Trump says Cuomo must end NYC 'crime wave' — or he will step in

  

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Via:  jbb  •  2 weeks ago  •  11 comments

By:   Steven Nelson (New York Post)

Trump says Cuomo must end NYC 'crime wave' — or he will step in
President Trump said Gov. Andrew Cuomo must squash a spike in violent crime in New York City — or he will send in federal authorities to restore order.

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July 20, 2020 | 1:19pm |Updated July 20, 2020 | 3:15pm

Reacting to The Post's front page Monday, President Trump said Gov. Andrew Cuomo must squash a spike in violent crime in New York City — or he will send in federal authorities to restore order.

Trump told reporters in the Oval Office he was particularly upset by reports that Brooklyn woman Shatavia Walls, 33, was shot to death after complaining about illegal fireworks. He said the NYPD is "afraid to do anything."

"We can't let this happen to the cities. New York was up 348 percent, the crime wave. So the governor has to do something about it. And if the governor is not going to do something about it, we'll do something about it.

"But what's happening in New York, a place I love — I love New York. Look at what's going on over there. The woman who was shot because she said, 'Could you please not light off firecrackers?' And they turned around and shot her eight times and she died. That's not our civilization, that's not about us," the commander-in-chief told reporters.

"And then the police are afraid to do anything. I know New York very well, I know the police very well, New York's Finest, and the fact is, they're restricted from doing anything, they can't do anything."

Trump did not directly mention Mayor Bill de Blasio, who, like Cuomo, is a Democrat.

Trump said the use of federal law enforcement officers last week, dispatched to Portland, Ore., may provide a template.

"Well, I'm going to do something, that I can tell you, because we're not going to leave New York and Chicago and Philadelphia and Detroit and Baltimore and all of these — Oakland is a mess — we're not going to let this happen in our country, it's all run by liberal Democrats," Trump said, adding: "We're going to have more federal law enforcement, that I can tell you. In Portland, they've done a fantastic job.

Trump said Portland officials opposed the federal intervention because they are afraid for their own safety. He said unrest in the city isn't a mere continuation of protests over the killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police, but is the work of "anarchists."

"People say 'protesters.' These people are anarchists. These are people that hate our country. And we're not going to let it go forward," Trump said.

Donald Trump and Andrew CuomoGetty Images; Reuters

Trump repeatedly mentioned a surge in violent crime in Chicago and said presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would preside over worsening crime if elected.

"This is worse than Afghanistan, by far. This is worse than anything anyone's ever seen — all run by the same liberal Democrats. And you know what? If Biden got in, that would be true for the country, the whole country would go to hell, and we're not going to let it go to hell," Trump said.


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JBB
1  seeder  JBB    2 weeks ago

Does Trump intend on Occupying New York? Whoa!

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
1.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago

On has to wonder when members of Trump's goon squads are going to realize they are undertaking actions in violation of the US Constitution.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1.1    2 weeks ago

How is trying to restore order in New York and other major cities from the violence being committed by unpeaceful protestors and political agitators violate the Constitution?

Why is the mayor not protecting the peaceful citizens of New York and allowing this anarchy to continue.

Most patriotic American citizens support the cops and law and order in general.

 
 
 
JBB
1.1.2  seeder  JBB  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1.1    2 weeks ago

The "Federal Agents" Trump is deploying to American cities are militarily tactical units. Armed and Armored Shock Troops! 

 
 
 
JBB
1.1.3  seeder  JBB  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

We have law enforcement in NY. Sending in federal troops to occupy New York City is something altogether different...

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.1.4  Greg Jones  replied to  JBB @1.1.3    2 weeks ago

The problem seems to be is the turd mayor is not allowing law enforcement to enforce the law.

This kowtowing to violent thugs is causing a radical increase in crimes of violence against the peaceful citizens and New York City cops.

It seems the same thing is occurring in Chicago, Portland, and other cities, where the cops are ordered to stand down by leftist anarchists ass kissing mayors.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
1.1.5  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.4    2 weeks ago

Obviously you've forgotten what the started the protests and riots in the first place Greg.

But of course you are all in on members of the press being beaten, old men being abused, and vets being attacked and people of color being murdered just so you can maintain your white privilege.

           

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
1.1.6  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

You are way on the wrong side of the civil rights argument Greg, and the will of the American people.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
1.1.7  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  JBB @1.1.2    2 weeks ago

What about the Posse Comitatus?

 
 
 
Adam_Selene
2  Adam_Selene    2 weeks ago

Think of a shark.

Dumber than a box of rocks but perfectly equipped by nature with a single minded drive for survival. 

Trump is now in survival mode.

This is not just about  pi**ing off blue cities.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
2.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Adam_Selene @2    2 weeks ago

Bingo!

 
 
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