De burgemeester van Portland Ted Wheeler heeft vandaag in een mail aan President Trump 'vriendelijk bedankt' voor het aanbod om de federale politiemacht naar Portland te sturen.
In deze mail verwijst hij naar de vorige interventie door de door Trump gestuurde federale politiemacht, welke door Wheeler niet als een succes wordt ervaren.
De mail spreekt voor zich, op Twitter is een storm van kritiek losgebarsten op deze mail van Ted Wheeler.
August 28, 2020
Dear President Trump:
Yet again, you said you offered to aid Portland by sending in federal law enforcement to our city.
On behalf of the City of Portland: No thanks.
We don’t need your politics of division and demagoguery. Portlanders are onto you. We have already seen your reckless disregard for human life in your bumbling response to the COVID pandemic. And we know you’ve reached the conclusion that images of violence or vandalism are your only ticket to reelection. There is no place for looting, arson, or vandalism in our city.
There is no room here for racist violence or those who wish to bring their ideology of hate into our community. Those who commit criminal acts will be apprehended and prosecuted under the law. Tens of thousands of Portlanders have peacefully protested and marched for the noble cause of fixing our broken criminal justice system. They are part of the proud progressive tradition of Portlanders fighting for justice - from racial justice to economic justice to environmental justice.
When you sent the Feds to Portland last month, you made the situation far worse. Your offer to repeat that disaster is a cynical attempt to stoke fear and distract us from the real work of our city. In Portland, we are focused on coming together as a community to solve the serious challenges we face due to systemic racism, a global pandemic and an economic recession.
Stay away, please.
Signed, Ted Wheeler Mayor of Portland
Success: Since the National Guard moved into Kenosha, Wisconsin, two days ago, there has been NO FURTHER VIOLENCE, not even a small problem. When legally asked to help by local authorities, the Federal Government will act and quickly succeed. Are you listening Portland?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2020
Destroy the libs in your city, fine but abridge the Constitutional rights to safety & property is criminal.— Larry Schweikart (@LarrySchweikart) August 28, 2020
I highly recommend everyone to sign this petition if you think Ted Wheeler needs to be fired. He refused aid which is causing permanent damage to local businesses, and his Covid-19 fund was discriminatory and broke 14th amendment rightshttps://t.co/ydcK2U9mnq— Weteliao (@jerozk) August 28, 2020
True, most of Oregon has this attitude and has for quite some time. Fuck Portland. I want this shirt , link ?— JP (@Smokejones1) August 28, 2020
You just bankrupted Portland with that letter.— Cernovich (@Cernovich) August 28, 2020
JUST NOW: Portland mayor responds to Trump: 'Stay away, please' https://t.co/L9GYV7SRre— John D Marvin (@JDMarvin) August 28, 2020
Ted Wheeler is :
1. Pretending the riots dont exist
2. Doing nothing to stop them
3. Refusing to accept help
The Trump campaign cant ask for anything more.— Tim Smith (@TimSmith6052) August 28, 2020
Ted Wheeler Writes a Letter That’s a Gift to Trump, and Suddenly, The Riots Take A Holiday in Portland https://t.co/YHO8B0r6rt— RedState (@RedState) August 28, 2020