WATCH: Trump Warns He Will Deploy the Military if States Fail to Defend Residents from Destruction

Moments ago, President Trump gave remarks on George Floyd protests that have turned chaotic.

“I am mobilizing all available federal resources, civilian and military, to stop the rioting and looting, to end the destruction and arson.” Trump declared “and to protect the rights of law-abiding Americans, including your Second Amendment rights.”

…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,”

“We cannot allow the righteous cries of peaceful to be drowned out by an angry mob. The biggest victims of the rioting are peace-loving citizens in our poorest communities and as their president, I will fight to keep them safe.”


As Trump speaks in Rose Garden, this is the scene north of White House split in half and continue to be pushed, 10 minutes from @MayorBowser curfew

Fox News reports President Trump said during a statement in the Rose Garden on Monday that he is “taking immediate action” and “mobilizing 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.

“I have recommended every governor deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers to dominate the streets,” the president said, “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.”