Trump tweeted about Seattle on Wednesday and Thursday after several prominent conservatives expressed shock over the protesters’ activities. He said that “Domestic Terrorists” had taken over the city.
“Radical Left Governor @JayInslee and the Mayor of Seattle are being taunted and played at a level that our great Country has never seen before,” Trump tweeted. “Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will. This is not a game. These ugly Anarchists must be stooped IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST!”
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Thursday pushed back against President Trump’s threat to “take back” the city after protesters camped out around a police station near downtown, vowing to resist any effort by Trump to use force to disband the demonstration.
“We do not need anyone, including the president, to try to sow further divide, further distrust, and misinformation,” Durkan (D) said in a news conference. “The threat to invade Seattle, to divide and incite violence in our city is not only unwelcome, it would be illegal.”
But one Facebook event alleges that Bikers For Trump are ready to defy the major’s orders and will retake the Autonomous Zone.
The event states:
On July 4th, Independence Day,a coalition of patriot groups and all who want to join are going to retake the Capital Hill Autonomous Zone for America. Antifa members are illegally occupying public property and terrorizing small businesses in the neighborhood. American patriots have agreed to come together again, remove the barricades illegally obstructing traffic, and free the people in the zone.
We are not going to hurt anybody, break the law, etc. We are simply going to tear down the illegal barriers on public property, clean up the mess these communist kids made, and return the police station over to Seattle Police Department control
*The staging area will be Seward Park. The parking lot can handle roughly 10,000 bikes easily.
— Kemberely Chaudhry #Writes stories on a bean bag (@monalisasmile37) June 12, 2020
Link to the event.
Asked if either outlet reached out for comment before heading to print with the stories, a Bikers For Trump spokesperson said, “Nope, only you.”
“The fake news story saying that Bikers For Trump are riding with the Oathkeepers and other motorcycle groups into Seattle is Fake News and spreading out of control,” a spokesperson for Bikers for Trump told Mediaite.
“We, Bikers For Trump, are not involved in any way, shape, or form with this fake story,” the spokesperson continued to Mediaite. “Bikers For Trump is a peaceful political movement, not a motorcycle club.”
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