TRUMP WARNS HE’LL ‘TAKE BACK’ SEATTLE
After days of clashes with protesters outside the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct, authorities backed down on Monday, removing barricades and boarding up the building. Since then, protesters have moved in, proclaiming the area the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.”
But U.S. President Donald Trump suggested another term for the demonstrators late Wednesday: “Domestic Terrorists.” Trump blasted Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Twitter, threatening federal action if local leaders don’t “take back” the city.
“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,” Trump tweeted. “Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will. This is not a game. These ugly Anarchists must be stooped IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST!”
Both Durkan and Inslee swiftly hit back at Trump.
“A man who is totally incapable of governing should stay out of Washington state’s business. ‘Stoop’ tweeting,” Inslee wrote on Twitter, mocking Trump for a misspelling in his tweet.
Durkan added, “Make us all safe. Go back to your bunker,” referencing when Trump was rushed to a safe room in the White House last month during protests over the death of George Floyd.