FoxNews.com reports that
President Trump said during a statement in the Rose Garden on Monday that he is taking “immediate action” to mobilize “all available federal resources” to stop riots and looting across the country, threatening to deploy the military if states don’t send in the National Guard to protests.
“I will fight to protect you,” Trump said in an evening protest, ahead of what’s expected to be more protests in the city of Washington on Monday night over the death in Minnesota of George Floyd.
Immediately following the speech, in an extraordinary scene, the president and his entourage walked outside of the White House, across Lafayette Square, to St. Johns Episcopal Church, which caught on fire during the protesters the night before.
During the brief visit, the president stood in front of the boarded-up church and held up a Bible. He was accompanied by a variety of aides and officials, including Attorney General Bill Barr, daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump, Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
On Sunday night rioters set fire to the parish house at St. John’s. The parish house contains offices and parlors for gatherings. The basement, which was also torched, is used for childcare during church services, and had recently undergone renovations. However, the damage could have been “a lot worse,” according to Rev. Rob Fisher.
“I am happy to share with you that I could see no other real damage besides that one room, and quite a bit of graffiti and debris around the exterior of the church,” Fisher said on Facebook. “Protestors easily could have done a lot worse to our buildings, but they chose not to do that. (The damage I saw to other nearby buildings illustrated this point.)”
Prior to his visit, police used tear gas to disperse protesters in the park. In his speech, the president vowed to end violent protests.
“I have recommended every governor deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers to dominate the streets,” the president said during his speech. “We are ending riots and lawlessness, we will end it today.”
Trump said he is dispatching “thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers and military personnel” to stop the rioting.
“I want organizers of this terror to be on notice that you will face severe criminal penalties,” he said.
“We cannot allow the righteous cries of peaceful protesters to be drowned out by an angry mob,” the president added. “The biggest victims of this rioting are peace-loving citizens in our poorest communities.”
…Earlier on Monday, the president unloaded on governors in a phone call, accusing them of being “weak” in their response to the riots and urging them to “dominate.”
“Most of you are weak,” Trump said. “You have to arrest people.”
“You have to dominate, if you don’t dominate you’re wasting your time,” he said, according to a senior staffer in a governor’s office who was listening to the call. “They’re going to run over you, you’re going to look like a bunch of jerks. You have to dominate.”
“You’ve got to arrest people, you have to track people, you have to put them in jail for 10 years and you’ll never see this stuff again,” said Trump. “We’re doing it in Washington, D.C. We’re going to do something that people haven’t seen before.”
Let’s face it, boys and girls. Since the riots began, President Trump has been in a no-win situation as far as the Democrats have been concerned.
If he would have sent in the National Guard and/or the Army the second day of the Antifa Uprising, the Dems would have complained that he was acting like a dictator and pulling the trigger too soon.
Now that he is about to take matters into his own hands, they are still saying he is a dictator.
However, he has left himself an out.
The Mayors and Governors of each state curently “playing host” to outside agitators from Antifa were supposed to be looking out for the American citizens under their care.
Instead, in every Blue State and city that Antifa invaded and set on fire, the governors and mayors told their police force and the National Guard to “stand by”, the same strategy used by the stupid Democratic Mayor in Baltimore during the riots after the death of Freddie Gray that caused Baltimore almost to be burned to the gound.
Just like Nero during the fall of Rome, these Democrat politicians have been fiddling while their cities burned.
They are not the only ones at fault, though.
Antifa has been recruiting young men with minds full of mush for 3 years while the FBI did nothing.
The inexplicable thing is that it has bee happening right before our very eyes.
Besides Bomber Bill Ayers’ website, RefuseFascism.org, there have been other anarchist websites all over the Dark Web.
Today’s modern technology has made it easy for anarchists all over the country to link up and to plan the attacks which we have been witnessing since last week.
The President and the Attorney General know this very well. That is why the President is naming Antifa a Domestic Terrorist Organization and why he made, excuse the expression, a barnburner of a speech last night.
While the Democrats were upset about the President standing in front of historic St John Church holding a Bible, “Big Fredo” Cuomo, the egotistical Governor of New York was refusing the President’s offer of help while rioters were gathering in the “Big Apple” for another night of “peaceful protests” (ie., rioting and looting).
I would love to see, as Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas has suggested, the 10st Airborne drop in on them.
Until He Comes,