Former President Donald Trump stated on Tuesday that he wants to see the National Guard be implemented to help bring “smash-and-grab” robberies to an end here in the United States.
Many upscale department stores located in and around the Los Angeles and San Francisco area have been looted by mobs that break out windows, commit acts of violence against employees, including spraying them with pepper spray, and then steal hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of goods.
And now this trend is popping up all over America.
“If Democrats don’t immediately stop smash-and-grab robberies, which are taking place in their cities, the National Guard must be called out,” Trump went on to say in a statement.
“There has never been such a thing that has happened in our Country. Large numbers of stores are leaving San Francisco and other cities. Some chains are closing most of their stores, it is all not even believable,” he remarked.
Democrat California Gov. Gavin Newsom last week ordered California Highway Patrol to increase presence on freeways adjacent to busy California shopping centers and to make stops at the malls in an attempt to stop the robberies.
“The level of organized retail theft we are seeing is simply unacceptable,” Newsom then said in a statement.
“Businesses and customers should feel safe while doing their holiday shopping. That’s why California is substantially increasing CHP’s presence, especially near retail areas, and will be investing even more to aggressively curb retail crime. As a small business owner myself, I am resolved to holding these criminals accountable and protecting our local businesses,” the statement continued.
Despite increasing adverse conditions, such as rising inflation, seen under the Biden administration, Trump on Thanksgiving Day issued an optimistic statement about the country’s future.
“A very interesting time in our Country, but do not worry, we will be great again — and we will all do it together. America will never fail, and we will never allow it to go in the wrong direction. Too many generations of greatness are counting on us,” the former president said.
This is totally unacceptable. People have been getting away with looting and rioting for far too long at this point. A message needs to be sent that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated, and that’s precisely what sending in the National Guard will do.