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Trump rips Portland rioters: 'These are really sick, disturbed people'

Added 08-08-20 05:29:01am EST - “As yet another night of unrest loomed in Portland, Ore., on Friday, President Trump told reporters the federal government could very easily put a stop to it ?" if only local leaders would seek help.” - Foxnews.com

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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler condemns rioters for 'attempting to commit murder'; chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt reports.

As yet another night of unrest loomed in Portland, Ore., on Friday, President Trump told reporters the federal government could very easily put a stop to it – if only local leaders would seek help.

“We will go in and stop the problems in Portland in 24 hours,” the president said at a news conference in New Jersey, according to OregonLive.com.

In Portland, crowds have turned out nightly for more than two months since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis – purportedly to protest of racial injustice. But Portland’s Black police chief and others have questioned that claim, saying it’s been undermined by rioting, destruction and assaults against law enforcement officers.

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