- President Donald Trump has announced he will be deploying thousands of military troops
- This comes as the US is experiencing violent riots with looting taking place across the country
- The unrest is as a result of the death of George Floyd which has sparked outrage across America
Amid the immense unrest following George Floyd's death, President Donald Trump vowed to deploy thousands of military troops to put an end to the violent riots and looting taking place in the country.
The American leader insists that he is the boss of law and order in the United States. However, outrage has rippled through the nation after it appears that the first line of action for the military was to pepper spray and shoot rubber bullets at peaceful protesters.
While Trump promises that justice will be served for Floyd, whose death sparked international outrage over police brutality, he highlighted that he wouldn't allow the 'angry mob' to steal the spotlight from peaceful protesters.
The looting, according to Trump, was victimizing citizens in 'our poorest communities' and the president vowed to keep those citizens safe. He then referred to himself as: "Your president of law and order, and an ally of all peaceful protesters."
Trump slammed law enforcement for not doing enough to protect citizens and small businesses from looters.
Moving to shut down 'domestic terror', Trump promised that if mayors and governors didn't do enough to protect their streets, then he had no option but to step in.
The president mobilized 'thousands and thousands of heavily-armed soldiers' to end the 'wanton destruction of property'.
But TMZ reports that Trump doesn't actually have the authority to send troops in unless requested to do so by governors, many of whom have rejected the offer.
Recall that Trump was briefly taken to an underground bunker in the White House after rioters gathered outside the premises housing the US president and his family.
A source in the White House disclosed that the president was in the underground bunker for a little under an hour before being brought upstairs.
A law enforcement source and another source familiar with the matter also told CNN that the first lady, Melania Trump and their son, Barron, were also taken to the bunker.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Trump has continued to surprise many Americans and people around the world with his attitude towards values and events as he is now facing criticism for ordering the clearance of protesters from St. John with teargas because he wanted to pose with a bible in front of the church.
During the photo session, a reporter was said to have asked the combative president: “Is that your Bible?” in which Trump simply answered “It’s a Bible,” hoisting it up for reporters to see.
In a related development, Derek Chauvin, a US police officer, who was seen in a video kneeling on the neck of Floyd, has been charged with murder.
This followed widespread protests over his death. George Floyd was arrested for allegedly using a fake $20 note in a shop. Chauvin has now been charged with third-degree murder and m*nslaughter, prosecutors said.
He was taken into custody on Friday, May 29, by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
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