Trump mobilizing 'heavily armed' military to stop protests

The president said he would deploy the United States Army if governors failed to use the National Guard more forcefully amid protests.
6:58 | 06/01/20

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Transcript for Trump mobilizing 'heavily armed' military to stop protests
My fellow Americans my first and highest duty. As president is to defend our great country. And the American people. I swore an oath to uphold the laws of our nation. And that is exactly watt I will do. All Americans were rightly sickened. And revolted. By the brutal death of George Floyd. My administration is fully committed. That for Georgia and his family justice will be served. He will not have died in game. But we cannot allow the righteous cries and peaceful protesters. To be drowned out by an angry mob. The biggest victims of the writing our peace loving citizens and our poorest communities. And as their president I will fight to keep them safe. I will fight to protect you. I am your president of law and order and an ally of all peaceful protesters. But in recent days. Our nation has been gripped. By professional anarchy is. Violent mobs arsonists looters criminals riders and T phone and others. A number of state or local governments have failed to take necessary action to safeguard there residence. It is and people have been savagely beaten. Like the young man in Dallas Texas who is left dying on the street. Or the woman in upstate New York viciously attacked. By dangers thugs. Small business owners have seen did dreams utterly destroyed. New York's finest have been hit in the face with bricks. Brave nurses. Who have battled the virus are afraid to leave their homes. A police precinct has been overrun. Here in the nation's capital with the Lincoln Memorial. And the World War II memorial. Have been vandalized. One of our most historic churches was set ablaze. A federal officer in California an African American enforcement here up. We shot. And killed. These are not acts of peaceful protests. These are acts of domestic. Terror. The destruction of innocent life. And this spilling of innocent blood is an offense to humanity. And a crime against god. America needs creation not destruction. Cooperation. Not contempt. Security. Not anarchy. Healy not hatred. Justice. Not chaos this is our mission. And we will succeed 100%. We will succeed our country always wins. That is why I am taking immediate presidential action. To stop the violence and restore security and safety in American. I am mobilizing all available federal resources civilian and military. To stop the rioting and looting. To end the destruction and arson. And to protect the rights of law abiding Americans including. Your Second Amendment. Rights. Therefore. The following measures are going into effect immediately. First we are ending the riots and a lot lawlessness. That has spread throughout our country. We will end it now. Today I have strongly recommend it 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. If the city year's state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property. Of their residence. Then I will deploy the united states military. And quickly solve the problem for them. I am also taking in swift and decisive action to protect our great capitol Washington DC. What happened did this city last night was a total disgrace. As we speak. I am dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers. Military personnel. And law enforcement offices. To stop the rioting. Looting vandalism. Assaults. And the wanton destruction. Of property. We are putting everybody on warning our 7 o'clock curfew. Will be strictly enforced. Those who threaten innocent life and property. Will be arrested. Detained and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I want the organizers of this terra. To be on notice that you'll face severe criminal penalties. And a lengthy sentences. In jail. This includes and T fell and others who are leading investigators. Of this violence. One law and order. And that is what it is one law we have will on beautiful law. And once that is restored and fully restored. We will help you. We will help your business and we will help your family. America is founded upon the rule of law. It is the foundation of our prosperity our freedom and our very way of life. But where there is no law there is no opportunity. Where there is no justice there is no liberty. Where there is no safety. There is no future. We must never give in to anger or hatred. If malisse who are violence rains then none of us is free. I take these actions today. With firm resolve. And with a true and passionate love for rock country. By far our greatest days. Lie ahead. Thank you very much and now I'm going to pay my respects to a very very special place thank you very much.

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