Democrats could learn a thing or two (or over a thousand plus). Starting with consistency. When Trump says he will do something, he will do it, at least within the bounds of his legally endowed power.
Trump has long warned that cities that deliberately permit riots and anarchy may eventually face issues with receiving federal funding, and some mayors just didn’t take the hint, notably the mayors of Portland, San Francisco, and New York City, including in a memorandum issued just a few weeks ago.
“It is the policy and purpose of the United States Government to protect the lives and property of all people in the United States from unlawful acts of violence and destruction” and that “without law and order, democracy cannot function,” [Trump said].
“Anarchy has recently beset some of our States and cities … for the past few months, several State and local governments have contributed to the violence and destruction in their jurisdictions by failing to enforce the law, disempowering and significantly defunding their police departments, and refusing to accept offers of Federal law enforcement assistance … My Administration will not allow Federal tax dollars to fund cities that allow themselves to deteriorate into lawless zones.” [Source: The Washington Examiner]
Unsurprisingly, the mayors of ultra-liberal cities blew off Trump and continued to endanger Americans, clearly thinking they wouldn’t face any real consequences.
Now, as a result of their deliberate endangerment of American citizens, not to mention complete disregard of the law and complete disrespect towards law enforcement officers, these cities have the dubious designation of “anarchist cities,” which means that the federal government has formally moved towards reevaluating their funding. And those three cities would be Portland, San Francisco, and New York City.
The Department of Justice issued a rather scathing statement that clearly and explicitly outlined why all three of these leftist cesspools now face imminent federal funding cuts, which was followed by equally scathing commentary from AG Barr, who, along with the rest of law-abiding Americans, has absolutely had it with deliberate destruction and violence across American cities.
“When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest,” Barr said.
“We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance. It is my hope that the cities identified by the Department of Justice today will reverse course and become serious about performing the basic function of government and start protecting their own citizens,” Barr added. [Source: The Western Journal]
Considering that these cities are all Democrat-led, they are already living credit line to credit line, entirely off the taxpaying dollars of the few taxpaying citizens who apparently cannot escape a liberal city filled with raving, deliberately unemployed lunatics. In short, federal funding is an effective lifeline to these cities, funding that they cannot do without.
After all, leftist, anarchist mayors have been largely been shielded from the worst impacts of their own terrible decisions, considering they don’t have to deal with a business that’s been burned down, nor do they have to deal with being randomly attacked or shot in the street, given the personal security detail they enjoy (other hardworking citizens and business owners are not so lucky).
Without federal funding, it’s going to get awfully interesting to see how these cities’ mayors attempt to continue living the high life while preening for the fake news media, never having to suffer the consequences of their arbitrary lockdowns and open arms approach to likely Chinese-funded BLM “activists.”
That’s why it’s even sweeter that the AG and DOJ may move to designate other cities as anarchist jurisdictions, which will hopefully encourage cities to allow police to do their jobs. If not, they may actually find themselves face to face with rioters that hate them just as much as they hate everything else remotely indicative of America.
In fact, the situation across various Democratic cities has become so bad that even Governor Cuomo has grudgingly announced that he might consider employing the National Guard on Election Day to ensure New Yorkers can vote safely and in peace.
Then again, Trump offered to help Cuomo on June 1, in spite of Cuomo’s relentlessly childish attacks on Trump; however, since Trump’s focus is Americans, not swamp-tastic politics, he came across as the adult (again).
“We’ll send you the National Guard if you want. You have the largest police force in the country, 40,000 people, I understand, but what’s going on in New York is terrible, it’s terrible, of all the places,” he said during a June 1 conference call with Cuomo and other governors. [Source: Fox News]
Looks like Cuomo may finally take Trump up on that offer. Either that, or it takes cutting federal funding to get already beyond bankrupt New York and even more bankrupt New York City’s attention.
Either that, or he is now actually some afraid of the monsters he’s created after some very interesting graffiti that named him and DeBlasio appeared directly on New York City’s increasingly graphic city display: “F*** CUOMO AND DE BLASIO.”
Whether or not Cuomo ultimately plays ball remains to be seen, but in the meantime, Trump is winning, again, by following the laws and respecting the wishes of the American people.