US President Donald Trump threatened to deploy the army unless the states take the action needed to curb the country’s violent protestors over the African-American George Floyd’s custodian killing.
During an address to the nation from the Rose Garden of the White House, Trump declared on Monday that he would deploy thousands of heavily armed troops, military, and police to avoid riots, looting, vandalism, arson, assaults, and willful destruction.
He said, “Today I have strongly recommended to every governor to deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers that we dominate the streets. Mayors and governors must establish an overwhelming law enforcement presence until the violence has been quelled.”
He continued, “If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and proper of their residents, then I will deploy the US military and quickly solve the problem for them.”
“Professional anarchists, violent mobs, arsonists, looters, criminals, rioting parties, and more have gripped this country in recent days,” Trump said.
At the same time, though, Trump also said, in her speech to the nation, that all Americans were “rightly sickened, and revolted by Floyd’s brutal death,” citing that the justice will be served.
He told the country of his undergoing actions to curb crime and restore protection and security in America.
Billions of dollars’ worth of property have been destroyed in the United States for nearly a week now, and rioters have ravaged shopping centers, stores, and malls in the vengeance of the killing of a 46-year-old in Minneapolis.