Washington, DC — A city of hundreds of thousands of people, a symbol of diversity and progressivism, and the home of the United States Olympic Committee, has been in the news recently.
The most recent development, though, is a micro-cosm for what’s been happening in the nation’s capital and across the country, and how it fits into President Donald Trump’s worldview.
For most of Trump ‘s first term, the city has been the focal point of the president’s anger.
He’s been critical of the work of the federal government, particularly the federal judge who temporarily blocked his executive order to ban immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries, and his administration’s crackdown on protests and other forms of civil disobedience.
The president’s rage has fueled a campaign of paranoia and paranoia, fueled by an obsession with immigration and national security, and fueled by a disdain for the norms of political discourse and the institutions of government.
In an effort to further isolate the city and its residents, Trump has pushed through measures to limit public transit, impose a 10-cent tax on all purchases and businesses, and institute a tax on foreign travel, including refugees and people fleeing civil wars in their homelands.
On Thursday, however, a group of civic leaders, including the city’s mayor and police chief, called on Trump to stop his attacks on the city, and to recognize its contributions to the national conversation.
The city has hosted the Olympic Games since 1968, and Trump and his supporters have repeatedly attacked the city for its role in hosting the event, accusing it of failing to secure the Olympic bid and calling for its closure.
This year, after Trump declared the Games a success and the city received a $1 billion loan guarantee from the US Treasury, Trump began a campaign to shut down or privatize the city.
The Trump administration also began a plan to relocate the U.S. Olympic Committee from its current location in Maryland to a new building that would house more than 3,000 people, according to a memo obtained by Politico.
The move was a major step for the administration to take to further divide the city along racial lines and cast the city as a target for attacks.
“This decision will further divide our city and make it harder for us to participate in the Olympic Movement, to attract talent to our city, to inspire our young people to do great things,” said John Garver, the president of the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission.
Trump has repeatedly criticized the city of his birth for its support of his candidacy, and has accused the city council and the mayor of trying to block him from winning the 2020 election.
In May, Trump told the Associated Press that he would boycott the city unless its leaders accepted his apology for the attacks on protesters, and that he plans to make “no apologies” to the city in the wake of the riots.
This past year, the protests against the administration intensified.
On March 5, 2017, Trump ordered his Secret Service agents to protect the U