- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 8, 2020

President Trump slammed a group of Black Lives Matter protesters as “thugs” Tuesday after a now-viral video showed them harassing elderly White diners in Pittsburgh.

“BLM Protesters horribly harass elderly Pittsburgh diners, scaring them with loud taunts while taking their food right off their plate,” the president tweeted. “These Anarchists, not protesters, are Biden voters, but he has no control and nothing to say. Disgraceful. Never seen anything like it. Thugs!”

“And because of weak and pathetic Democrat leadership, this thuggery is happening in other Democrat run cities and states,” he continued. “Must shut them down fast. Biden and his most Liberal in Senate running mate, Kamala, won’t even talk about it. They won’t utter the words, LAW & ORDER!”

Mr. Trump retweeted a video, which had racked up more than 5 million views as of Tuesday morning, that showed protesters accosting White diners at a Pittsburgh restaurant during a Black Lives Matter march Sunday.

In the video, a group of the demonstrators stopped to confront people dining outside.



“You’re an embarrassment!” a Black protester shouted through a bullhorn.

“F– 12 [the police], and f– the White people who built the system,” another Black protester yelled at an elderly White couple.

At one point in the video, a Black woman wearing a “Nazi lives don’t matter” shirt walked up to the couple, grabbed a beer off their table and chugged it in front of them.

The protesters eventually left and caught up with the rest of the marchers chanting, “F– the police.”

A woman could then be heard off-camera saying, “I am appalled.”

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