Federal agencies received a signed memo from the president on Wednesday, as he looks to put a stop to the violence that is engulfing many major American cities. If these cities are going to defund the police, Trump wants to beat them to the punch. These cities that are not willing to play ball are going to be stripped of their funding.
This is the only language that many of these cities speak. They would have been ready to let their cities continue burning but once the money is threatened? Mayors and governors start to think differently of the liberal, progressive messages that they have been sending. Portland, Seattle and New York are the main cities that are being targeted. Washington, D.C. is also in the mix.
“My Administration will do everything in its power to prevent weak mayors and lawless cities from taking Federal dollars while they let anarchists harm people, burn buildings, and ruin lives and businesses. We’re putting them on notice today,” read the president’s tweet about the matter. He is giving the rioters and the mayors who are coddling them fair warning.
The federal government has been ordered to begin the process of stripping funding from the aforementioned cities. Officials who are allowing these lawless protests need to be held accountable somehow. As violent crime continues to rise, more and more people are being told that we do not need police officers.
As a president who puts a major amount of emphasis on “law and order”, Trump is not going to sit idly by and allow any of this to happen. The five page memo that he signed orders the federal agencies to send detailed reports about the cities in danger. These reports will be sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget, where they can examine any funds that are able to be redirected.
The four cities are just his initial targets and there are more memos to come, for sure. “My Administration will not allow Federal tax dollars to fund cities that allow themselves to deteriorate into lawless zones,” the memo reads. New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is mentioned by name twice during the memo, in case there is any confusion about who is responsible.
These liberal mayors and governors who have let these protests go on for too long are about to start changing their tune. We have already seen it in Portland and Washington, D.C. as of late. Mayors that were once happy to march with the people and issue BLM murals are now turning against the movement. Everyone knew that their support was probably going to be fleeting at best.
The Democrats do not care about police brutality or the conditions that lead to such problems. They only care about using the issue as a means of promoting themselves. Their whole message at the moment is basically “we are kind and considerate, the Republicans are big meanies, the choice is yours”. How can they explain away the lack of support that the mayors will be offering going forward?
Even Seattle seems to be slowly calming down. Mayor Jenny Durkan already watched her police chief resign and she’s finally put a stop to the autonomous zone. Trump is providing the handbook for fighting back against these budding socialists and now it is time for the rest of us to follow it. The reign of terror that has currently left all of these liberal cities in the clutches of hysterical progressives is finally being lifted.
None of the Republicans In Name Only were willing to step up and the Democrats view the protests as a political boon. That left the president all alone on this key issue. His voters are sure to remember the effort that he put in during the course of this long, hot summer. He’s done everything that he possibly can to restore law and order.