The president never fails to put his biggest enemies in check, and that’s certainly what happened this week. Rather than invoking the Insurrection Act or overstepping state boundaries, Trump has acted within his legal rights as president, instructing the federal government to slash funding to multiple cities under siege by radical Leftists.
On Wednesday, President Trump signed a five-page memorandum directing the Office of Management and Budget to review funding to state and local government recipients that are permitting anarchy, violence, and destruction in American cities.
The memo asks federal agencies to report to the OMB all funds that can be redirected away from the cities, which could amount to billions of dollars. The OMB will then have 30 days to restrict the identified federal grants “to the maximum extent permitted by law”.
The president specifically targeted the four most lawless cities in the country at the moment: New York City, Washington DC, Portland, and Seattle.
Trump says in the memo, “My Administration will not allow Federal tax dollars to fund cities that allow themselves to deteriorate into lawless zones.”
He continued, “To ensure that Federal funds are neither unduly wasted nor spent in a manner that directly violates our Government’s promise to protect life, liberty, and property, it is imperative that the Federal Government review the use of Federal funds by jurisdictions that permit anarchy, violence, and destruction in America’s cities.”
The president also gave Attorney General William Barr two weeks to identify any other “anarchist jurisdictions” who have defunded or disempowered the police or prevents them “from intervening to restore order amid widespread or sustained violence or destruction.”
Finally, justice is coming, and peace will once again be restored in America.
This is what drives the Left crazy about Trump. Instead of acting like the authoritarian brute they accuse him of being, he always acts civilly and within the limits of the law.
He didn’t declare martial law, he didn’t bypass the governors or mayors, and he didn’t start that civil war the mainstream media always talks about.
No matter how much the Democrats bait him into doing so, Trump never oversteps his boundaries as President of the United States. In fact, he always does less than what he has the power to do,
Yet the Democrats still always find some way to blame him. Joe Biden’s recent speeches all say something to the effect of, “Look at all the lawlessness under Trump’s presidency. If you want to be safe from rioting, elect me.”
As we know, Biden intentionally fails to mention the fact that every single one of the riots has been incited by Left-wing extremists and perpetuated by Democrat leadership. Now, with Trump’s action to defund the worst offenders, they will pay the price for the damage they have done to our country.