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Trump administration threatens to replace Portland cops with federal agents

Looks like President Trump is fed up with night after night of riots in a U.S. city.

According to the Washington Examiner:

Acting Secretary of Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf warned the mayor of Portland, Oregon, that failure to take additional actions to quell violence in his city may result in the Trump administration supplanting local and state authorities.

“We are standing by to support Portland. At the same time, President Trump has made it abundantly clear that there will come a point when state and local officials fail to protect its citizens from violence, the federal government will have no choice but to protect our American citizens,” acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf wrote in a letter to Democratic Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler on Monday.

Trump and DHS officials have offered federal assistance, including federal agents and military personnel, to Democratic Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Wheeler throughout the three months of riots and violence across downtown Portland. However, elected officials in Oregon have fought the Trump administration, claiming the additional deployment of federal police to defend a federal courthouse only worsened the riots, which commenced following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in late May.

2 thoughts on “Trump administration threatens to replace Portland cops with federal agents”

  1. PresTrump is doing his job, following his mandate.
    Us yokels in fly-over country are content to let Portland, Seattle, et al destroy themselves as they wish.

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