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Trump to send more federal agents to stop violence in major cities

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On Monday, President Donald Trump says he will send more federal law enforcement officers to major cities facing an increase in violence.

“New York and Chicago and Philadelphia and Detroit and Baltimore we’re not going to let this happen in our country,” Trump said. “We will have more federal law enforcement. That I can tell you.”

Trump specifically singled out Chicago for the increase in homicides and other violent crime, blaming liberal Democrats for years of poor leadership. At least 10 people were killed over the weekend in Chicago this past weekend by gun violence and more than 60 were injured.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that she disagrees with Trump sending federal agents to her city.

“We don’t need federal agents without any insignia taking people off the streets and holding them, I think, unlawfully,” Lightfoot told the Chicago Tribune.

The Trump administration has already enlisted federal agents, including the U.S. Marshals, to protect federal property in Portland where protesters continue to take to the streets.

Some Oregon officials have accused the federal agents of driving around in unmarked vehicles and taking protesters from streets without identifying themselves.

A DHS spokesman insisted that agents are identifying themselves as Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents and that the officers are not wearing identification because of the recent violence against law enforcement personnel.

“They’ve been there three days and they really have done a fantastic job in a very short amount of time,” Trump said. “They grab them, lots of people in jail.”

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) is completely against the president’s use of federal agents.

“In Portland, unidentified federal officers are operating as a secret police force to harass protestors and violate their constitutional rights—and now Trump wants to use it as an authoritarian blueprint for further violence. We can’t let that happen,” Warren tweeted.

The president said that the people causing violence in Portland and other cities are not protesters.

“These people are not protesters; these people are anarchists. These are people that hate our country and we’re not going to let it go forward,” he said.

President Trump faced pushback from Democrat leaders when he deployed the National Guard to Washington D.C. to crack down on vandalism and riots. Despite the pushback, the presence of the troops quickly stopped the violence and Trump has warned city officials across the country that he will not stand for lawlessness.

PHOTO: Alex Milan Tracy/Sipa USA/Reuters

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    mark July 21, 2020

    The Dem/Left/Socialist party wants all the violence, they think all the voters are as stupid as their sheep, and can’t see through this.

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    JoeyP July 21, 2020

    ALL TTHESE Leftist MAYORS need to be ROUNED up and SENT TO GITMO – ASAP and PERMANENTLY with the REST of the TREASONISTIC TRAITORS. One DISGUSTED Patriot. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

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    Rodney Jones July 21, 2020

    If President Trump does not send in the troops he would NOT be doing his job and the DemoRats would certainly have a field day with that, Let the Rats squak, we don’t need their worthless input because it is always more of the same crap they have been putting out since Trump won the election. It is obvious how effective their governance is, everywhere that they are in power the gun laws are strict and gun violence is high. They know nothing about running the country if it is not about running it down!

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    Edmund July 21, 2020

    Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Clean up the 💩💩💩
    🙏Godbless the feds & troops & Mr. Trump!!!🇺🇸🗽

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    Rodney Jones July 21, 2020

    If these protestors were not wearing masks and destroying property then maybe that stupid mayor of Portland would have a valid argument but I DO NOT THINK SO! The problem is that these thugs are NOT peaceful protestors, they are Looters, Thieves and Vandals and most likely PAID to disrupt law and order. I am in favor of going after them like what they are and using any means available to stop them.

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    Dan Conway July 21, 2020

    Never seen so many angry white kids since Vietnam. They need a spokesperson, but they probably don’t know what they want. Maybe they just to wreck stuff.

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    Russ. Watkins July 21, 2020

    MAKE THEM WISH THEY NEVER STARTED THIS BULL

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    Connie Youngblood July 21, 2020

    Yes clean it up President Trump. Put them all on jail.Trump 2020

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    Lizzy July 21, 2020

    AMEN … GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP AND GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS .. !!!
    Its about time these shit bags are cleaned off of the streets. And these scumbag mayor’s and and asshole demos who disagree with president trumps actions by bringing law and order to these cities and states are complete morons who still believe in the delusion that these pieces of shit are protesters , their killers , and they need to be stopped …

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    tymtrvlr July 21, 2020

    You know these useless liberal governors, mayors and Arizona’s governor doug ducey are owned by george soros and china. Trump needs to haul them all in for crimes against the American people..

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    Leslie Benjamini July 21, 2020

    Time to bring law & order back to the streets of America. This is ridiculous. Safety of the citizens is paramount, if Democrats running these cities can’t do their jobs then the President has no choice.

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    Kaz Dudek July 21, 2020

    I agree a 100% with a five above ( at least). You display a CLEAR, LOGICAL and PATRIOTIC thinking. God bless You for this! And God bless U.S.A.

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    Janet Weltzin July 21, 2020

    Trump is totally within his rights to defend our country against violence and yes!!!…. terrorists!!! That’s all those are!! Peaceful protests is not murders in a city by masses!!! Is not burning and destruction of our cities!!! Democrats cannot do the job they are paid for than step down and let the law come down!!! And he is totally correct to send in some bigger law!!!

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    Vivian May Hunt July 21, 2020

    TRUMP SHOULD BRING MILITARY SUPPORT IN DEMOCRAT RUN CITIES TO GET CONTROL AND STOP THESE RIOTS ARE ANARCHISTS NOT PROTESTORS. we need to stop the violence now.

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    nathan jarrell July 21, 2020

    Even black leaders in Portland called for help to stop the violence. They openly stated that the mostly young, white elements had hijacked the black movement.

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    Jozie Johnson July 21, 2020

    This lawlessness needs to stop now. If the average American citizen did the things they are doing, we would have been arrested day one.
    This is not protesting. This is the Democratic Party encouraging this type of behavior to continue. One must ask their self WHY?? I believe that they have a much bigger agenda. Why cause civil unrest and division in our country? Yes they have an agenda.

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    George July 21, 2020

    Love it ! Clean out the terrorists !!

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    Malcolm Ripley July 22, 2020

    It is my opinion that these Mayor’s, Governors, Represenatives, and Senators that allow this to happen, and even engourage it. These people need to be removed for neglagence.

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