Trump Reassures Portlanders That The Federal Govt Is Not Going To Abandon Them
Oregon Governor Kate Brown has claimed that Federal Agents will be leaving Portland soon. She claimed that she is concerned about the confrontations between the protesters and the federal agents. But apparently the Federal Agents and Trump are not on the same page as Brown as they intend to stay until the violence stops.
"After discussions with the Vice President and administration officials this week, the federal government has agreed to my demand and will withdraw these officers from Portland. They will also clean up the Courthouse, removing the graffiti," Gov. Brown said."
"I have grown increasingly concerned at the nightly confrontation between local community members and federal officers. We need to recognize that the protests in Portland are not solely about the federal presence," Brown said."
"Brown said the departure of the federal agents was a chance to address that anger and begin to make improvements in community policing.
"I will work with community leaders and elected officials to take bolder action to reform our police practices — including those of the Portland Police Bureau. We need to get this right," she said."
But Trump claims they are not leaving anytime soon.
"But Portland — I’ll give you a little report on Portland: We have the courthouse very well secured. Our people have done a fantastic job. You hear all sorts of reports about us leaving. We’re not leaving until they’ve secured their city. We told the governor, we told the mayor: “Secure your city.” If they don’t secure their city soon, we have no choice — we’re going to have to go in and clean it out. We’ll do it very easily. We’re all prepared to do it.
So, in Portland, they either clean out their city and do the job and get rid of the anarchists and agitators, which is what they are. They’re not protesters; they’re anarchists and agitators. We have many in jail. Many of them have been put in jail. It’s going to be a long sentence. They either clean out their city and do it right, or we’re going to have to do it for them."
The governor looks like she is ready to surrender the city to the rioters. These are not the peaceful protesters that the MSM goes on about. They are violent and causing thousands of dollars in property damage. Trump is right to want federal officers to stay on, lawful citizens need to be protected from these anarchists and agitators.