President Trump said he’s looking to cut federal funding to so-called “anarchist jurisdictions” by defunding cities that have allowed a loss of law and order. He’s ordered the federal government to start pulling back on funds for four U.S. cities.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the president is not in favor of invoking the Insurrection Act. During a White House press conference Monday, she was asked about President Trump’s recent suggestion that he may invoke the measure as a way to quell nationwide unrest.
As escalating tensions continue in the streets of Portland, the president is standing by to send assistance. OAN White House Correspondent Jenn Pellegrino has more.
President Trump said far-left riots in Wisconsin are fizzling out due to the decision by Gov. Tony Evers (D) to deploy the National Guard the night before. On Thursday, he noted that more federal assistance is on the way to the state after an appropriate request by the governor.
Wisconsin’s governor has deployed additional National Guard members to help contain protests in Kenosha. On Thursday, Tony Evers announced more members from Arizona, Michigan and Alabama are headed to the city to support law enforcement.