Wheeler Retreats, Forced Out of Portland Home, Trump Tells him to “Lead with Strength’
The radical, far-left Democrat Mayor of Portland Oregon, Ted Wheeler, who has refused to let federal law enforcement address the historic violent and domestic terrorism in his area, has allowed himself to be chased out of his own home by the unhappy rioters, and President Donald J. Trump has made a statement on Twitter about the situation.
In the following video is footage of a mob of people trying to burn down Wheeler’s apartment building:
Wheeler’s apartment building was attacked numerous times, and he has decided to leave the building. He posted on Twitter about it saying, “A police officer was filmed repeatedly striking an individual at a protest. Even the building where I live, along with dozens of other families, was violently attacked. These acts range from stupid, to dangerous, to criminal. The violence must stop.”
But Wheeler continues to refuse anyone’s help to make the violence stop.
“Criminals only understand strength,”Trump posted on Twitter.
Wheeler had a press conference Sunday after a supporter of Trump’s, a local of Portland was murdered on the streets on Portland by another Portland resident.
Wheeler’s press conference was very soft on crime, and he himself has been the target of further left activists who want him to resign, and who have vandalized his apartment building.
So Wheeler announced, Tuesday, that he would leave the building. Below is his full statement.
The following is Wheeler’s full and unedited statement:
Everyone deserves to feel safe in their community. This is what we’re all supposed to be fighting for. But last night saw more senseless violence in Portland. Another minority-owned, local business was destroyed by a violent group of individuals. A police officer was filmed repeatedly striking an individual at a protest.
Even the building where I live, along with dozens of other families, was violently attacked.These acts range from stupid, to dangerous, to criminal. The violence must stop. None of this should sit well with any thinking Portlander.Arson and terrorizing families with children does nothing except steal, and distract from, the important message of the racial justice movement. Organizations in the community who encouraged or condoned these actions are complicit. Elected leaders – or those seeking office – who remain silent in the midst of these acts of violence and criminal destruction are equally complicit.
The community must rise up and say “enough is enough” and hold all of us accountable. We cannot truly move on together and make the positive changes we want to see until this violence is stopped. All violence.We cannot allow our anger to destroy what we are trying to support. I was elected by you to do this job, so I’m going to do it. I stand by our positive movement for police reform and I stand by the hundreds of thousands of Portlanders who want to peacefully protest and ask for more reform. I call on my colleagues and all Portlanders to join me in denouncing violence and to actively oppose it by finding positive ways to let your voices be heard and to bring about the changes you want to see.
We join the many activists who call for the continued peaceful protests. I will work with you to use every tool to move toward the systemic changes needed at every level of government. Either you are with centering the heavy work of dismantling institutional racism or you are not. These acts of violence distract us. And they must stop.As Mayor, I will always fight for your Constitutional rights, no matter your politics. I will always fight for your ability to disagree with my actions, police actions, and the actions of your neighbors. What I will not stand for is endangering the lives of your fellow Portlanders. That is unacceptable to me and it is unacceptable to our community.
If you are participating in violence, I want to be clear: I denounce your actions. State and local law enforcement is working together to hold you accountable. Your actions demonstrate a level of hate and destruction that we WILL NOT condone or tolerate. But this isn’t just about what you should not do. This must also be about what we need you to do. Vote. Read my 19 Point Plan on Police Reform and provide feedback to my office. Contact your elected officials at every level of government. Support the work of the POC Caucus in the Oregon Legislature. There are many opportunities to get to work, both through government and through the community organizations that are doing incredible work on behalf of Portlanders and pushing us all to do better. Together.
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