Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan spoke with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Wednesday night on her city’s struggle to crackdown on anti-police protests; bizarrely blaming President Trump and Fox News for the civil unrest.
“Republicans say the whole country is at risk of falling into anarchy and chaos… That caricature has been used against Seattle, does it have any effect on your ability to govern?” asked Maddow.
“It did have an impact, because the President and Fox News were so insistent on driving that message… Our city has a lot to work through, that’s where we need federal leadership. That’s where he’s absolutely failed,” said Mayor Durkan.
And here's part two. Maddow takes great offense to @KristiNoem's "caricature" of Democrat-run cities while Durkan says her ability to effectively serve as mayor has been hindered "because the president and Fox News were so insistent on driving that message." #GOPConvention pic.twitter.com/3uFQO1r2tC
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 27, 2020
Watch the Mayor’s comments above.
SEATTLE SPIRALS: BLM Protesters March in Residential Neighborhood, Demand People ‘Give Up Their Homes’
A group of ‘Black Lives Matter’ protesters in Seattle reportedly took to the streets of a quiet residential neighborhood overnight Thursday; demanding residents “give up their homes” to promote social justice.
Coming everywhere under a Biden Administration. “Seattle BLM protesters to strangers: ‘Give up your house. Give black people back their homes.’” https://t.co/MzEavZiXNZ
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) August 14, 2020
“Last night a group of anti-gentrification protesters in Seattle marched through a section of town for a couple hours to complain that white people were living on stolen land. Well, not stolen exactly. They aren’t claiming the black people who used to live in this neighborhood were pushed out at gunpoint. But they are claiming that an injustice has taken place because white people are now living in new homes in this formerly black neighborhood,” reports HotAir.
Watch the shocking footage above.
SEATTLE SPIRALS: Mayor Calls ‘Autonomous Zone’ Anarchists ‘Patriots’ Who ‘Want a Better World’
Local officials in Seattle refused to crackdown on protesters occupying the ‘Capital Hill Autonomous Zone’ Friday; referring to the demonstrators as “patriots.”
“It’s simply not true. Lawfully gathering and expressing first amendment rights, demanding we do better as a society, and providing true equity for communities of color is not terrorism. It’s patriotism,” said Mayor Jenny Durkan, referring to President Trump’s labeling of the protesters as “domestic terrorists.”
Durkan has previously posted that the protest is “a peaceful expression of our community’s collective grief and their desire to build a better world.”
— Liz Jones (@KUOWLiz) June 11, 2020
It's clear @realDonaldTrump doesn’t understand what’s happening on five square blocks of our City. Cal Anderson and Capitol Hill has for decades been a place for free speech, community, and self expression.
— Mayor Jenny Durkan (@MayorJenny) June 11, 2020
Read the full report at Fox News.