(PatrioticPost.com)- On Thursday, President Donald Trump promised to send in the National Guard to stop the constant riots and terrorist activity in Portland if local officials can’t handle it. The president said the National Guard would quell the violence, stop extreme left-wing rioters from throwing explosives at the federal courthouse in the city, and crack down on the extremists who recently blinded police officers with lasers.
Speaking during a White House press conference, President Trump said that federal agents won’t be leaving Portland. He said that the federal government agreed with the state governor to monitor the ongoing riots and assess whether the state is capable of restoring order in the city. If the state is not able to do that, given just how extreme the left-wing violence has become, then the National Guard will enter the state and crack down.
“And if they don’t do it, we will send in the National Guard and we’ll take care of it,” Trump said.
The president also said that many of the rioters “should be arrested” because they are “professional agitators” and “professional anarchists.”
“These are people that hate our country, we’re telling them right now that we’re coming in very soon, the National Guard,” he said.
Footage of the Portland riots is particularly concerning. Rioters get violent and even throw weapons at officers and the federal courthouse every night. Journalist Andy Ngo of The Post Millennial has shared a huge number of videos from the protests. You’ll see a couple below.
Violence breaks out at BLM street protest in Springfield, Ore. Two people resisting arrest are dragged from the mob. Portland-inspired protests and riots have spread to small cities in the state. pic.twitter.com/j49zqq6w05
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 30, 2020
Donated food and drink supplies to the Portland antifa riot are also used as weapons. Hundreds of bottles & cans are used as projectiles every night. Various Portland antifa groups have hundreds of thousands of dollars, keeping supply lines going. pic.twitter.com/ZQUy3AfRRB
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 28, 2020
President Trump has been frustrated in recent weeks because of Democratic officials refusing to address the violence and condemning the presence of federal officers. IN THE White House press conference, he said he was working with Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and the state Governor Kate Brown to “clean out this beehive of terrorists.”
Mayor Wheeler attempted to appease the rioters by attending the protests with them, only to be met with anger from the far-left extremists who will never be satisfied.
Portland mayor @tedwheeler is escorted to safety by his security team. Angry protesters follow and try to assault him despite his support on the front lines of the riot. They try to go inside the building but is pushed back by Wheeler’s security. pic.twitter.com/xUydADlJEv
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 23, 2020
At this rate, it looks like local law enforcement won’t have the manpower to tackle this, and the National Guard will need to be deployed to quell the extreme violence.