Trump to send ‘surge’ of hundreds of federal agents to cities 1

So now Trump is trying to be a domestic policy version of George W. Bush? “It’s going to a terrific surge, the best surge ever,  a fantastic surge…”


President Donald Trump is to send “a surge” of federal security forces to US cities in a crackdown on crime.

Chicago and two other Democratic-run cities are being targeted in the Republican president’s move, amid a spike in violence.

But federal deployments in Portland, Oregon, have proved controversial. Local officials say they have raised tensions amid ongoing protests.

Law and order has become a key plank of Mr Trump’s re-election bid in November.

Since the death on 25 May of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, there have been protests – sometimes descending into civil disorder – in scores of US cities.

Meanwhile, gun violence has spiked in metropolitan areas including New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago and Milwaukee.


One comment

  1. The moment the Gorge Floyd riots hit, the an-conspiracy wing saw the direction it was heading. The defund the police movement was meant to increase the dependence on the feds. Trump is doing what Obama could not:

    Obama calls for a domestic security force just as powerful as the military:

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