Polls got you down? Send in the gestapo.
President Donald Trump announced a plan on Wednesday to send more camouflaged and heavily armed federal agents to more U.S. cities to 'crack down on violent crime' (read: terrorize his way to a second term).
"Today I'm announcing a surge of federal law enforcement into American communities plagued by violent crime. We'll work every single day to restore public safety," Pres. Trump says at news conference on protests. https://t.co/I6Cmz7Ykp1 pic.twitter.com/vw3rANaaVC
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 22, 2020
The would-be strongman's "law and order" push going into the Nov. 3 presidential election is intensifying. The horrifying violence by Trump's goons against moms and students in Portland is but a preview.
And then there was this.
Attorney General William Barr winks at @realDonaldTrump as he finished his remarks about Combatting Violent Crime in American Cities during an event in the East Room of the White House. pic.twitter.com/Tz2nOLGPLM
— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) July 22, 2020
Trump, joined at a White House event by Attorney General William Barr, unveiled an expansion of the "Operation Legend" program to include cities such as Chicago and Albuquerque, New Mexico, in a further effort by federal officials to tackle violence.
"Today I'm announcing a surge of federal law enforcement into American communities plagued by violent crime," Trump said.
Trump said "we have no choice but to get involved" with a rising death toll in some major cities.
"This bloodshed must end; this bloodshed will end," he said.
The program involves deploying federal law enforcement agents to assist local police in combating what the Justice Department has described as a "surge" of violent crime.