Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is the epitome of Trump Derangement Syndrome. He has lost control of his city to the point that there is no going back to way things were. The carnage and anarchy in downtown Portland is their new normal, which is why people are leaving the city in droves. But that is all secondary to his hatred for President Trump as he demonstrated in today’s press conference.
Rather than accept help being offered from the White House to bring law and order back to his chaotic city, Wheeler has instead used his platform as a rallying cry to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
A Trump supporter was targeted and killed last night in Portland.
Portland Mayor @TedWheeler is blaming President Trump and his supporters.
This is absolutely unreal. pic.twitter.com/OjOaFx31nK
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 30, 2020
This is unambiguously victim-blaming. It was a Trump-supporter Jay Bishop who was shot and killed for being a patriot in Portland. Wheeler has no sense, no shame, and he’s losing the narrative. So, as radical leftists are wont to do, he is doubling down on his divisive rhetoric.
What makes the situation worse is that his competitor for the Mayor’s seat, Sarah Iannarone, is actually MORE woke than he is. According to Fox News:
A meeting with protesters last month quickly went afoul with demonstrators booing him and calling on him to resign before a riot broke out and federal agents fired tear gas at the crowd. Wheeler’s night ended with his security detail trying to rush him to safety and fend off protesters.
To add insult to injury, Wheeler failed to garner the minimum 50 percent plus one vote necessary to avoid a runoff following the city’s primary election in May that saw 19 candidates on the ballot. Wheeler, who pulled in slightly over 49 percent, is now set to face off against urban policy consultant Sarah Iannarone in November.
Iannarone has been labeled by some in conservative media as the “Antifa mayor” – a nickname she has embraced during her campaign.
“I am antifa,” she tweeted in September. “I stand proudly beside the good people of this city organizing in countless ways every day to oppose hate in its myriad forms.”
Two months later, she tweeted, “If they’re going to call me ‘Antifa Mayor,’ then I might as well fight fascism.”
In what can only be called the most unhinged demonstration of gaslighting by a mayor in a United States city, Portland’s Ted Wheeler demonstrates his hatred for President Trump supersedes the safety of his city’s people.
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