White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany ripped Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler during her daily briefing Monday – asking why it took the far-left mayor 73 days to understand the riots rocking his city. “18 days ago, Mayor Ted Wheeler tweeted ‘What I saw in Portland was powerful in many ways.’ He called our federal agents paramilitary forces. At the same time rioters were trapping police officers inside. That was 18 days ago,” said the Press Secretary.
“Just four days ago Mayor Wheeler had a change of heart… It took him 73 days to come up with that realization,” she added.
.@PressSec blasts Mayor Ted Wheeler for standing with rioters and calling federal law enforcement “paramilitary forces”.
It took him 73 days to call out violent rioters. pic.twitter.com/8OO5KDi9Nm
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 10, 2020
Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler told demonstrators they were helping President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign during a news conference Thursday after another night of protests in Portland, Oregon, as previously reported by 100% FED Up.
Protests on Thursday targeted a police precinct, where demonstrators allegedly disabled security cameras, broke windows, removed boards used to barricade the doors, stared fires and shined lasers at officers’ eyes. A number of civilian employees and 20 officers were inside the precinct, Portland Police Captain Tony Passadore said, the AP reported.
Mayor @tedwheeler tells the rioters in Portland they are being used as "a prop for the reelection campaign of Donald Trump…You are creating the B-roll film that will be used in ads nationally to help Donald Trump during his campaign." pic.twitter.com/8XdBISbIgt
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) August 7, 2020
“Don’t think for a moment that if you are participating in this activity, you are not being a prop for the reelection campaign of Donald Trump — because you absolutely are,” Wheeler said Thursday, the AP reported. “If you don’t want to be part of that, then don’t show up.”
Meanwhile, the street of Portland continue to be filled with hundreds of violent ANTIFA terrorists night after night. At the end of July, businesses and police precincts in Seattle boarded their properties in preparation for expected violent ANTIFA and Black Lives Matters riots. The protective measures were taken after Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best sent a letter to Seattle businesses and residents that police, having been stripped by the City Council of standard non-lethal riot control tools, will not be able to defend property from rioters.
Seattle’s police officers now respond to protests and rioting through “adjusted deployment” methods because of a new city law that bans them from using some crowd-control tools, the city’s police chief.