To do so, the president would need to invoke the Insurrection Act that allows U.S. troops to be deployed domestically.
WASHINGTON — As sirens wailed and flash-bang grenades popped across the street, President Donald Trump announced from the Rose Garden that he would use the U.S. military to stop the riots across the country that have been sparked by the death of George Floyd.
“I am mobilizing all federal and local resources, civilian and military, to protect the rights of law abiding Americans,” Trump said in the extraordinary address, which was delivered as police fired smoke devices outside to push protesters back from the White House.
“We are ending the riots and lawlessness that has spread throughout our country. We will end it now,” Trump said.
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Update #1: Donald Trump says ‘I am your law and order president,’ orders ‘heavily-armed soldiers’ to D.C. and threatens to deploy military nationwide – then has protesters tear-gassed outside White House so he can walk to a fire-damaged church and brandish a Bible — Daily Mail
Update #2: Trump threatens military force if violence in states isn’t stopped — CNN
WNU Editor: This is the bluntest speech that I have ever heard from President Trump.