Try standing up to the anarchists that have taken over Seattle.
The problem is in your backyard….
And ya won’t have to get butthurt about nasty ol’ Trump’s Tweets!
- Lawmakers from Washington state sparred with President Donald Trump on Twitter on Wednesday after he ranted about protests in Seattle.
- In a series of tweets, Trump said Seattle was being taken over by “terrorists,” and that Gov. Jay Inslee needed to “take back” his city.
- In response, Inslee told Trump to quit tweeting and stay out of Washington state’s business.
- Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal also fired back at Trump for criticizing the state’s leadership, tweeting: “Don’t you have a bunker to be in?”
- Earlier this week, protesters in Seattle took over part of the city, dubbing it an “autonomous zone.”
Lawmakers from Washington state sparred with President Donald Trump on Twitter on Thursday after he called out the city for letting protests get out of control.
Trump first took a shot at Gov. Jay Inslee, telling him that if he didn’t “take back” his city, Trump would have to step in.
“These ugly Anarchists must be stopped [edit for typo] IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST!”Donald Trump
In another tweet, Trump claimed that “terrorists” have taken over Seattle.
In response, Inslee told Trump to “stoop” tweeting and stay out of Washington’s business.
Yo! Inslee! …..WTF?…..Trump is “incapable of governing”?
You are the one who have let a bunch of anarchist punks take over Seattle!
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan tweeted, “Go back to your bunker,” referencing reports that Trump and his family rushed to a secure bunker under the White House after several protesters breached the barricades near the White House lawn on May 29.
Earlier this week, protesters in Seattle took over part of the city, dubbing it an “autonomous zone.” The area, which includes a portion of the Capitol Hill neighborhood and the Seattle Police Departments East Precinct, has become a space for community-building efforts and protest organizing.
Activists in the Free Capitol Hill movement are calling for “the Seattle Council and the Mayor defund and abolish the Seattle Police Department and the attached Criminal Justice Apparatus,” along with other demands including rent control, funding for education and arts, and reparations for victims of police brutality.
“The City has so much healing and work to do — that is where Mayor Durkan will continue to spend her focus in the coming days, weeks and months ahead…….Mayor Durkan has worked non-stop over the last three months to keep our community safe and to address the inequities of the pandemic in our community………Working together, we must focus our investments in opportunities for communities of color and increase efforts that go even beyond what we built the first two years, like free college, expanding preschool, protecting domestic workers and rideshare drivers, building affordable housing, and investing in community-led youth safety programs.”Mayor’s Office Statement
There have been incidences of violence at the protests. On Sunday, a man drove his car into a crowd of protesters and shot a man. Another man drove his car through a bicycle line of protesters on Wednesday, though no serious injuries were reported.