Published On: Mon, Jun 1st, 2020

Trump Called Out For Rhetoric Making Unrest ‘Worse’ By Governor Pritzker

U.S. President Donald Trump walks off Marine One on May 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump returned to Washington after the successful launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the manned Crew Dragon spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

President Donald Trump had a phone call with governors from throughout the United States on Monday. During it, he urged them to take a tough stance on the protests and riots happening across the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death on Memorial Day while in the custody of four former Minneapolis police officers. However, at least one governor called out the president for the rhetoric coming out of the White House, expressing concerns that national leaders were not calling for calmness.

The governor of Illinois, businessman Jay Robert “J. B.” Pritzker, expressed his concern during the call with President Trump, according to a tweet from CNN Chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta.

“I have been extraordinarily concerned with the rhetoric coming out of the WH making it worse. People are feeling real pain out there. We have to have national leadership in calling for calm.”

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Trump Called Out For Rhetoric Making Unrest ‘Worse’ By Governor Pritzker