White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany defended the Trump administration’s intent to bring back “law and order,” amid growing violence in Portland, by bringing in federal law enforcement officers. She affirmed the White House’s solidarity with peaceful protests, which is not what is occurring in Portland.
“These are not the actions of so called peaceful protesters, and the Trump administration will not stand by and allow anarchy in our streets. Law and order will prevail,” McEnany told reporters.
White House Press Secretary @KayleighMcEnany on Violent Left-Wing Chaos in Portland: “The Federal Government has a sworn duty to uphold the laws of the United States….Yet the rhetoric of the Left undermines the justice system.” pic.twitter.com/gFYdDKW0Dt— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) July 24, 2020
McEnany also confirmed what President Trump said in a Tweet this morning regarding the potential renaming of military bases named for Confederate generals:
I spoke to highly respected (Chairman) Senator @JimInhofe, who has informed me that he WILL NOT be changing the names of our great Military Bases and Forts, places from which we won two World Wars (and more!). Like me, Jim is not a believer in “Cancel Culture”.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2020
Pressed on whether bases named after Confederate generals could hurt recruitment among African Americans, Kayleigh McEnany claims, "The bases are not known for the generals they're named after. The bases are known for the heroes within it." https://t.co/JsAo4rBy2e pic.twitter.com/OaZjEir4xR— ABC News (@ABC) July 24, 2020
President Trump is set to sign an executive order aimed at lowering drug prices on Friday afternoon.