As violence continues to rage in Portland, with local police failing to get organized anarchists under control, President Trump is urging officials to call in the National Guard.
Portland, which is out of control, should finally, after almost 3 months, bring in the National Guard. The Mayor and Governor are putting people’s lives at risk. They will be held responsible. The Guard is ready to act immediately. The Courthouse is secured by Homeland!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2020
Portland residents have seen 70+ days of straight lawlessness and terror.
Instead of allowing police to do their jobs and protect the community, Portland leaders have turned a blind eye to this clear violence against law enforcement. https://t.co/DgzKk5XFs0
— Congressman Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) August 10, 2020
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) August 10, 2020
Meanwhile in Chicago, riots erupted over the weekend and a series of brazen attacks were carried out on police.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot slammed looters and rioters who descended upon the downtown area early Monday morning, calling the overnight events “an assault on our city” and telling criminals, “We are coming for you.”
“Car caravans” of looters made their way into Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, Gold Coast and Irving North neighborhoods and neighboring commercial districts overnight, which officials believe was spurred by a police-involved shooting in Englewood earlier in the day.
At the scene of the South Side shooting, “tempers flared fueled by misinformation as the afternoon turned into the evening,” said Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 10, 2020
Author: Katie Pavlich