Trump says he will use military to put down riots. President Trump vowed Monday night to put an end to the violent protests over the killing of George Floyd, delivering a forceful statement from the White House Rose Garden as Washington law enforcement officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets into crowds of protesters gathering a block away.
The president waited until just minutes before a 7 p.m. ET curfew was set to go into effect in the nation’s capital to deliver his six-minute statement. It came after two nights of looting, vandalism and violent clashes between police and protesters in the District of Columbia.
“I am your president of law and order and an ally of all peaceful protesters,” Trump said, as microphones picking up the sounds of the clashes just beyond the White House. “But in recent days our nation has been gripped by professional anarchists, violent mobs, arsons, looters, criminals, rioters, antifa and others.”
Demonstrations against police brutality have erupted in dozens of U.S. cities, and the president has responded by expressing dismay at Floyd’s death while urging harsh measures against those he calls “thugs,” warning that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” On Monday, Trump said he would deploy the military to restore order in states where governors and mayors failed to establish “overwhelming law enforcement presence.”
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