New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted that Trump was trying to cut off the funding that states and cities must receive to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. “He’s not king, can’t cut New York City’s budget. It’s an illegal display,” said Cuomo.
Protests are happening in many US cities after a black man George Floyd was killed by the police in May. Violent protests are also taking place in Kenosha, Wisconsin after a leather man. color was shot many times by the police in front of the children.
Trump repeatedly condemned demonstrators for violence and praised law enforcement for dealing with protests. During his visit to Kenosha on September 1, the US President said that it was not peaceful demonstrations, but “domestic terrorism.” The US president signed a memorandum threatening to cut federal funds against “lawless” cities, including Seattle, Portland, New York and Washington.