President Trump recently sent federal officers to Portland and mentioned that he would send more officers to other cities such as New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia. He mentioned he would also be sending officers to the Bay Area adding, "Oakland is a mess."
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf responded today (Monday, July 20) during an interview on ABC7’s Midday Live stating, “I don't need law enforcement in Oakland, I need testing, I need personal protective equipment.”
Schaaf also clap backed by adding, "Oakland is a proud, diverse, progressive city that is not a mess, nor is it hell.”
The Oakland Police department and Governor Newsom also both released statements rejecting Trump's call to action.