New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is rejecting President Trump‘s order to use the National Guard to help with looters.
From New York Post
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday acknowledged that the Big Apple will likely see more mayhem over the next few days, but repeatedly rejected using the National Guard for help after the city was plunged into chaos for the second consecutive night.
“No, we do not need, nor do we think it’s wise for the National Guard to be in New York City, nor any armed forces,” de Blasio told reporters during his daily City Hall press briefing, adding, “When outside armed forces go into communities, no good comes of it. We have seen this for decades.”
“No on the National Guard!” he later repeated. “We will regret it if we bring outside armed forces.”
De Blasio claimed the National Guard was not “trained” to handle rampant looters and violent thugs dragging the Big Apple into pandemonium, and that the matter was much better suited for the 36,000 membersp of the NYPD.
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