ON FIRE: Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Called Out By President Trump

President Donald Trump called Portland Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler “pathetic” for his attempt to protest with Black Lives Matter in Oregon City where he was tear-gassed and booed by U.S. government agents after the presence of federal police were ordered by the President to help put an end to the two month civil unrest.

Wheeler tried to speak to the thousands of protesters on the steps the Multnomah County Justice Center on Wednesday night during another night of protest. “I want to thank the thousands of you who have come out to oppose the Trump administration’s occupation of this city. The reason this is important is it is not just happening in Portland…we’re on the front line here in Portland.  I came here tonight to stand with you,” Wheeler said to the crowd.

While Wheeler was speaking to the crowd he was immediately struck down with boos and chants of “do your job” and “tear gas Teddy.” He was also given a list of demands and was told to resign by the crowd.

Protesters took to themselves to light a large fire near the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse and Federal agents were forced to deploy tear gas and stun grenades in order to break up the crowd. Wheeler was caught in the wave of tear gas and was brought to safety by his security detail.

“He made a fool out of himself, he wanted to be among the people so he went into the crowd and they knocked the hell out of him. That was the end of him. So, it was pretty pathetic,” President Trump said.

Portland Police declared a riot due to the “violent conduct of the large group” and instructed the crowd to leave while most of them refused. Molotov cocktails were thrown at the federal building along with hundreds of projectiles. One assault was reported, but no arrest were made, police said.