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Trump declares crackdown on riots and looting, walks to fire-damaged historic St. John's Church

Added 06-01-20 08:38:01pm EST - “Promises to use "all available federal resources" if Governors fail to call out the National Guard.” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Trump declares crackdown on riots and looting, walks to fire-damaged historic St. John's Church”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Promises to use “all available federal resources” if Governors fail to call out the National Guard.

He promised to protect peaceful protesters and to seek justice for George Floyd, but demanded that Governors deploy the National Guard to stop the rioting, looting, and destruction of neighborhoods.

Trump said that if Governors did not act, he would invoke his federal authority to send in the National Guard and other military assets. He didn’t indicate which authority he was invoking, but contrary to popular belief, a president has fairly wide power to put down an insurrection.

After the speech, Trump walked across Lafayette Park, the scene of violent riots and assaults on Secret Service officers protecting the White House, to historic St. John’s Church, which suffered fire damage during the riots.

Not surprisingly, the media hated the speech, almost in unison complaining that “peaceful protesters” had been cleared from Lafayette Park to make way for Trump to walk through the park.

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