Trump Warns Seattle Democrats: 'Take Back Your City NOW or I Will'
President responds to far-left activists seizing 6-block zone in Seattle
President Donald Trump has issued a direct warning to Seattle Democrats, ordering officials to "take back your city NOW."
The president is demanding that Washington state and Seattle officials immediately regain control of a six-block zone and police station that have been taken over by armed far-left radicals.
The "George Floyd protesters" have seized control of the area and are demanding the city's police department and courts are abolished.
"Radical Left Governor [of Washington, Jay Inslee] and the Mayor of Seattle are being taunted and played at a level that our great Country has never seen before," Trump said on Twitter late on Wednesday night.
"Take back your city NOW. If you don't do it, I will. This is not a game," Trump continued.
"These ugly Anarchists must be stopped IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST!"
"Domestic Terrorists have taken over Seattle, run by Radical Left Democrats, of course. LAW & ORDER!" Trump added.
President Trump specifically threatened Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, both Democrats.
Radical Left Governor @JayInslee 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 stooped IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2020
It follows extraordinary developments in Seattle, where protesters have established what they call the "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone," or CHAZ.
Black Lives Matter activists have set up barricades and installed armed checkpoints, declaring that police are not allowed inside the zone.
The zone, which includes apartment buildings and businesses, also contains the Seattle Police Department's East Precinct.
Cops abandoned the building on Monday after receiving a threat that the station would be overrun and burned down.
A defaced sign outside the precinct now reads "Seattle People Department."
The radical group of protesters issued a list of demands to authorities on Wednesday.
Gov. Inslee claimed during a press conference on Wednesday he was unaware of the problem.
Gov. Inslee on so-called "autonomous zone" on Capitol Hill:— Rebecca Perry (@Rebecca_Perry) June 10, 2020
"That's news to me". pic.twitter.com/L3LT86Zxgq
The group is demanding that the city abolishes the Seattle Police Department.
It also wants prisons to be shut down, free health care and college for all, as well as giving amnesty to all illegal aliens.
Police announced that they would not return to the area unless they were responding to a 911 call.
Domestic Terrorists have taken over Seattle, run by Radical Left Democrats, of course. LAW & ORDER!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2020
“Domestic Terrorists have taken over Seattle, run by Radical Left Democrats, of course,” Trump wrote.
“LAW & ORDER!”