Washington DC Mayor Publicly Shames Trump Over Failed Presidency

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Throughout the recent days of nationwide protests against police brutality, President Donald Trump has consistently responded to the demonstrations by advocating for more brutality against protesters. To that end, a slew of federal law enforcement personnel and military officers have been deployed into the streets of Washington, D.C., where they have, among other things, lined up on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in broad daylight and flown a military helicopter about 100 feet above protesters as a “show of force.” Some of the personnel involved in the efforts have refused to identify themselves, and now, Washington, D.C.’s Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) is calling on Trump to “withdraw all extraordinary federal law enforcement and military presence from our city.”

In a letter addressed to Trump himself that the mayor shared on social media, she explained the state of emergency in D.C. has been lifted, and total arrests made in conjunction to protests wound down to zero the night prior. She added:

‘Since Home Rule, we have developed a finely wrought system of coordination with federal partners, and we will continue to work with them to ensure the safety of demonstrations. We are well equipped to handle demonstrations and First Amendment activities. Furthermore, I continue to be concerned that unidentified federal personnel patrolling the streets of Washington, DC pose both safety and national security risks. The deployment of federal law enforcement personnel and equipment are inflaming demonstrators and adding to the grievances of those who, by and large, are peacefully protesting for change and for reforms to the racist and broken systems that are killing Black Americans.’

Check out the mayor’s letter:

As Bowser went on to note, some personnel have even shown up on the streets of D.C. without any sort of identification visible that reveals which arm of the federal government they’re with. It’s not a great development for the Trump administration to dispatch what effectively amounts to a de facto secret police onto the streets of D.C.

Meanwhile, Trump himself reportedly ordered the recent “show of force” in which a military helicopter flew right above demonstrators.

Check out Twitter’s response to Mayor Bowser below:

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