Minutes after the presidential address on Monday by Trump’s. The US Police police fired tear gas on peaceful protesters outside the fence. Earlier On the President was been criticized of keeping mute to the protest…. Trump’s voiced out
” If I am dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement officers to stop the rioting, looting, vandalism, assaults, and the wanton destruction of property,” Trump said.
He slammed the previous night’s unrest in Washington as a “total disgrace” and called on governors to “dominate the streets.”
“If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them,” he said, denouncing “acts of domestic terror.”
The backlash was swift.
“He’s using the American military against the American people,” tweeted Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden.
“He tear-gassed peaceful protesters and fired rubber bullets. For a photo. For our children, for the very soul of our country, we must defeat him,” he said.
Washington’s Episcopalian bishop, Mariann Budde, said she was “outraged” at the church visit, which she said Trump did not have permission for.
After thousands of people have participated in the global protest.