Trump has made it abundantly clear, their are no United States. There are anarchist Blue States, Trump Red States
In and unprecedented show of partisanship, Trump has branded NYC, Seattle, Portland which happen to be all controlled by Democrats, anarchist states.
Never has there been a US president that has grossly abused the power of the office to the extent of Trump and brought international shame to the Oval Office.
In a statement early Monday Mourning, Attorney General William Barr said, “We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance. It is my hope that the cities identified by the Department of Justice today will reverse course and become serious about performing the basic function of government and start protecting their own citizens,” in a statement.
The U.S. Department of Justice today identified the following three jurisdictions that have permitted violence and destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities: New York City; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington. The Department of Justice is continuing to work to identify jurisdictions that meet the criteria set out in the President’s Memorandum and will periodically update the list of selected jurisdictions as required therein.
The list was published on DOJ’s website today in response to President Trump’s memorandum of September 2, 2020, entitled “Memorandum on Reviewing Funding to State and Local Government Recipients That Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities.”
“When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest,” said Attorney General William P. Barr. “We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance. It is my hope that the cities identified by the Department of Justice today will reverse course and become serious about performing the basic function of government and start protecting their own citizens.”
With the DOJ branding these states as anarchist states, they are at a serious risk of loosing billions of dollars in funding. In the middle of a pandemic, cutting off funding to any of the states in the union, is not only reckless, it is dangerous and also petty.