Portland clashes: Trump accused of encouraging violence after shooting

Portland clashes: Trump accused of encouraging violence after shootingAugust 31, 2020

Police say it was not clear if shooting was linked to fights between protesters and caravan of Trump supporters

Portland mayor Ted Wheeler on Sunday slammed Donald Trump, accusing the president of encouraging the kind of violence that erupted in the city overnight when a reported member of a rightwing group was shot dead after a group of Trump supporters confronted Black Lives Matter protesters.

“What America needs is for you to be stopped,” Wheeler said of Trump, after the president tore into Wheeler on Twitter in the hours after the death and retweeted video footage of his supporters in trucks firing paintballs and pepper spray at protesters downtown.

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