BELARUS/PROTESTS: “You have to understand me: I like seeing democracy. Democracy is a very important word. It doesn’t seem like it’s too much democracy there, in Belarus. But we are speaking to lots of people. And we’ll be speaking, at the appropriate time, to Russia. And we’ll be speaking to other people that are involved.
But it’s certainly a very big march. And it seems to be a very peaceful march, other than the — other — unlike some of the so-called ‘peaceful protests’ that we have, where they burn down stores. Okay? Peaceful protests — those are not peaceful. Those are anarchists going over to Portland and other places. These are anarchists, agitators. These are very bad people.
But it seems to be very peaceful, and it’s a peaceful protest. And I do — I support democracy.”
-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump in a Signing of a Proclamation on the 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment,” whitehouse.gov, Aug. 18, 2020