Trump calls for review of cuts in urban financing with 'lawlessness' protests


President Trump on Wednesday called on federal government agencies to begin reviewing possible funding cuts in cities that the president described as "illegal."

Trump calls for review of cuts in urban financing with 'lawlessness' protests


Trump signed a five-page memo requiring federal agency heads to submit details of all federal funds provided to Seattle, Portland, New York City and Washington, D.C. to the Office of Management and Budget within 14 days. Has been, ordered.

"My administration will not allow the federal tax dollars to fund cities that may find themselves in illegal areas," Trump said, according to a copy of a White House memo.

"To ensure that federal funds are not wasted or spent in a way that directly violates our government's commitment to the protection of life, liberty and property, it is important that The federal government should reconsider the use of federal funds through anarchists, powers that allow violence, and destruction in American cities, "he added.

Attorney General William Barr has also been instructed’ to publish a list on the Department of Justice's website identifying "anarchist jurisdiction," which has been interpreted as "state and local jurisdiction," which deals with violence and property. Has been allowed’ to destroy and has refused to take appropriate measures to resist. According to the memo, these criminal activities.

The memo came as Trump continued to push the message of "peace and order" in his bid for re-election. He has criticized the handling of protests by local leaders during nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis in May.

Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck.

In the memo, Trump continued his crusade against dealing with protests by Democratic leaders.

The memo states that "As a result of these policies of the US State and local governments, a series of permanent and provocative acts of violence and destruction continue in many US cities, such as Portland, Seattle and New York."

He specifically mentions his successive democratic goals, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, by name in the memo. Trump calls for review of cuts in urban financing with 'lawlessness' protests

Komo appeared to respond by calling Trump's memo an "illegal stunt" and criticizing the president's handling of the coronavirus epidemic.

"President Trump has been actively trying to punish New York City since day one. He has allowed New York City to be under siege. He refuses to provide the money that states and cities receive to recover." The White House tweeted shortly after the Cuomo was sent’ to reporters.

Cuomo added, "He is not a king. He cannot give 'immortality' to New York City. It is an illegal stunt.

The New York Post first reported the memo.

Russell Vote, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said the review would help ensure federal resources "do not rush into illegal cities."

"The lack of law and order related to these riots, and the response from the local leadership, is discharging our duties. Our men and women are handcuffed by the local leadership in an effort to cause a commotion and protect their fellow citizens." Cannot be applied’. “Said in a statement.


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