Following days of violent confrontations with protesters, police in Seattle have largely withdrawn from a neighborhood that protesters have transformed into a festival-like scene that has Pres. Trump fuming. Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will,” Trump tweeted.
Gov. Jay Inslee replied that state officials will not allow threats of military violence from the White House: “The U.S. military serves to protect Americans, not the fragility of an insecure president.”