DC mayor: Trump treated military 'like toy soldiers' to intimidate Americans

DC mayor: Trump treated military 'like toy soldiers' to intimidate Americans
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Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel BowserMuriel BowserThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump, GOP allies prepare for SCOTUS nomination this week DC investing M to help small businesses winterize outdoor dining areas DC mayor launches .3M initiative to provide low-income students with free internet access MORE (D) accused President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance MORE on Monday of using the U.S. military as "toy soldiers" to "intimidate Americans" in her city. 

Bowser has repeatedly hit Trump for his decision to use force to remove protesters from the streets around St. John’s Episcopal Church on June 1. She has since had public works personnel paint in giant letters "Black Lives Matter" on 16th Street NW near the White House.

Bowser has also criticized the Trump administration and the federal government for sending military vehicles into the city to control demonstrations.  

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"We saw the American military moved around like toy soldiers around the country to intimidate Americans in Washington, D.C.," she told The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart during a discussion Monday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Bowser and Trump have repeatedly battled over the last week after the president criticized the mayor for not doing more to control protests outside the White House.