We watched as so-called peaceful protests turned into chaos over the Summer. Radical activists ran wild in major cities across American—torching, looting, and even killing. The leaders of these cities, Democrats them all, promised to defund the police—leading to more crime. Trump has had enough. And he plans on hitting these Democrats where it hurts.
In nearly every city and state with a large liberal presence, chaos has reigned over the last three months. Democrats set loose Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and other paid Marxists to spread fear, panic, and pain everywhere. They apparently thought these riots would win over voters. Instead, they outraged law-abiding citizens already suffering from abusive lockdowns.
You probably know what happened in Seattle, where the mayor let a group of anarchists take over a section of the city. Two people died in the CHAZ/CHOP. In Portland, riots have been going on for nearly 100 days straight. The mayor refused Trump’s help. But New York may have been the worst. As crime has reached near all-time highs, the mayor defunded the police by $1 billion.
Shootings and deaths are skyrocketing.
Now, the president has a plan that will make liberal mayors sweat.
President Trump is ordering the federal government to begin the process of defunding New York City and three other cities where officials allowed “lawless” protests and cut police budgets amid rising violent crime, The Post can exclusively reveal…
New York City, Washington, DC, Seattle and Portland are initial targets as Trump makes “law and order” a centerpiece of his reelection campaign after months of unrest and violence following the May killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police. [Source: New York Post]
President Trump said he will not allow federal tax dollars to fund cities that are allowing anarchists to turn them into “lawless zones.” That is, in fact, what is happening in major cities nationwide. Democrats have turned a blind eye to the chaos, expecting us to believe the line that these were all “peaceful” demonstrations.
The president has frequently offered federal law enforcement to cities rocked by riots. Time and again, Democrats have rejected his offer. He was forced to step in to secure the federal courthouse in Portland, but the anarchists just moved on to other areas of the city.
Only recently have a few Democrats come out to “condemn” the violence. Joe Biden gave a pitiful speech where he blamed Trump on the actions of left-wing anarchists being funded by Democrats. It seems Democrats only care about rioting—when it’s making them look bad. Dropping polls was the only reason Biden and others bothered to even mention them.
Remember, the Democrats held an entire convention in August and did not mention the riots once. Even as anarchists raged in cities like Portland and Chicago, the left uttered not a peep.
Even now, Joe Biden is only offering lip service. He condemns the violence, but refuses to take any action. Democrats like Oregon’s governor wants to hold a “racial” discussion, but has no intentions of equipping police officers to actually stop riots.
What the president is doing with this action is putting pressure on liberal cities who defund police or let rioters run wild. It seems the only thing leftists care about is money. So, if President Trump can tighten the purse strings, they might respond rapidly.
It’s no secret that blue cities are in big debt. That was only made worse after their idiot leaders shut down their economies for nearly six months. Tax revenue ain’t what it used to be. They absolutely need help from the federal government. But if Trump can cut funding because of the riots? These cities are up a creek without a paddle.
Maybe, just maybe, this will wake them up. But I have a feeling they think they can ride this out until November.