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President Donald Trump of US has threatened to send more law enforcement officers to more US cities to control ongoing protests of black killings.
Mr Trump on Monday also criticised a number of cities run by “liberal Democrats”, including Chicago and New York, saying their leaders were afraid to act.
Democrats accuse Mr Trump of trying to rally his Conservative base.
Trump also said officers sent to Oregon had done a “fantastic job” restoring order amid days of protests in Portland.
President Trump, a Republican, has been trailing in opinion polls behind his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, ahead of November’s election.
Just the past month, Mr Trump declared himself the “president of law and order” in the wake of widespread protests over the death in police custody of African-American man George Floyd.
Speaking at the White House on Monday, Mr Trump reiterated his call for law and order.