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Trump orders states to send in troops

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/01/20, 07:51 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said on Monday that if governors refuse to deploy National Guard troops, he would then send in U.S. military personnel to stop the riots that have spread to many major American cities. The president also instituted a 7 p.m. EDT curfew on Monday night in the nation’s capital to prevent further defacing of monuments in the city. “I am your president of law and order and an ally of all peaceful protesters,” he said.

How have other cities responded? After nights of protests and violence across the country over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis while he was in police custody, many cities have enacted shelter-in-place orders. San Francisco instituted an 8 p.m. PDT curfew for the second consecutive night. New York City announced an 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. EDT curfew for Monday night, a week before officials planned to restart economic activity following the coronavirus shutdown. “The safest thing from this point is to stay home, obviously,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

Dig deeper: Read Katie Gaultney’s report from a Dallas neighborhood wracked by rioters.

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Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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  • KeithT
    Posted: Tue, 06/02/2020 05:44 pm

    I'm for law and order, depending on how that term is defined and applied.

    I'm for the Bible.  Without it I would not know God or his gospel.  When it has been attacked, I've defended it.  AI, like David, delight in His Word.

    I am for using the Bible to declare the gospel, bring hope to the hopeless, comfort to the hurt, and in the right way, bringing sinners to repentance.  

    I am opposed to salespeople, religious fakes, and politicians who usiethe Bible to sell products, drain donations out of gullible followers, and/or procure political gain.  

    I am opposed to the President using the Bible and a church as political props.  

  • OldMike
    Posted: Wed, 06/03/2020 02:10 am

    So, are you saying Mr. Trump is doing that?  Maybe he's just trying to stand up for righteousness. I can of course only speak for myself, but I'm certainly not able to get inside his head and say what his motives are. 

  • KeithT
    Posted: Wed, 06/03/2020 01:35 pm

    OldMike, maybe, maybe not.  But do you realize how much of an Ed McMahon feeder you just gave about getting inside his head?  All kinds of jokes went off in my head.  Sincerely, thanks for the laughs.

  • not silent
    Posted: Wed, 06/03/2020 09:55 am

    I think a lot of people have confused political power and/or strength with the gospel and righteousness. I love my country and value our freedoms, but the gospel and God's Kingdom come first.