President Trump sent a strong message to Oregon Governor Kate Browm amid the battle between the City of Portland, the State of Oregon, and the federal government.
Trump stated that she needs to clear out the protesters or he will do something about it.
According to The Daily Caller:
President Donald Trump criticized Democratic Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday, telling her to clear protesters out of Portland or the federal government would “do it for her.”
Trump’s tweet came one day after the Trump administration reached an agreement with Brown to proceed with a phased withdrawal of federal agents from downtown Portland. Trump had earlier said the agents would stay in the city until it is “secure.”
After my discussions with VP Pence and others, the federal government has agreed to withdraw federal officers from Portland. They have acted as an occupying force & brought violence. Starting tomorrow, all Customs and Border Protection & ICE officers will leave downtown Portland.
— Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) July 29, 2020
Kate Brown, Governor of Oregon, isn’t doing her job. She must clear out, and in some cases arrest, the Anarchists & Agitators in Portland. If she can’t do it, the Federal Government will do it for her. We will not be leaving until there is safety!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2020
Brown had initially contradicted the Trump administration on the timeline of the withdrawal, saying federal ICE and CBP agents would be leaving on Thursday. She then corrected herself and announced the phased withdrawal.
Trump and Brown’s agreement came one day after Attorney General Bill Barr appeared before the House Judiciary Committee to defend the Trump administration’s handling of the protests and riots occurring across the country, including those in Portland.
As Democrat lawmakers attempted to attack Barr for the federal government’s response he calmly reminded them that their versions were untrue and the protesters were not peaceful in their attempt to burn down the federal courthouse.