President Donald Trump calls radical protesters terrorists and promises “retaliation” across the country for those who destroy statues.
“We’ll get tougher and tougher every night,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News when asked about his plan to soften protests in Wisconsin.
“And at some point retaliation will follow, because it must be. These people are vandals, in fact they are, in a sense, terrorists, ”Trump said.
It’s unclear what the president meant by “retaliation,” but Trump had previously called for imprisonment for demonstrators who demolish monuments. He promised to sign an order of criminal punishment for 10 years in prison for “anyone who destroys any monument, statue or other federal property.”