A tense scene was playing out at the White House on Friday night, but, according to President Trump, it could have been much, much worse.
Demonstrators upset over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis gathered outside of the White House in droves, hoping to have their voices heard on the national stage. They scuffled with the Secret Service, they dismantled barricades, and they even chased a mainstream media news crew from the scene.
Had they breached the White House fence, however, President Trump has insinuated that things could have taken a much worse turn.
President Trump on Saturday praised the Secret Service for its protection of the White House during protests in Washington D.C. on Friday night, calling them “very cool & very professional” — and warned that any protesters who breached the fence would have met by “vicious dogs” and “ominous weapons.”
“Great job last night at the White House by the U.S. @SecretService. They were not only totally professional, but very cool,” Trump tweeted.
“They let the ‘protesters’ scream & rant as much as they wanted, but whenever someone….got too frisky or out of line, they would quickly come down on them, hard – didn’t know what hit them. The front line was replaced with fresh agents, like magic,” he said.
“Big crowd, professionally organized, but nobody came close to breaching the fence. If they had they would have been greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen.” he said.
He went on to say that the Secret Service agents were “just waiting for action” and that he was told that the young agents “love it” on the frontline, seeing it as “good practice.”
The President would go on to say, somewhat mysteriously, that tonight was “MAGA night” at the White House, but provided no further explanation as to what that could mean.
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