Seattle mayor responds to President Trump’s tweet to ‘take back’ her city amid protests

SEATTLE, Wash. — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan shot down a tweet from President Trump on Wednesday that condemned her and Governor Jay Inslee, telling them to “take back” their city in response to Black Lives Matter protests in recent weeks. 

“If you don’t do it, I will,” the tweet reads, in part. “This is not a game.” 

Mayor Durkan was quick to respond, saying, “Make us all safe. Go back to your bunker.” 

The tweet comes weeks after the death of George Floyd, which fueled nationwide protests. Seattle has been no exception to those protests, with activists taking to the streets in the weeks after to demand accountability and change.

Earlier this week, protesters took over the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The area spans six city blocks and has been dubbed the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.” 

When asked about “CHAS” during a press conference Wednesday, Governor Jay Inslee said he was not familiar with CHAS, even saying “That’s news to me.”

Despite that, Inslee responded to Trump’s tweet, saying, “A man who is totally incapable of governing should stay out of Washington state’s business.”

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