President Trump signed a memo on Wednesday evening that orders federal agencies to begin the steps to defund major cities promoting anarchy and refusing to stop mass-rioting. The four cities on the list are New York City, Washington DC, Seattle, and Porland, Oregon.
The NY Post was the first to report of the memo. President Trump was quoted in the memo saying: “To ensure that Federal funds are neither unduly wasted nor spent in a manner that directly violates our Government’s promise to protect life, liberty, and property, it is imperative that the Federal Government review the use of Federal funds by jurisdictions that permit anarchy, violence, and destruction in America’s cities.”
The memo orders federal agencies to detail all funds being sent to the major cities and for AG Barr to develop a list of jurisdictions required to restore order in these major cities. If these guidelines aren’t met, then the WH Budget Director will order restrictions on federal grants sent to these cities.
Between the four cities, the total federal aid amount is nearly $10.3B (yes billion dollars). That is about the cost of the entire southern border wall. These cities are losing control with murder rates skyrocketing nationwide in inner cities. It’s no surprise the President is fed up. The mayors in these cities have allowed anarchists to roam free and destroy property while causing harm upon those with different political beliefs. It became obvious that if they would not take action then the President would have to step in. Let’s just hope these actions can bring real ‘law and order’ to America.