On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to slam Democrats as “weak” and “pathetic” after a video went viral this week showing demonstrators confronting diners eating outdoors at a restaurant in Pittsburgh.
“BLM Protesters horribly harass elderly Pittsburgh diners, scaring them with loud taunts while taking their food right off their plate. These Anarchists, not protesters, are Biden voters, but he has no control and nothing to say. Disgraceful. Never seen anything like it. Thugs,” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.
Trump also claimed that “because of weak and pathetic Democrat leadership, this thuggery is happening in other Democrat run cities and states” and that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D) “won’t even talk about it.”
Demonstrators in the footage do not mention Biden. In fact, the former Vice President has repeatedly condemned violence amid ongoing nationwide protests calling for widespread police reforms and racial justice.
Trump has continually attacked Biden over the protests and unrest, saying that the former vice president blames police over the violence instead of demonstrators. However, the president has also refused to condemn the violence perpetrated by his followers.
The video of some demonstrators yelling at individuals at the Pittsburgh diner went viral on Saturday. Customers at the restaurant can be seen leaving their tables in the footage.
After the incident, other peaceful demonstrators continue their way down the street:
PITTSBURG – BLM hates brunch. Agitators bully and harass patrons at restaurant. pic.twitter.com/xWhJXo7zFw
— ShatteredWorldMedia (@MediaShattered) September 7, 2020
Police in Pittsburgh are reviewing footage and information from Saturday’s protests, police spokesperson Cara Cruz confirmed to reporters.
….And because of weak and pathetic Democrat leadership, this thuggery is happening in other Democrat run cities and states. 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 8, 2020