The White House is investigating the possibility of defunding four riot-rocked, Democrat-held cities. All are liberal bastions that have seen a surge in crime since the summer of unrest began. All have leaders who remain content to placate criminals while condemning President Trump in the harshest possible terms.
There’s no love lost from Trump either. In a five-page memo, the commander-in-chief wrote, “My administration will not allow federal tax dollars to fund cities that allow themselves to deteriorate into lawless zones.”
Here are the cities the Trump administration has ordered federal agencies to report to the White House Office of Management and Budget areas where existing federal funding can be redirected.
Antifa and anarchists co-opted what began as peaceful protests for George Floyd in Seattle. They soon established a no cop co-op in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) compared the violence in the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone to Woodstock. Meanwhile, Seattle’s Police Chief Carmen Best, an African American, has announced her resignation following the city council’s decision to put her in an unwinnable position against Seattle’s criminal element.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) has barely made a peep against the violent leftists that rule his city’s streets come nightfall. The radicals know they have nothing to fear from Wheeler. He didn’t even have the intestinal fortitude to respond after they ransacked his luxury condo building.
Three months’ worth of riots has left Portland in disarray and with mounting casualties, including Trump supporter Aaron “Jay” Danielson.
New York City
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is a case study in liberal incompetence. Days of looting have left entire avenues in Manhattan littered with broken glass and flanked by boarded-up storefronts.
Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) has done nothing to quell the anger expressed by her most radical and aggressive constituents, who seem to take pleasure in tormenting fellow citizens and visitors. Instead, the mayor has begun reviewing a proposal from an ad hoc task force that evaluated “troublesome” buildings and statues.