"Homeland Security or Federal Forces are little involved in Seattle, other than we have a large standby team in case of emergency", Trump said. "The media is calling that one wrong also. In Portland, we are protecting Federal property, including the Courthouse, which wouldn’t last a day!"
The federal officers in Portland have attacked, tear-gassed and beaten scores of people, including journalists from Russia's Channel One who last week sustained injuries and had their equipment destroyed while covering the demonstrations near the federal courthouse.
Protests against police brutality and racism erupted in Portland and other US cities after the death of African American man George Floyd in police custody on 25 May.