Two months ago, America watched in horror as Democrat leaders in Minnesota allowed mobs of rioters to burn and destroy Minneapolis.
Now, those same Democrats are coming to the federal government – meaning American taxpayers – looking for a bailout to fix the city.
Trump said no.
The Star Tribune reports:
The federal government has denied Gov. Tim Walz’s request for aid to help rebuild and repair Twin Cities structures that were damaged in the unrest following George Floyd’s death.
Walz asked President Donald Trump to declare a “major disaster” for the state of Minnesota in his request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on July 2. More than 1,500 buildings were damaged by fires, looting and vandalism in the days of unrest that followed Floyd’s May 25 death in Minneapolis police custody, racking up more than $500 million in damages, according to Walz.
The governor’s spokesman, Teddy Tschann, confirmed late Friday that the request for federal aid was denied.
“The Governor is disappointed that the federal government declined his request for financial support,” Tschann said in a statement. “As we navigate one of the most difficult periods in our state’s history, we look for support from our federal government to help us through.”
Many small businesses and grocery stores, pharmacies and post offices were damaged during the unrest. In his letter to FEMA, Walz said what happened in the Twin Cities after Floyd’s death was the second most destructive incident of civil unrest in U.S. history, after the 1992 riots in Los Angeles.
This was the right thing to do.
Great news! @realDonaldTrump has DENIED Minnesota's disaster request to repair half a billion dollars in damage from the riots. Governors and Mayors who ordered police to stand down and watch their cities burn shouldn't get a penny in taxpayer aid! https://t.co/8WAgm7AFa7
— Rep. Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) July 11, 2020
Good. This was self inflicted damage. If you set your own house on fire homeowners insurance won’t pay for it. And that’s exactly what Minnesota officials allowed & even encouraged to happen. Suck it up MN.
— Lynne Carroll (@Lynnecarr2017) July 11, 2020
@GovTimWalz. Dem Gov's that allow anarchy and destruction to overtake their cities just so they can bask in BLM/Antifa virtue signaling shouldn't expect a Federal taxpayer bailout. He'll have to decide what is more important, his city's infrastructure or allowing lawlessness.
— Dana (@sparkey909w) July 11, 2020
How much money has BLM raised? How many black lives have they actually helped (compared to how many were lost to violent riots and protests)? Perhaps BLM should put their money where their mouth is.
— Noththerabbit (@noththerabbit) July 11, 2020
What did these Democrat leaders in Minnesota think was going to happen?