“You have to dominate”

The Times has more on Trump’s rage-fit at the governors:

Speaking on a private conference call, audio of which was obtained by The New York Times, Mr. Trump began the conversation with an extended, angry diatribe.

“You have to dominate,” he told governors on the call. “If you don’t dominate, you’re wasting your time — they’re going to run over you, you’re going to look like a bunch of jerks.”

The president continued: “You have to arrest people, and you have to try people, and they have to go jail for long periods of time.”

Mr. Trump, who has not addressed the nation since the unrest began, said he was putting Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, “in charge,” but did not immediately specify what that meant or if he would deploy the military to quell the violence in the nation’s cities.

Oh, you know – he’ll just order all the protesters to be shot on sight. That’s what Trump has in mind, at any rate.

Updating to add: at least one governor pushed back. (I expect several of them did, as many as could get a word in.)

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