Mia Farrow: If Trump Were a ‘Real Leader,’ He Would Listen to ‘Peaceful Protesters’ Outside White House

LOCARNO, SWITZERLAND - AUGUST 08: Actress Mia Farrow attends the 67th Locarno Film Festival on August 7, 2014 in Locarno, Switzerland. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
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Actress Mia Farrow suggested that President Donald Trump isn’t a “real leader” because he didn’t stop to listen to the so-called “peaceful protesters” outside the White House on Monday.

“A real leader would go our and listen to the protestors. They are peaceful protest outside the [White House]. But Trump is a coward,” tweeted Farrow on Monday. The so-called “peaceful protesters” outside the White House, however, are nowhere to be seen, as the White House had to go on lockdown due to the rioters that have caused havoc outside the building this past week.

Protests taking place in cities across the country — which have quickly devolved into riots — appear to be in response to the death of George Floyd, who died in Minnesota last week after former police officer Derek Chauvin was seen pressing his knee onto his neck.

Demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Demonstrators stand around a fire during a protest near the White House in response to the killing of George Floyd May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was fired then arrested for Floyd's death and is accused of killing Floyd by kneeling on his neck. Chauvin and three other officers, Tou Thao, J Alexander Kueng and Thomas K. Lane, were involved in Floyd's arrest on an accusation of "forgery-in-progress". (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Demonstrators stand around a fire during a protest near the White House in response to the killing of George Floyd May 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was fired then arrested for Floyd’s death and is accused of killing Floyd by kneeling on his neck. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

On Friday, the state of Minnesota announced that Chauvin was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

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Following Floyd’s death, days of riots ensued across the country — including in Washington, D.C. and outside the White House — that have involved looting, buildings being set on fire, businesses destroyed, and people being beaten and killed.

The riots have prompted several cities across the nation to issue curfews in an attempt to quell what appears to be a perpetual state of chaos seen in videos circulating on social media.

Looting and graffiti has also taken place in Washington, D.C., with areas around the White House seen engulfed in flames, which included the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House.

President Trump visited St. John’s Church earlier on Monday after he was seen walking out of the White House and into Lafayette Square — the epicenter of the riots — according to Fox News’ Kristin Fisher.

On Sunday, President Trump announced that the United States will be designating the violent leftist group Antifa as a terrorist organization.

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