President Donald Trump, who reportedly hid in an underground bunker and turned off the White House lights because of protesters, called mayors and governors “weak” in a bizarre conference call that was supposed to only involve Vice President Mike Pence, reports the New York Times:
You have to dominate. If you don’t dominate, you’re wasting your time — they’re going to run over you, you’re going to look like a bunch of jerks. You have to arrest people, and you have to try people, and they have to go jail for long periods of time.
Contrary to Trump’s authoritarian rant, governors do not decide prison sentences.