Mayor Bill de Blasio warned on Tuesday that he would take President Donald Trump to court if he followed through on Monday’s threat to send federal agents to police the city.
“This would be yet another example of illegal and unconstitutional actions by the president,” de Blasio told reporters during a press conference. “We have often had to confront him in court and we usually win.”
De Blasio presented this plan for action after calling President Trump’s comment a “bluff” and encouraged New Yorkers not to “overrate” his statement which is often “not true.”
“This president blusters and bluffs and says that he is going to do things that never materialize on a regular basis,” de Blasio told reporters.”We should not overrate his statements, they are so often not true.”
Trump threatened to send law enforcement personnel to a number of Democrat-led cities after defending federal troops’ use of force against protesters in Portland, OR which included the use of camouflage and forcing protesters into unmarked cars.
Homeland Security officials prepared to deploy federal agents to Chicago on Monday and Trump said that his administration was looking to do the same in New York, Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore and Oakland.
The Radical Left Democrats, who totally control Biden, will destroy our Country as we know it. Unimaginably bad things would happen to America. Look at Portland, where the pols are just fine with 50 days of anarchy. We sent in help. Look at New York, Chicago, Philadelphia. NO!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2020