Courtesy of NBC News:

When President Donald Trump tweeted “LIBERATE MINNESOTA!” on Friday morning, some of his most fervent supporters in far-right communities — including those who have agitated for violent insurrection — heard a call to arms.

The tweet was one of three sent from the president’s account, along with “LIBERATE MICHIGAN!” and “LIBERATE VIRGINIA, and save your great 2nd Amendment. It is under siege!”

Trump’s tweets came after small protests by Trump supporters broke out in a handful of states, many of which were fueled by anti-vaccination and anti-government groups. Anti-government sentiment has percolated among far-right extremists in recent weeks over the stay-at-home orders governors have issued to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Trump’s tweets, however, pushed many online extremist communities to speculate whether the president was advocating for armed conflict, an event they’ve termed “the boogaloo,” for which many far-right activists have been gearing up and advocating since last year.

Later when asked about the protesters during a press conference, Trump had this to say courtesy of The Daily Beast:

During Friday night’s briefing, Trump was asked if he was concerned that people protesting could spread the virus, he referred to them as “people expressing their views.”

“I see where they are and I see the way they’re working,” Trump said. “They seem to be very responsible people to me. But they’ve been treated a little bit rough.”

They were “treated a bit rough” because somebody was trying to save their lives?

I think Trump would literally like to see an armed conflict between his followers and state law enforcement, just so he could complain that the “deep state” was oppressing free speech and the 2nd Amendment and somehow use that to play the victim.

I have said it before, but it bears repeating, Donald Trump is a domestic terrorist who would sacrifice any number of American lives to prove a point.