President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to unleash additional federal forces into the nation’s capital after Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser requested the withdrawal of unidentified federal law enforcement agents and military presence” from the city.
Trump took to Twitter to blast the Mayor as “incompetent” and threatened to bring what he called “a different group of men and women” to the nation’s capital.
“The incompetent Mayor of Washington, D.C., @MayorBowser, who’s [sic] budget is totally out of control and is constantly coming back to us for ‘handouts’, is now fighting with the National Guard, who saved her from great embarrassment over the last number of nights,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
“If she doesn’t treat these men and women well, then we’ll bring in a different group of men and women!” he added.
It is unclear which officers or troops Trump was referring to Friday when he tweeted about a “different group of men and women.” Law enforcement efforts in the District have become complicated this week, as Trump has injected various federal forces into the city to stamp out protests.
…over the last number of nights. If she doesn’t treat these men and women well, then we’ll bring in a different group of men and women!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2020
Trump sparked a backlash on Monday after he threatened to call on the military to put an end to the nationwide wave of racial unrest across the country.