Trump Won’t Pay for Cities Democrat Governors allowed to Burn Down

The Governor of Minnesota allowed the city of Minneapolis to burn, be looted and rioters created violence.  Now, because of his INACTION, he wants President Trump.  The Mayor of Seattle wants Federal dollars to repair the damage done by CHOP and other rioters to her city—she called it a “picnic”.

“Walz asked President Donald Trump to declare a “major disaster” for the state of Minnesota in his request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on July 2. More than 1,500 buildings were damaged by fires, looting and vandalism in the days of unrest that followed Floyd’s May 25 death in Minneapolis police custody, racking up more than $500 million in damages, according to Walz.

The governor’s spokesman, Teddy Tschann, confirmed late Friday that the request for federal aid was denied.

“The Governor is disappointed that the federal government declined his request for financial support,” Tschann said in a statement. “As we navigate one of the most difficult periods in our state’s history, we look for support from our federal government to help us through.”

This was a disaster the Governor watched and refused to stop—why should the people of Tampa or Clovis finance the riots caused by a Governor—or Mayor—who approved of the violence?

(Photo by Ted Soqui)

Feds deny Walz’s request for aid to rebuild after riots

By Ryan Faircloth, Star Tribune, 7/11/20   

The federal government has denied Gov. Tim Walz’s request for aid to help rebuild and repair Twin Cities structures that were damaged in the unrest following George Floyd’s death.

Walz asked President Donald Trump to declare a “major disaster” for the state of Minnesota in his request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on July 2. More than 1,500 buildings were damaged by fires, looting and vandalism in the days of unrest that followed Floyd’s May 25 death in Minneapolis police custody, racking up more than $500 million in damages, according to Walz.

The governor’s spokesman, Teddy Tschann, confirmed late Friday that the request for federal aid was denied.

“The Governor is disappointed that the federal government declined his request for financial support,” Tschann said in a statement. “As we navigate one of the most difficult periods in our state’s history, we look for support from our federal government to help us through.”

Many small businesses and grocery stores, pharmacies and post offices were damaged during the unrest. In his letter to FEMA, Walz said what happened in the Twin Cities after Floyd’s death was the second most destructive incident of civil unrest in U.S. history, after the 1992 riots in Los Angeles.

The Walz administration conducted a preliminary damage assessment that found nearly $16 million of eligible damages related to fires. The federal funds would have been used to reimburse local governments for repairs and debris removal.

Republican Minnesota U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer on Thursday sent a letter to Trump in response to Walz’s aid request, asking for a “thorough and concurrent review” of the state’s response to the unrest so that “every governor, mayor and local official can learn from our experiences” and prevent such a situation from happening again.

“If the federal government is expected to assist in the clean-up of these unfortunate weeks, it has an obligation to every American — prior to the release of funding — to fully understand the events which allowed for this level of destruction to occur and ensure it never happens again,” Emmer wrote.

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Comments

  1. Really??? says

    It was intentional.

    Cannot get the public to do Socialist Bidding? Create a riot, and use fear to cow you into doing what they want.

    You are a Victim, of your own making. You voted for them.

    When the Mayors and Governors refuse to arrest and convict leaders who openly on TV state they targeted YOU and the economic engine (called business). You know you voted for the wrong people.

    You are letting them win, because you are now scared to speak against intentional criminal activity.

  2. California’s Gov. is no better. Spend everything you can on what we don’t need, isn’t worth the money you spent, and no accountability for your states debt, then shake your fist at he President and demand money. And now he’s the one sending armed men to stop people from trying to work and feed their families.
    Yep. We’re surrounded by idiots.

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