MN Gov. Tim Walz Sends Letter to Trump Requesting FEMA Aid for $500M to Cover Protest Damage

MN Gov. Tim Walz Sends Letter to Trump Requesting FEMA Aid for $500M to Cover Protest Damage


The bill always comes due.

After allowing protests, looting, and rioting to go unchecked early-on, Minnesota Governor is now turning to the federal government to bailout the state.

In a letter to President Trump, governor Tim Walz asked for FEMA aid in the realm of $500 million to repair damages from the protests.

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Wow.

Why should American taxpayers bailout a state and city where leaders told police forces to stand down?

Minneapolis is now even openly talking about defunding and ABOLISHING the police department.

More details on this stunning development below:

What happened in Minneapolis is now the second most damaging and costly civil unrest in American history.

It is only behind the Los Angeles riots of 1992.

The full text of governor Walz's letter to President Trump can be seen below:

What should President Trump do? 

Many observers and commentators have conflicting thoughts.

Local KSTP eyewitness news has more details on the governor's letter:

Gov. Tim Walz has requested federal aid in the aftermath of recent damage in the state which, according to refined estimates, now exceeds $500 million, reportedly making it the second-most destructive civil unrest incident in United States history, after the 1992 riots in Los Angeles.

Thursday, Walz requested aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help the rebuild process after roughly 1,500 businesses in the Twin Cities were damaged by vandalism, fires or looting at the end of May.

"We're asking our federal partners to step up and help our communities recover," Walz said in a statement. "We need to come together to ensure Minnesotans who were victims of this destruction have access to critical infrastructure they need so they can go to the grocery store, pick up their medication, and live their lives. Together, we will rebuild."

"We are committed to helping our communities rebuild, but we can’t do this on our own," Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan added in a statement. "While state, tribal, and local budgets are stretched thin by COVID-19, we need everyone to step up, including the federal government, to restore safety and critical infrastructure to our communities."

Early on during the protests, police forces were instructed to stand down.

The third precinct in Minneapolis was even "abandoned" so that rioters could take over and destroy the building.

The national guard wasn't called into the state until long into the unrest, after which much damage had already been done.

Countless businesses were destroyed and vandalized in Minnesota.

These businesses were already struggling due to COVID-19, making the impact of the protests and riots even more tragic.

Newsweek has more details on the scale of the damage committed by violent protesters:

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has asked for federal help to rebuild cities in his state that were damaged during riots in the wake of the death of George Floyd in police custody.

Around 1,500 businesses in Minneapolis where Floyd died, and in St. Paul, were damaged by vandalism, fire or looting during the unrest, Walz's office said in a statement, with estimates of the damage in the Twin Cities exceeding $500 million.

A preliminary assessment found $15 million of damages related to the fires alone, according to KNSI radio.

Walz said he requested that President Donald Trump "declare a major disaster for the State of Minnesota because of extensive fire damage to public infrastructure caused by civil unrest."

The state had to mobilize the Minnesota National Guard for the first time in its history to deal with the protests, which also required the efforts of over 10,000 public safety officials to contain.

This November, President Trump is clearly the law and order candidate.

He will DEFEND law enforcement and boost the morale of those who risk their lives in order to keep us safe.

It is time to DEFEND the police, not defund the police!

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