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Trump says he'll send federal agents if New York City can't stop bloodshed

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By MICHAEL R. SISAK

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@PTownsend Not really, smaller centers are benefiting from people moving in from New York city. For the country, probably a great thing to bring a few high salary jobs to Morgantown, West Virginia. But sucks for New York city.

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The problem is not a lack of law enforcement. Only a damn fool thinks it is and only a power mad tyrant pretends it is while knowing better.

Also increased law enforcement is not going to fix it.

Inner city problems are largely the result of poverty and the breakdown of families. Direct worries about Covid 19 plus the economic damage that is happening due to the response are exacerbating the original problems of poverty and family breakdown.

But its all based on the poverty that greed bags like Trump have created and now try to solve with a billy club to your head and a flash bang in your baby's crib.

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Trump's troops left Portland with their flash bangs and gas hanging low. Chalk up another big L for Trump.

How much is this security theater, done for the benefit of suburban Americans worried about 'property values' and the 'others', costing the taxpayer.

By sending heavily armed forces to forcefully attack his opponents, Trump's showing once again he's just another Xi/Putin/Erdogan/Duterte running a thugocracy.

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New York isn't Portland. New Yorkers are hard. DHS might bite off more than they bargained for.

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The DOJ has launched a criminal investigation of of federal agents in Portland

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De Blasio’s press secretary, Bill Neidhardt, noted that Trump sent his tweet hours after retweeting a pundit who said Democratic cities should be left to rot.

The President at his unpresidential best!!!

If you had better gun control all over the US, criminals would not be able to smuggle in guns and shoot innocent people.

But it takes courage to implement gun control and one of the things this draft dodger doesn't have is 'Courage'.

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New York city is going back to the 80's. There are estimates that 150,000 people who worked in offices in Manhattan have left the city for good and are quite happy working from home on a laptop and cell phone. Those jobs are never coming back and the jobs for people in the restaurants that served those people are never coming back. Escape New York, while you can.

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First a traitor to his own country, now a traitor to his own village? He's just about the most hated 'POTUS' ever. When he loses the election, authorities had better make sure he doesn't try to flee and seek asylum in Russia.

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51 people were shot in a weekend. Obviously something needs to be done other than painting a slogan on a street.

But this is America, land of the free, home of the brave - get over it! This is just "who we are"! "Guns R US(A)"

These are the less than "subliminal" messages with which the gun lobby and the do-nothing pols in their pockets have been massaging the minds of the American people for decades and so it goes and the slaughter never stops. The 2017 Las Vegas shooting (59 dead / 1000+ wounded and injured) should have been the final wake-up call, but the Potus and the political establishment hit the snooze button (again).

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Those jobs are never coming back and the jobs for people in the restaurants that served those people are never coming back

Add failed economy to Trump's legacy.

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“They’ve taken away their lives, in a sense, because they don’t allow them to do their job,” Trump said.

As opposed to George Floyd and Eric Garner, who had their lives taken away, in a sense, because they were asphyxiated by police for relatively minor crimes.

On any other planet, this would be a Category 5 gaffe, but Trump supporters have clearly shown they will accept literally anything the man says, so nothing will happen.

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I take it a visit from Trump is out of the question

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If Trump backs up his blather with more illegal instructions to his AG Yesman to send in militarized units, prosecutor VP Harris will go after him and then we can say dosvidaniya to this impeached ex-45th who will be on his way to Moscow faster than you can say "Lukashenko".

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Trump is right for a psychological political operation, because I am an American, I know how to exploit an American psychological weakness, better than Russian and Chinese and lots of American are weak minded

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Trump's troops left Portland with their flash bangs and gas hanging low. Chalk up another big L for Trump.

Federal agents never left. They disengaged with the rioters when that duty was assumed by Oregon State Police. The State Police have subsequently withdrawing from Portland citing the lack of prosecution by local authorities of arrested rioters. Rest assured if the Portland LARPers decide to go back to the courthouse there will be federal agents there to great them.

How much is this security theater, done for the benefit of suburban Americans worried about 'property values' and the 'others', costing the taxpayer.

Remember now, those "suburban" Americans are the "taxpayers". And they're not worried about "property values", they're worried about having their neighborhoods looted and burned. Now that rioters have actually begun to invade the suburbs those "worried" suburbanites have gunned up and are standing their ground. So far it hasn't worked out that good for the rioters.

