President Donald Trump has warned he will send federal officers to New York City to "help out" in the same way they have in Portland and Chicago.
"You look at what they're doing to cities — every city is run by a liberal Democrat and they're going to hell," Trump told Dave Portnoy during an interview on Barstool Sports. "We just sent people in to Chicago. We've sent people in to Portland."
"We're sending people to New York, to help out."
Trump's comments follow a spike in gun violence in New York City. The news comes after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the president promised him he wouldn't send federal troops to the city.
"The president has sent troops to Portland, Oregon. The president is sending troops to Chicago," Cuomo said.
"He has suggested he would send troops to New York City — troops, federal agents, whatever," Cuomo said. "I don't believe there is any justification in doing that. There are not any federal buildings that need protecting."
"I'm going to do something — that, I can tell you," Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday. "Because we're not going to let New York and Chicago and Philadelphia and Detroit and Baltimore and all of these — Oakland is a mess."
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