By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com
Published: 17:26 BST, 10 August 2020 | Updated: 19:20 BST, 10 August 2020
President Donald Trump returned to weeks of attacks on officials in Portland after another night of street clashes and told them to bring in the National Guard, which he said is ready to act 'immediately.'
The president pushed at Portland's mayor Ted Wheeler as well as Gov. Kate Brown on Twitter, returning to weeks of threats to send in the guard, after reaching an agreement in late July to remove federal officers amid ongoing protests and clashes.
His language was more restrained than a few weeks ago, when he called the city a 'beehive or terrorists,' although he did accuse the Democratic officials of 'putting people's lives at risk.'
President Donald Trump on Monday told the governor of Oregon and the Mayor of Portland to to bring in the National Guard, which he said is ready to act 'immediately.' A butterfly flies behind US President Donald Trump's head as he takes questions from the media on the tarmac at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, New Jersey, on August 9, 2020
'Portland, which is out of control, should finally, after almost 3 months, bring in the National Guard. The Mayor and Governor are putting people's lives at risk. They will be held responsible. The Guard is ready to act immediately. The Courthouse is secured by Homeland!'
Trump called Portland 'out of control' after weeks of protests following the death of George Floyd.
Trump's tweet came after local