After yet another weekend of violence and unrest in major democrat-run cities, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany briefed Americans this afternoon on the Administration’s ongoing response.
While Democrat leaders continue to condemn President Trump instead of the violent rioters, many local officials are thanking the President for stepping in where other politicians have failed.
“Kenoshans are hurting and looking for leadership, and your leadership in this time of crisis is greatly appreciated by those devastated by the violence in Kenosha,” a letter to President Trump from seven Kenosha County Board members reads.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers is not the first Democrat leader to make a media show of rejecting Federal support to score political points. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler rejected Federal law enforcement assistance in a letter to President Trump on Friday. The next day, a man was shot and killed on Portland’s streets by a member of the far-left criminal group Antifa.
Along with Portland, Seattle, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, and New York City have all seen major spikes in violent crime this summer. Their Democrat leaders have tried to appease rioters by allowing lawlessness to prevail.
“I’ve stood behind this podium and highlighted this issue for months,” McEnany said today. “While this President is always willing to show up, it is incumbent on Democrats to step up.”