Trump Sending Federal Troops To Seattle In Wake Of Ongoing Riots

The city of Seattle is a mess.

Ongoing riots, which the press wrongly describes as protests, have been going on for weeks and the mayor has done little to nothing about it.

Now Trump is sending in federal troops to secure federal property and help quell the riots.

The New York Post reports:

Trump sends federal troops for ‘standby’ duty in Seattle

President Trump is sending a tactical US Customs and Border Protection team to Seattle to stand by for duty quelling protests, according to a report.

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The team is similar to the Border Patrol Tactical Unit the White House has deployed in Portland, Oregon, a move that has come under fire for allegedly using aggressive tactics to combat nearly two months of violent protests, The New York Times reported Thursday.

The move came as a surprise to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, who told the outlet she spoke to Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf and was assured that there were no plans to deploy federal troops in her city.

“Any deployment here would, in my view, undermine public safety,” Durkan said.

However, the administration noted that the team will remain on standby for now, and will only be deployed as needed.

The police in Seattle seem powerless. It’s like they have been ordered to stand down for anything.

It’s amazing that people who pay their taxes and follow the law put up with this.

 

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