Seattle Mayor Responds To Trump’s Taunt; ‘Go Back To Your Bunker’

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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has never been considered shy about expressing her opinions. As we know, Donald Trump has a real issue with women in general and strong women in particular. Before protesters and police in Seattle reached a treaty, POTUS told the mayor if she did not get her city under control, he would do it for her. That did not go over well.

Apparently, Trump did not want to see any violence that he did not create himself. Maybe he was jealous of the attention Seattle was getting. He called the American protesters “domestic Terrorists,” saying that they had taken Seattle. CNN reported that the president of these United States called them “anarchists [who] must be stooped [sic].” It appears that he did not want any latchkey kids hanging out on their stoops:

Radical Left Governor @JayInslee and the Mayor of Seattle are being taunted and played at a level that our great Country has never seen before. Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will. This is not a game. These ugly Anarchists must be stooped (sic)Screen-Shot-2020-06-11-at-11.45.11-AM Seattle Mayor Responds To Trump's Taunt; 'Go Back To Your Bunker' Black Lives Matter Featured Politics Racism Top Stories

Trump did not understand what his claim meant. He said he was the “LAW & ORDER” president. From his actions violently turning the military on peaceful protesters, he really meant he was the “Terrorizing Control & Cruel Punishment” president. Shortly after the last tweet, he followed up with another one. He certainly does like the word “terrorists:”

‘Domestic Terrorists have taken over Seattle, run by Radical Left Democrats, of course. LAW & ORDER!’

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Mayor Durkan’s responded with a tweet of her own, inferring the president was a coward by referring to Trump hunkering in the White House bunker as peaceful protesters exercising their right to free assembly in a park where others before them had stood for change for centuries. She tweeted:

Make us all safe. Go back to your bunker. #BlackLivesMatter’

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Then, Washington Governor Jay Inslee tweeted:

‘A man who is totally incapable of governing should stay out of Washington state’s business. ‘Stop’ tweeting.’

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There was an abundance of free food, free speech, and freedom from the Seattle police on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Protesters were in a vacated precinct and several surrounding blocks  recently dubbed the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.” A banner on the front door of the vacated police station read “This space is now property of the Seattle people.”

After a week with the police and protesters in a nightly standoff, tear gas floated in the evening hours. These protests began after the slow-motion murder of a black Minneapolis MN man, George Floyd, by a police officer. It was captured on video in shocking, distressing detail by a courageous 17-year-old young woman. The police officer had his hand casually in his pocket, his knee on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, staring at her with dead eyes.

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‘Hundreds of protesters marched into Seattle’s City Hall late Tuesday, calling for Durkan to step down after police continued to use chemical irritants to disperse crowds — despite the mayor’s 30-day ban on tear gas that she announced Friday.’

The police negotiated with the Seattle protesters offering to abandon their precinct, board the place up, and hand it over to them. This area is the city’s art and culture district. One of the problems has been encroaching gentrification threatening to raise the value of the neighborhoods beyond the reach of the original residents.

The protesters consider the area a “homeland for racial justice” and, perhaps, more. This was an experiment in “life without police” as CNN reported:

‘[P]art street festival, part commune. Hundreds have gathered to hear speeches, poetry and music. On Tuesday night, dozens of people sat in the middle of an intersection to watch “13th,” the Ava DuVernay film about the criminal justice system’s impact on African-Americans…children made chalk drawings in the middle of the street.’

There were designated smoking areas, a medic state, and a new name, the “No Cop Co-Op.” One block had a designated smoking area. Another had a medic station. At the “No Cop Coop”. Fire Chief Harold Scoggins chatted with the protesters, mediated the negotiations with the police department, and provided “portable toilets and sanitation services.” He said:

‘I have no idea where we’re headed. We’ve been working step by step on how to build a relationship, build trust in small things, so we can figure this out together.’

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Durkan’s office released a statement to KOMO late Tuesday. It read:

‘As the person who originally investigated the Seattle Police Department for the unconstitutional use of force, Mayor Durkan believes that SPD can lead the nation on continued reforms and accountability, but knows this week has eroded trust at a time when trust is most crucial.’

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Contrary to conspiracy rumors floating out of the White House, this occupied area had no indication it was under the control of “left-wing activist groups under the umbrella of Antifa.” Spokesperson for Durkan Lori Patrick spoke to CNN Wednesday:

‘City officials have not interacted with ‘armed Antifa militants’ at this site, but will continue to be on site to monitor the situation closely.’

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