#BREAKING: President Trump says he may send "more federal law enforcement" to New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore, Oakland, and other cities to deal with unrest: "In Portland they’ve done a fantastic job." pic.twitter.com/Pe6aDv6AVt
— The Hill (@thehill) July 20, 2020
IN 2020, DEMOCRATS DEFINITELY DESERVE THE SCARE QUOTES: Trump to send federal forces to more ‘Democrat’ cities, a Reuters headline notes.
Trump, a Republican, cited New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore and Oakland, California, as places to send federal agents, noting the cities’ mayors were “liberal Democrats.” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot frequently blasts Trump on Twitter.
“We’re sending law enforcement,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “We can’t let this happen to the cities.”
State and local leaders in Oregon, as well as members of Congress, have called for Trump to remove Department of Homeland Security secret police forces from Portland, Oregon, after videos showed unidentified federal personnel rounding up people and whisking them away in black minivans.
“Not only do I believe he is breaking the law, but he is also endangering the lives of Portlanders,” the city’s mayor, Ted Wheeler, tweeted, having previously called the federal presence “political theater” in an election year.
As opposed to five straight weeks of riots and violence Wheeler let go unabated until the “unidentified federal personnel” showed up:
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 19, 2020
The headquarters of the PPA (Portland police's rank-and-file union) has been set on fire. t.co/rTKeO7uxEH
— Portland Mercury 🗞 (@portlandmercury) July 19, 2020