Trump addressed the nation and promised he would seek justice for George Floyd hile also stating he would enact measures to be a halt to riots and looting.
After it was reported that President Donald Trump spent his evening in an underground bunker as the White House's lights were shut off amid protesting in Washington, D.C., Trump has come forward to speak about the civil unrest sweeping across the nation. President Trump has been criticized over the last few days about how he's responded to the protests, riots, and looting, and he addressed the nation, and beyond, in a press conference on Monday (June 1).
Trump stated that he was "revolted by the brutal death of George Floyd" and promised Floyd's family that "justice will be served." The President acknowledged the protests and said that he and his administration wouldn't allow the peaceful demonstrations to be "drowned out by an angry mob." After declaring himself the president of "law and order," Trump said he would do all that it took to protect American citizens.
"That is why I am taking immediate presidential action to stop the violence and restore security and safety in America," he added. "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."
Unsurprisingly, his presidential address has rubbed a few people the wrong way as critics claimed that his word usage was language that incited violence among citizens. Take a look for yourself by watching Trump below.
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BREAKING: Addressing a nation on edge, Pres. Trump called himself the "law and order" president, and said he is mobilizing "heavily armed" military to stop continued protests in Washington, D.C. over the death of George Floyd. Before Pres. Trump spoke, what appeared to be gas was used to disperse peaceful protesters in Lafayette Park near St. John's Church, which was briefly set on fire last night. Trump then walked across Pennsylvania Ave. to appear before cameras at the church, holding a Bible. abcn.ws/3drsPzV #donaldtrump #georgefloyd #protests #washingtondc #military #usmilitary #nationalguard #stjohnschurch