President Trump on Monday condemned Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler over his ongoing failure to get the city of Portland under control after a Trump supporter was targeted and murdered during weekend protests.
“Portland is a mess, and it has been for many years. If this joke of a mayor doesn’t clean it up, we will go in and do it for them!” Trump said.
President Trump has offered federal aid countless times to help keep American citizens safe in Portland, and did so again after a shooting during the Kenosha riots left two dead, but the city’s foolish mayor has declined the aid every time.
“On behalf of the City of Portland: No thanks,” Wheeler said. “We don’t need your politics of division and demagoguery. Portlanders are onto you.”
Portland is on the brink of being lost forever to the left-wing anarchists who have essentially seized control of the city thanks to the weakness of the Mayor.
Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced earlier this month that his office will “presumptively decline” to prosecute many crimes associated with the riots, including interfering with a peace officer, second-degree disorderly conduct, first- and second-degree criminal trespass, “escape in the third degree,” harassment and “riot.”
The president on Monday also doubled down on previous plants to go to Kenosha, Wis. Despite the Democratic Gov. Tony Evers asking him not to come.
Evers, who like Wheeler failed to accept aid in a timely manner which could have saved lives, claimed that Trump’s visit “will only delay our work to overcome division.”
While Evers has claimed President Trump’s visit would somehow pose a threat to the community, other local leaders have welcomed the president’s visit.
Seven of the 23 Kenosha County Supervisors wrote a letter to the White House welcoming Trump and hoping he will bring more federal assistance.
“With the president coming to Kenosha, I think it’s important for him to come to any city that’s gone through as much turmoil and destruction in the last week and to see first hand what’s happening on American streets,” Kenosha County Supervisor (8th District) Zach Rodriquez said.
White House spokesman Judd Deere said the president’s visit will be aimed at healing.
“The White House has been humbled by the outreach of individuals from Kenosha who have welcomed the President’s visit and are longing for leadership to support local law enforcement and businesses that have been vandalized,” Deere wrote in reply to Evers’ letter asking Trump to stay away. “President Trump looks forward to visiting on Tuesday and helping this great city heal and rebuild.”
“If I didn’t INSIST on having the National Guard activate and go into Kenosha, Wisconsin, there would be no Kenosha right now,” Trump tweeted Monday. “Also, there would have been great death and injury. I want to thank Law Enforcement and the National Guard. I will see you on Tuesday!”
Trump concluded Monday on Twitter: “LAW & ORDER!”