WASHINGTON – President Trump on Friday backed Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, DC, accusing him of being “incompetent” when tensions between the couple escalate.
A Series of tweetsOn Friday, the Democrat mayor painted large letters on “Black Lives Matter” on the street of the White House and demanded the withdrawal of thousands of National Guard soldiers sent to the nation’s capital.
Trump tweeted, “The incompetent mayor of Washington DC, Mayor Bowser, is out of control of the budget and is constantly coming back to us for ‘handouts’ and is now fighting the National Guard.
“If he doesn’t treat these men and women well, we’ll bring in different men and women!” He continued.
Bauer, an African-American, clashed with Trump last weekend as his administration decided to flood with troops after peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd led to riots, looting and arson.
The Democratic Party, which took office in 2015, ridiculed the president for hiding “alone” and “scared” inside the heavily fortified White House and demanding that the National Guard outside the state leave after the curfew for residents.
The White House caught fire on Thursday evening, telling The Post that Bowser’s lack of leadership had forced Trump to restore law and order in Washington.
In a major political statement Friday morning, Bowser labeled the square in front of Lafayette Park as Black Lives Matter Plaza, and ordered city employees and local artists to paint “Black Lives Matter” in massive yellow letters on the street leading to the White House.
“There was a dispute this week over whose street it was,” said Bowser’s chief of staff, John Falcchio. Wrote in a tweet.
“Mayor Bowser wanted to make it abundantly clear that this is DC’s street, [were] He quietly protested Monday evening, ”he continued, referring to protesters who were forcibly removed from the National Guard from Lafayette Park.
But the move did not win Bowser’s support of Washington’s Black Lives Matter chapter, which he described as “a diversion of performance from real policy changes.”