Trump Says Portland Would Be ‘Burned and Beaten to the Ground’ If Not for the Federal Agents

President Donald Trump has spent the past few weeks criticizing the civil unrest in cities like Seattle and Portland and this week he declared that if federal law enforcement officials had not gone to Portland, Oregon, the city would have been “burned and beaten to the ground.”

In a string of Wednesday tweets, Trump wrote, “If the Federal Government and its brilliant Law Enforcement (Homeland) didn’t go into Portland one week ago, there would be no Portland.”

He continued, “It would be burned and beaten to the ground. If the Mayor and Governor do not stop the Crime and Violence from the Anarchists and Agitators immediately, the Federal Government will go in and do the job that local law enforcement was supposed to do!”

Trump has tweeted frequently about Portland and accused the media of misrepresenting the situation there. In a late July tweet, he charged that the media “wants the American public to believe that these are just some wonderful protesters, not radical left ANARCHISTS!”

Trump also sees Portland as a flashpoint for his election. He has said that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden “will destroy our country as we know it,” comparing Biden’s America to Portland where he said politicians “are just fine with 50 days of anarchy.”

The president has said that his administration is sending federal law enforcement agents to a number of cities, including Chicago in an attempt to “drive down violent crime.” The administration has since announced that it is sending additional federal law enforcement officials to Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee.

The Black Lives Matter protests in Portland have turned violent and over the past week, a “Wall of Moms” joined in the protest in order to protect others and they are now suing the Trump administration after they say federal agents fired rubber bullets at them and tear-gassed them.

Responses

  1. Trumpets with their heads up donny cowards ass. He want to be like putin.

  2. A friend manages a building a block over from the courthouse. We watched from the roof. The videos of the destruction and violence are mere snippets of the chaos.

    Downtown Portland, its businesses, and inhabitants are toast. I wonder how many of them voted for that weenie Wheeler?

    1. The real fun will start if the rioters start bringing their fun to the suburbs and outlying neighborhoods.

  3. Trump should have simply said. “Okay. We’re closing all federal offices in Portland, including the post offices and banks. Indefinitely. It’s to prevent the spread of WuFlu.”

    If a governor can shut down businesses, then the president can certainly do that with federal offices. It’s symmetrical.

  4. David, the Fascists are the ones rioting and what makes one a racist for protecting Federal property? Maybe you should check the dictionary to define the terms you use.

  5. The protesters are still there, the Feds are leaving with their tails between their legs and Portland still stands tall! All Trump and Barr did was shoot themselves in the foot and show their true colors. Fascist Racist Pigs!

  6. I use to fly out of Portland when I lived on the peninsula. It’s like a haven for white trash

  7. trump did nothing but send in his secret police to cause more trouble , i am from oregon state, and i was born in portland oregon

  8. frump sent his agitators and nazis in to set fires to say the left is no good. his intelligence and undercover could catch those people if he wanted to but then he would catch his own people !!!!!!!!!!!

  9. I think Trump should have stayed out of Portland. Let the locals deal with it. When all is gone and lives are lost they may realize what anarchy really is. The “Summer of Love” extension would prove itself to be a little less than a love fest.

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