On Thursday, Seattle mayor mocked United President Donald Trump by telling him to go back to his “bunker”. His comments come after the president threatened to intervene over a police-free autonomous zone protesters have set up in the western US city.
He used the term “bunker” after knowing that the President has been taken to a secure area in the White House by his Secret Service agents as demonstrations sparked nationwide against the police brutality.
On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A white police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes. Floyd was captured handcuffed and lying face down in the street, begging for his life and repeatedly saying “I can’t breathe.”
Trump threatened to intervene in the neighborhood in Seattle dubbed “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,” or CHAZ saying, “Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will.”
mayor Jenny Durkan and Washington state governor Jay Inslee were warned by the President in another Tweet, “This is not a game. These ugly Anarchists must be stooped (sic) IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST.”
Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan replied urging Trump to “make us all safe. Go back to your bunker.” Washington state governor Jay Inslee joined Durkan on Twitter making fun of him.
“A man who is totally incapable of governing should stay out of Washington state’s business. ‘Stoop’ tweeting,” Inslee wrote. Protests sparked in several areas all over the country over the death of the African-American man. On Thursday, in the CHAZ area there were tents with suppliers for volunteer medics as well as free gourmet food donated by local restaurants, along with snacks, water bottles and fruits for the taking.
Two police officers were prevented by the crowd from reaching a boarded up police station in the area. The police officers tried to enter through a different road. “This is our city. I was born and raised in this damn city. Let’s give it to the people, the people who live in Seattle and have been thriving here,”said a demonstrator.