Trump renews military threat against Seattle’s Capitol Hill

SEATTLE — President Donald Trump today renewed his threat to send the military to break up the protest zone on Seattle's Capitol Hill.

>>President to Gov. Inslee, Seattle mayor: ‘Take back your city NOW’

Though many protesters reject the notion of a “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,” Trump seems fixated on it and threatened to send the military to break it up.

He demanded on Twitter last night that Gov. Jay Inslee and Mayor Jenny Durkan “take back your city now. If you don’t do it I will-- Those Angry Anarchists must be stooped [sic]." He reissued the tweet this morning, correcting the spelling of “stopped” after Inslee mocked it.

“The threat to invade Seattle to divide and incite violence in our city is not only unwelcome, it would be illegal,” Durkan said.

Inslee fired back that he will not allow threats of military violence against Washingtonians and that the military does not serve to protect the fragility of an insecure president.

“I have spoken to Governor Inslee and, together, we have assured the people that this would not be happening,” said


But the head of the Washington state Republican Party says the situation must change.

“This is chaos in Seattle, and it is unacceptable, and really what we need is Mayor Durkan and Governor Inslee to show some leadership,” said Caleb Heimlich.

The head of the Washington State Democratic Party shot back.

“Look, everything that this president does has been disgraceful when it comes to COVID, when it comes to black lives matter, so why would we expect anything different from Donald Trump and the Republican Party,” said Tina Podlowdoski.