President Trump has called out the sick, disturbed people in Portland burning down their city.
And he's right.
In fact, it's probably much worse.
What drives a person to act like that?
You can just see the twisted evil on their faces, they don't look right, they don't look normal.
Bravo to our President:
From Fox News:
As yet another night of unrest loomed in Portland, Ore., on Friday, President Trump told reporters the federal government could very easily put a stop to it – if only local leaders would seek help.
“We will go in and stop the problems in Portland in 24 hours,” the president said at a news conference in New Jersey, according to OregonLive.com.
He added: “We’re supposed to be asked.”
In Portland, crowds have turned out nightly for more than two months since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis – purportedly to protest of racial injustice. But Portland’s Black police chief and others have questioned that claim, saying it’s been undermined by rioting, destruction and assaults against law enforcement officers.
At his news conference, President Trump seemed to agree.
“These are really sick, disturbed people,” he said of the rioters, the Washington Times reported.
Trump also praised federal agents who were recently deployed to Portland to protect a federal courthouse, saying they had done a “fantastic job,” but he added those agents would not go beyond guarding the courthouse unless asked by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown or Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, OregonLive.com reported.
As for Wheeler, who also serves as the city’s police commissioner, Trump questioned his credibility.
“Mayor Wheeler has abdicated his duty and surrendered his city to the mob,” Trump said.
“Mayor Wheeler has abdicated his duty and surrendered his city to the mob.”
— President Trump
One night earlier, Wheeler had accused the president of deploying federal agents to city in order to create riot footage that the president could use in campaign ads. He also said that rioters who were confronting federal agents were merely playing into the president’s hands.
“If you don’t want to be a part of that, then don’t show up,” Wheeler said, addressing protesters.
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On Wednesday morning, Portland police Chief Chuck Lovell condemned the rioting, claiming it was accomplishing nothing toward the goal of racial justice.