President Trump threatens to deploy military in states if they fail to quell George Floyd demonstrations.

  • The President spoke in a hastily arranged press address at the White House.
  • “If a city or state refuses to take the actions 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.”
  • Trump stopped short of invoking the Insurrection Act, an law from 1807 that would allow a US President to deploy active-duty U.S. troops to respond to protests in cities across the country.