Trump Calls Father of Teen killed at CHOP/CHAZ, Seattle Mayor Silent
'I still ain't heard from the mayor,' Horace Lorenzo Anderson said
The father of a 19-year-old black man who was shot and killed in Seattle's "CHOP" zone said the Mayor of the city has still not called him, but revealed he received a phone call from President Donald Trump.
Horace Lorenzo Anderson admitted although he was not a political person, he appreciated Trump's phone call.
"I still ain't heard from the mayor," said Anderson told KCPQ-TV.
"Incredibly, Donald Trump called me," he added.
"The president of the United States called me today and talked to me today."
"What did he say?" asked Lorch.
"He gave his condolences, and, me, I'm not a political guy, so I'm not, but I told him, you know I don't know nobody like you! I'm just, you know I'm real!" Anderson continued.
"I said, nobody like you, but in this camera, I'll tell you right now, Donald Trump called me, and he didn't have to call me, he didn't have to do nothing!" he said.
The father of 19-year-old Horace Lorenzo Anderson, who was shot and killed at the edge of the #CHOPseattle zone, says he still hasn't received a call from the Mayor of Seattle @MayorJenny, but received a condolence call this morning from @realDonaldTrump. #Q13FOX pic.twitter.com/ugpEgAwg5f— Matt Lorch (@MattLorchQ13Fox) July 2, 2020
On Thursday, Anderson called for the city to stop the violent protests by bringing in the National Guard to prevent further tragedies.
"They should deployed them here to say ‘Man, it’s time to go,'” Anderson said.
”‘It’s time to move on. And break this up.'”
Anderson also slammed Democrat leaders for facilitating the violent occupation.
He added he was blocked from seeing his son in the hospital, and officials delayed telling him he had been killed.
Earlier this month, Seattle's Democrat Mayor Jenny Durkan likened the armed takeover of a six-block zone of her city to a "block party."
Anti-Trump Durkan said the area of her city known as the "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone" was “more like a block party atmosphere” than an “armed takeover.”
Trump also later warned Seattle and Washington state officials that he would intervene if they fail to take control of the situation.
"Take back your city NOW. If you don't do it, I will. This is not a game," Trump blasted.
At the time of writing, the Seattle police have since dismantled the encampment with almost three dozen protesters arrested.
Police confirmed a further 25 protesters were arrested on Thursday.
Critics of Durkan accused the Mayor of only taking action after the protesters showed up outside of her house.
Durkan said the protests "put families and children at risk" when demonstrators gathered in her own affluent neighborhood.