The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has unleashed a wave of messages on his Twitter account to denounce the protesters in Portland, a city that has been the scene of skirmishes with the police for weeks in the middle of marches against police brutality.
The most serious of these messages has been one loaded with insults against the mayor. Trump has simply added: “I would moderate the language, but it is TRUE.” He has also retweeted other messages accusing Wheeler of “war crimes” and having “blood on his hands”
Protests against police brutality have recharged after the deaths of two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin, at the hands of a 17-year-old sympathizer who, he says, acted in self-defense by killing two assailants with his assault rifle.
Trump has not directly addressed the incident, and will travel to the city on Tuesday to speak with police about the event that triggered this new crisis: the shots that the young black Jacob Blake received during a police arrest.
The young man is now paralyzed and convalescing in the hospital. The United Nations, after seeing the images, has considered that the Police acted with excessive force.