“He made a fool out of himself last — 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, pretty pathetic,” Trump told FOX News host Sean Hannity in an interview on Thursday.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I heard you talking with the group. Really, that’s a group of — a great group of three people. But I heard you talking about the cities and the safeties of the cities.
I have offered them all, every one of them — and there’s 10 of them. We’re offering all of them, let us go in. We will clean it up. We will clean it up.
Now, in Portland, we had to do it because that was — that’s — they’re anarchists. That’s even — that’s a level that people haven’t seen, but they’re anarchists.
And they were going wild for 51 days. And we went in. And they have done a great job. They were going to rip down the courthouse, a big federal courthouse, gorgeous federal courthouse.
So, we went in. And we have been very, very strong.
And we have this Mayor Whalen, who I think is also — he’s also the police commissioner, as I understand it, in Portland.
HANNITY: Wheeler, yes.
TRUMP: Mayor Wheeler.
And he’s — he made a fool out of himself last — 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, pretty pathetic.
But we want to go in and help the cities. We want to help Chicago. We want to help all of them. Detroit’s having problems. A very good police chief in Detroit, but they have problems.
We will go into all of the cities, any of the cities. We’re ready. We will put in 50,000, 60,000 people that really know what they’re doing. And they’re strong. They’re tough. And we could solve these problems so fast.
But, as you know, we have to be invited in.