Trump responds to a deadly shooting in Portland by blaming Democrats — and calls for the National Guard

Among a slew of other missives, the president retweeted a message calling for Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler to resign and tiptoed right up to the edge of endorsing violence, saying a video showing his supporters unleashing paintballs and pepper spray on Portland residents — and at least one journalist — reflected that escalating unrest “cannot be unexpected … The people of Portland won’t put up with no safety any longer.”

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White House Has ‘No Regrets’ About Violently Clearing Nearby Protest

“The president is sorry about the fact that antifa wreaks havoc in our streets and the failure of some members of the media to note that,” she said, repeating Trump’s baseless claims that the protests are not actually led by people outraged by systemic racism and the police killing of George Floyd. 

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