Old 'N Chill
- Jun 24, 2019
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- Political Leaning
Mayor Wheeler appears at minute 12:35, so you'll need to fast forward. I just caught a few minutes of this on the news today, and what Mayor Wheeler is saying is true, and needs to be said out loud. He specifically calls out Trump for not acknowledging those black Americans killed by police for no valid reason in this country and for siding with the White Supremacists who are behind all the violence. I respect and admire Ted Wheeler for telling the truth and speaking out, I hope more will follow his lead.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler took aim at U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday after a person was killed amid clashes between Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter protesters on the streets of Portland, Oregon, on Saturday evening.
Wheeler said Saturday's events began with "hundreds of cars filled with supporters of the president" and that they were "supported and energized by the president himself." "It's you who have created the hate and the division," said Wheeler.
"It's you, who have not found a way to say the names of Black people killed by police officers even as people in law enforcement have. And it's you who have claimed white supremacists are good people." The man shot and killed was a supporter of the far-right group Patriot Prayer. Joey Gibson, head of the group based in Washington state, told The Associated Press the man who was shot to death Saturday night was a “good friend,” although he did not identify him.
Portland Police Bureau Chief Chuck Lovell was asked if the National Guard was needed to assist, but he said they are not needed at this point.