Operation Legend: Is Trump targeting women governors and mayors? Internet labels POTUS as 'fascist dictator'
A user wrote, 'This 'operation legend' is going to be popping off and all cities that have female mayors' while another said that 'it’s going after states that are blue with women governor'
Donald Trump’s latest initiative Operation Legend has left many worried over the consequences of federal law enforcement to control criminal rioting and property destruction in the wake of George Floyd's death. A significant number of Internet users took to Twitter to express their concern over Trump allegedly targeting female governor and mayors with Operation Legend.
The discussion ensued after one Twitter user noted that federal officers were deployed in places where none of the federal properties were damaged. The tweet read, “I don't understand why they're saying it's to protect Federal property but there's not really a problem in NM so why are they going there? you're not going there to investigate murders and this isn't the pre-crime.”
Responding to the above tweet and presenting their explanation for Trump’s action, one pointed out that Operation Legend clearly targets female governors and mayors. “NM has a woman Dem governor Michelle Grisham. Portland - woman Dem governor Kate Brown
Seattle - woman Dem mayor Jenny Durkan (he hates the governor Jay Inslee, too) Chicago- woman Dem mayor Lori Lightfoot”, the tweet read.
Similarly, many Twitter users established that Trump was only going after female politicians. One wrote, "This 'operation legend' is going to be popping off and all cities that have female mayors.” While another added, “Idk if it’s me, but this Operation Legend is looking like it’s going after states that are blue with women governor.”
"Here's the thing. It's gonna like REAL BAD for @realDonaldTrump when FEDERAL TROOPS start killing Americans. And THAT is what's going to happen in Chicago. Cuz Chicago don't f**k around. Operation Legend will soon be Operation YA DONE F**KED UP. #TreasonousTrump," wrote an angry user. "Remember when we were making the comparisons between trump and Nazis and y’all were like “don’t be hyperbolic “Operation Legend is exactly what we were talking about. We need to get this fascist dicktater #GestapoTrump the f**k out of our White House now!" commented another.
Meanwhile, a few users have stated that Operation Legend was put into place only because the mayors and governors “failed to do their job” and protect protesters. One wrote, “If the Mayors & Governors used their resources & would shut down the violence & destruction there would be no need for Operation Legend. Let the officers do their jobs & stop the lawlessness from hurting innocent people. You’ve made them prisoners of their own homes from violence.”
Operation Legend has been named after LeGend Taliferro, a four-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Kansas City, Missouri on June 29. The initiative was announced on July 8, 2020, to bring federal agents into Kansas City to assist local authorities with combating crimes. On Wednesday, July 22, Trump announced plans to expand Operation Legend further to Albuquerque, Chicago, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.