Twitter flags Trump tweet about George Floyd protests for glorifying violence

Twitter has flagged a tweet from President Donald Trump early Friday morning, saying it violated its rules about "glorifying violence." 

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Trump had on Friday tweeted that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" in regards to the ongoing unrest in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd.

These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you! Trump tweeted shortly before 1 a.m. Friday.
Twitter flagged the tweet, which is now only visible if you click on Twitter's flag.

This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible," the social media company said.

Without addressing the Twitter guidelines that got his tweet flagged, Trump responded to Twitter Friday morning saying the social media giant only targets republicans.

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