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LISTEN: Trump Berates Governors as 'Fools' and 'Jerks' in Conference Call,

• By Leia Idliby

President Donald Trump berated governors during a call on Monday, calling them "weak" and demanding they "dominate" protesters with force after another night of uprisings in American cities.

The president told the leaders they "have to get much tougher" because "most of you are weak" while Attorney General Bill Barr also reportedly told the governors to "go after troublemakers" in order to control the crowds.

During the conference call, he claimed the current law enforcement presence was "weak" across the U.S. and urged governors to increase policing amid the nationwide protests, which began after George Floyd's fatal arrest.