At 5 p.m. ET on July 21, 2020 , President Trump held a news conference from the White House Briefing Room. The White House posted President Trump’s full news conference on YouTube.
NOTE: President Trump begins his remarks at the 40:30 minute mark.
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RELATED VIDEO: The violence in Portland must end
“The well-organized mob in Portland has become increasingly aggressive, especially against law enforcement officers,” Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters during a press briefing this morning.
“Individuals have thrown bricks, chunks of concrete, glass bottles, feces, balloons filled with paint, pigs’ feet, slingshots to hurl ball bearings, and batteries at Federal agents and the courthouse. Multiple attempts to barricade officers in the Hatfield Courthouse have occurred.” The violence has raged on for more than 50 days.
Portland's Democrat leaders want law enforcement—not crime—off their streets because they are unwilling to admit that they have lost control of their city.
"President Trump will not give the violence a pass." pic.twitter.com/DIWJSNL18k
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