally scheduled for June 10-12 at the presidential retreat of Camp David, Maryland.
In March, however, the U.S. government cancelled the arrangement because of the pandemic and scheduled a video conference instead.
Merkel had initially left open whether she would accept Trump’s invitation to participate in a video conference.
In whatever form this meeting takes place, “whether as a video conference or otherwise, I will definitely fight for multilateralism.
“That is very clear, both in the G7 and the G20,’’ the chancellor said on May 20.
‘This Shouldn’t Be “Normal” In 2020 America’ — Obama Issues A Statement On Death Of George Floyd
Former President Barack Obama has put out a statement on George Floyd, a black man who died after being pinned down by police in Minneapolis.
Obama, 58, released a statement via his Twitter page, saying it “cannot be normal” in 2020 and urged the Minnesota authorities to ‘ensure that the circumstances surrounding George Floyd’s death are investigated thoroughly’.
Obama, U.S. first black president, added: “This shouldn’t be ‘normal’ in 2020 America. It can’t be normal. If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives to its highest ideals, we can and must do better.
“It was fall mainly on the officials of Minnesota to ensure that the circumstances surrounding George Floyd’s death is investigated thoroughly and that justice is ultimately done.
“But it falls on all of us, regardless of our race or station – including the majority of men and women in law enforcement who take pride in doing their tough job the right way, every day – to work together to create a “new normal” in which the legacy of bigotry and unequal treatment no longer infects our institutions or our hearts.”
“It’s natural to wish for life “to just get back to normal” as a pandemic and economic crisis upend everything around us,” he said.
“But we have to remember that for millions of Americans, being treated differently on account of race is tragically, painfully and maddeningly “normal” – whether it’s while dealing with the healthcare system, or interacting with the criminal justice system, or jogging down the street, or just watching birds in a park.”
My statement on the death of George Floyd: pic.twitter.com/Hg1k9JHT6R
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 29, 2020
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