The US president said on Monday that if governors and mayors have not taken the necessary steps to control the protest that demands justice for African American George Floyd, he would send the army. He then went to a church just opposite the White House after evacuating the protesters who blocked his path.
The Republican camp has for several days demanded that the president speak to the nation, after a week of demonstrations and riots against police violence and racism in the United States. On Monday, June 1, Donald Trump executed himself. And that is a very firm speech he kept from the White House.
After calling the “terrorist acts” the attacks on the sledge that demanded justice for George Floyd, an African American acquired last Monday at the behest of a Minneapolis police officer, the head of state threatened to deploy the army to “dominate” the streets.
“Mayors and governors must establish a massive presence of law enforcement until the violence exists,” he said. “If a city or state refuses to take the measures necessary to defend the lives and property of their residents, I will send the US military and quickly solve the problem for them,” Donald Trump said. He also announced that he is sending thousands of soldiers to Washington.
Surprisingly, everyone then walked on foot to a church opposite the White House. A symbolic choice, since the day before, “Saint John’s Church”, sometimes nicknamed “the President’s Church”, had been targeted Sunday night by a fire, finally without significant damage. On Monday, in a gesture with the opening, members of the congregation shared “free water and prayers” to the protesters.
Minutes before the start of 7 o’clock in Washington, and while Donald Trump continued his televised speech, the hitherto peaceful protesters who were on site with tear gas and rubber bullets were evacuated. Objective: Release the passage of Donald Trump and his team. During the photographers blink, a Bible in hand, the president then said a few words. “We have a big country,” he said in particular.
The move has revolted many Democratic commentators in Washington. They condemned a “communications operation” that not only jeopardizes immediate public safety but also adds fuel to the fire, when tensions are already maximized across the country.
Dozens of cities have been banned, unsurpassed since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. 1968. The National Guard has been appointed in 23 states and in Washington.