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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.

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