BALTIMORE (WJZ) — President Donald Trump said he wants to see more federal law enforcement officials in Baltimore and other U.S. cities.

The president told reporters on Monday he’s “gonna do something” in response to continued protests in Portland, Oregon, which he said were being run by anarchists.

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“I’m gonna do something, that I can tell you,” he said. “Because we are not gonna let New York and Chicago and Philadelphia and Detroit and Baltimore, and all of these — Oakland is a mess, we’re not gonna let this happen in our country. All run by liberal Democrats.”

Trump said the federal officials in Portland have done a “great job,” leading him to consider sending them to other cities. In recent days, however, officials in the state, including Governor Kate Brown, have called for the feds to leave the state following clashes with protesters, CBS News reports.

It’s unclear what the size or scope of the federal presence would be.

WJZ reached out to Gov. Larry Hogan’s office and the Baltimore Police Department about the president’s comments on Monday night; neither has responded.

Read more on CBSNews.com.

Comments (2)
  1. chrissfarmer says:

    HEY TRUMP- STAY OUT OF BALTIMORE- WE DO NOT WANT YOUR NEO NAZI STORM TROOPERS HERE SHOVING PEOPLE WALKING DOWN THE STREET INTO VANS , GASSING THEM FOR YOUR BIBLE STUNT AND MAKING UP LIES ABOUT “VIOLENT MOBS” AND IMAGINARY CRIMES!!! Unless a mayor or governor asks for federal help, STAY OUT! Hogan has not asked, he can handle the state just fine and, gosh, he’s a Republican!

    It is not “Democrats”, plenty of Republican run cities and states have bad crime problems too- all big cities have more crime because there’s more people- DUH!

    People have every right to protest peacefully, let local authorities handle it. If mayors want to write BLACK LIVES MATTER in big yellow letters on the streets, they can do that. Alaska is the most dangerous state in the country w/ the highest per capita violent crime rate (with lots of guns due to liberal gun laws) and it is a very red state. PEACEFUL PROTESTS ARE NOT CRIMES, THEY ARE A RIGHT.

  2. Goth says:

    The numbers of murders and violent crimes speak for themselves. Baltimore desperately needs help! Clearly the crime is out of control. We welcome Trump!!

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