The local Star Tribune is reporting that President Trump has denied Minnesota’s disaster request to repair half a billion dollars in damage from the riots that destroyed the city of Minneapolis.
Governor Tim Walz and mayors who ordered police to stand down and watch their cities burn will have to find other ways to get funding for the damage. The requested disaster relief will not be coming from FEMA.
A spokesman for the governor released a statement to the media about the decision from the Trump administration:
“The Governor is disappointed that the federal government declined his request for financial support. As we navigate one of the most difficult periods in our state’s history, we look for support from our federal government to help us through.”
After the death of George Floyd, the city of Minneapolis was overtaken by destruction and chaos from the Black Lives Matter group, who continued trashing the city for several days resulting in damage to 1,500 buildings.
The police officers in the city were told to stand down. The inaction from law enforcement allowed more destruction.
President Trump is taking the “You broke it…you buy it” approach to dealing with the aftermath and request from leaders who did nothing to stop the riots.
Looting during the riots:
Should the feds give disaster relief money to a state that ordered its law enforcement to stand down during a riot?