Trump says Seattle only acted to dismantle CHOP after being warned of federal action “we were going in very soon”

Appearing via phone with Sean Hannity, President Trump claimed Seattle leadership only acted to dismantle the CHOP zone upon threat of federal action.

“We were going in, we were going in very soon,” Trump told Hannity on Thursday. “We let them know that and all of a sudden, they didn’t want that. So they went in before we got there, but we were going in very shortly, very soon, and we would’ve taken the ‘CHOP’ … back very easily, but they went in, and frankly, the people just gave up. They were tired. They had it for a long period of time.”

“We were all set to go into Seattle.” said Trump “Frankly, I looked forward to it.”