[Ed. – According to the Left, it’s Republicans who want to defund police.]
Last week, the Washington Post ran an article with this headline: “Trump ordered federal forces to quell Portland protests. But the chaos ended as soon as they left.” This was a dishonest attempt to blame the rioting in Portland, including attacks aimed at federal buildings, on President Trump, rather than the Antifa/BLM rioters.
The Post’s Adam Taylor surely knew that the presence of federal forces was a response to, not the cause of, the chaos Portland was experiencing. After all, the chaos long predated federal intervention. It began on May 20. Trump did not send in federal forces until more than two months later.
But the Post, out of sympathy for the Antifa/BLM mob, and hatred for Trump, wanted to obscure this reality.
What’s the situation in Portland now that federal forces are no longer present?