By sending heavily armed forces to forcefully attack his opponents, Trump's showing once again he's just another Xi/Putin/Erdogan/Duterte running a thugocracy.

I guess we'll see that when it actually happens. Until then I guess we'll just have to settle for Orange Man Bad.

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“Law and Order,” Trump wrote

George Conway wrote 'High Crimes and Misdemeanors '!!!

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He really needs to, this is just getting ridiculous now. It’s looking like the 70’s again.

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DO it already! I miss NYC!!

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51 people were shot in a weekend. Obviously something needs to be done other than painting a slogan on a street.

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Bill De Blasio is, hands down, the worst mayor of NYC ever.

He needs to be removed and charged with gross negligence.

George Conway wrote 'High Crimes and Misdemeanors '!!!

Who cares!!! I don't know how his wife puts up with him.

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The problem is not a lack of law enforcement.

That is EXACTLY what the problem is and is worsening day by day.

Also increased law enforcement is not going to fix it.

They said that about NYC and Giuliani fixed it and it continued with Bloomberg until DeBlasio took over.

Inner city problems are largely the result of poverty and the breakdown of families.

And in the largest of bluest cities the Democrats for years have done nothing to rectify this and for over 60 years especially in the hardest minority communities. If these communities want to really see change, hold the elected leaders of your cities and State accountable and if not, then don't complain.

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Inner city problems are largely the result of poverty and the breakdown of families. 

Caused by liberal Democrat policies.

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How much is this security theater, done for the benefit of suburban Americans worried about 'property values' and the 'others', costing the taxpayer. 

Utter nonsense, No one wants to see Anarchists further destroy the city. If the local Feds are not allowed to do their job of course the Feds need to step in. Why is it that liberals want crime ridden cities all the time?

By sending heavily armed forces to forcefully attack his opponents,

You send in local cops, marked cars, uniform will be attacked 110% you have heavily armed Civil Law Enforcement agents undercover come in is the best way, again, liberals are angry because Barr found a way to legally beat these thugs at their own game.

Trump's showing once again he's just another Xi/Putin/Erdogan/Duterte running a thugocracy.

No, because if that were true these protesters would disappear without a trace.

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Add failed economy to Trump's legacy

No, because Trump pushed for an end to the lockdown, not to mention people are leaving NYC and many of these mismanaged blue States.

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According to police, 51 people were shot from Friday through Sunday. Six of them were killed, including John Jeff, a 28-year-old city jail officer who was off-duty in Queens. Another man died after a physical altercation, police said.

America’s biggest cities are rotting from the inside out. Decades of misrule are destroying urban life. New York had a respite when Giuliani took over. He cleaned up the city from its lowest ebb during the 1970’s at a time when there was an average of 2,000 murders a year. Once again crime rates are escalating exponentially since only last year. Mayor De Blasio and his whacko neo-Marxism is reversing all of the progress of the last 25 years.

But it’s not just New York. LA is a cesspool of crime, homelessness and drugs. The city doesn’t even pretend to clean up the mess anymore. It’s becoming unlivable and inhospitable to businesses. Chicago with its strict gun laws is also experiencing escalating murder rates, The Left says well the guns just come in from outside the city. But even if guns were banned in the entire US the prohibition will just open up new business opportunities for cartels to traffic in illegal weapons from Mexico using the same methods that millions of illegal aliens enter the country every year. The difference will be that only the criminals will be armed - like in Chicago. And things aren’t that great there these days.

The answer isn’t gun control it’s educating children to care for their country and to be taught good citizenship instead of critical race theory. It’s ending single parent families to the greatest extent possible. Basically doing the opposite of all of the whacko things the alt-Left are doing that is destroying American culture and society.

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Its clear that local authorities overseen by Democrat politicians, city commissioners and police chiefs are not up to the job of protecting their residents. Rioting has gone on for months in the name of the Black Lives Matter activist group. BLM is demanding people of the wrong racial background to turn over their property to them. The violence is targeted and racialized as evidenced by the BLM assault on a white couple driving through Portland. If local authorities will not protect its residents why not accept Federal help?

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He's just about the most hated 'POTUS' ever.

To half the country, the other half not at all, the exact opposite.

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