Trump threatens to take over Seattle by force again and warns 'this is not a game!'
President Trump is stepping up his rhetoric on Thursday in regards to using military force against rioters and protesters, a very controversial topic over the last few weeks since George Floyd's death.
On the same day the sitting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said it was wrong of him to engage in a political stunt with Trump, Trump is now threatening to take things up another level, including forcefully taking over the city of Seattle.
"Radical Left Governor Jay Inslee 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 stopped IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST!"
Governor Inslee fired back at the president:
"A man who is totally incapable of governing should stay out of Washington state’s business. 'Stoop' tweeting."
Trump repeated the same threat just hours later, suggesting he could actually act against protesters taking over the city. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan didn't seem too concerned, though:
"Make us all safe. Go back to your bunker," Durkan wrote, referencing numerous media reports that reported the president went inside the White House bunker while protesters outside caused chaos near the perimeter.
Currently, Seattle officers have abandoned their precinct in the Capitol Hill neighborhood letting protesters do whatever they want in the area, drawing the attention of the entire country.