Over the past several days, President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the response of the government of Washington, D.C., for what he calls their failure to “dominate” protesters who are marching and holding demonstrations to bring attention to the issue of police brutality against African-Americans.
The Washington Post reports that the mayor of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, has come under especially fierce attack from the president, but she’s given as good as she’s gotten:
“The response has been emphatic. Since Trump’s personal attack on May 30, Bowser has fought back fiercely against the president’s bullying, taunting him with tweets and criticisms of her own. On Friday, she rebuked him with a defiant display of street art in which she sought to draw a clear contrast with Trump’s calls for ‘law and order’ by demonstrating active support for peaceful protesters of the Black Lives Matter movement.”
Most of the back-and-forth has been on Twitter, Trump’s favorite social media platform and his preferred medium for launching cheap shots against those who dare to disagree or defy him. But Bowser has proven she’s more than equal to the task. For example, there’s this tweet on May 30 from Bowser:
My police department will always protect DC and all who are in it whether I agree with them (such as those exercising their First Amendment Right) or those I don’t (namely, @realdonaldtrump)…
— Muriel Bowser (@MurielBowser) May 30, 2020
That tweet, according to The Post, absolutely enraged Trump:
“Though mayoral aides said Bowser didn’t know it at the time, the Secret Service had moved Trump to a secure bunker under the White House during the height of the chaos Friday, a detail made public in a New York Times report last Sunday. That disclosure outraged Trump, who initially denied it, and he became more determined to seize center stage in quelling the protests.”
On Saturday, Bowser dialed her social media shade up once again, sending out this tweet aimed at the president:
On #BlackLivesMatter Plaza, we said “no”
In November, we say “next” pic.twitter.com/CmoleZd1eT
— Muriel Bowser (@MurielBowser) June 6, 2020
So far, Trump hasn’t responded to Bowser’s perfectly worded jibe, but it’s safe to expect some sort of reply before the end of the day.
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