President Donald Trump on Tuesday demanded New York leaders call up the National Guard to defend the city.
“CALL UP THE NATIONAL GUARD,” Trump wrote on Twitter in all-caps with the hashtag #SAVENYC.
The president criticized leaders for placing an 11:00 p.m. curfew on the city, arguing it was too late.
“New York City put on an 11:00 P.M. CURFEW last night,” he wrote. “No wonder they ripped the place apart. Should be 7:00 P.M.”
Trump commented after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a press conference New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio refused assistance from the state’s National Guard on Monday night, which led to widespread rioting and looting. Read more…