Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan Claims President Trump is “Responsible” For Criminal Riots in City
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan blamed President Donald Trump for the rising wave of criminal activity and political violence surfacing in her city, claiming that the President had somehow agitated Seattle residents to riot, destroy small businesses, and attack the police.
Seattle police made 45 arrests during a weekend riot on Saturday, in which ANTIFA-linked militants set fires to residential buildings and launched fireworks in a direct attack on a police station. The Democratic city is abolishing its county jail, and crime has increased by 525% since the creation of the since-failed anarchist commune known as CHAZ (Capital Hill Autonomous Zone) in the city’s downtown.
When asked about responsibility for the criminal activity by CNN’s Erin Burnett Monday, the mayor merely blamed Trump and the Department of Homeland Security.
“We don’t need the help that the president’s offering, and, in fact, I think the president’s actions have directly escalated and were responsible for what happened this weekend. Many people who were interviewed by media said they came to the protest because of what’s happening in Portland. The protest itself was billed as something in solidarity with Portland. And so, we are — today, I requested the Department of Homeland Security — since there was no actions directed against the federal properties here — to ask them to remove the standby team that they have.”
Durkan went on to claim DHS operations protecting federal facilities against left-wing militants were a taste of martial law.
“I hate to say it, Erin, but I really believe that we are seeing the dry run for martial law. This is a president that is using law enforcement and federal forces for political purposes, and that should be chilling to every American.”
Seattle residents have already initiated a recall effort against Durkan- for the dismantling of the CHAZ after four murders took place in the left-wing community.