The mayor of the American city of Portland believes that President Trump’s ‘hate campaign’ has contributed to the violence in his city.
In the town in the north-western state of Oregon, a man was shot dead Saturday night. Earlier that night there were Black Lives Matter demonstrations and hundreds of supporters of President Trump came to town in pickup trucks.
“You created hatred and division. You’ve tried to drive us apart. And now you want me to stop the violence you’ve helped create?” said Democratic Ted Wheeler at a press conference.
Wheeler addressed the president directly:
Examples include Trump’s racist attacks targeting black people, mocking a handicapped man, and attacks on journalists and migrants.
Trump had called Wheeler on Twitter a “weak and pathetic Democratic mayor”.
In Portland, a Trump trailer was shot dead Saturday. Investigation should reveal whether the shooting of the man had anything to do with the confrontations between Trump supporters and people from the Black Lives Matter movement, says the police.
There were more protests in town last night. Officers arrested several people. The Oregon state police are helping the local authorities.
Meanwhile, the governor of the U.S. state of Wisconsin has called on President Trump to cancel his visit to the city of Kenosha tomorrow. There it is restless after Jacob Blake was shot in the back seven times by a policeman. According to the police union he was aggressive and had a knife with him.