BREAKING: Donald Trump has invoked the Insurrection Act,— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) June 1, 2020
a 213-year-old law that allows him to deploy active-duty U.S. troops (not Nat’l Guard, which governors control) to cities: “I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them.”
In a terrifying speech in the rose garden, tr*mp announced that he would send the military to end the riots if states do not "dominate the streets" with an overwhelming law enforcement presence.
"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."
"One law and order. And that is what it is, one law. We have one beautiful law."
He then had peaceful protesters outside the white house gassed so he could take pictures in front of a church while holding a bible for the first time in his life.
Did we just get Martial Lawed??! So, he just Declared War on The Public??!! It’s not 1807 this is not Rebellion!!, but I think it’s about get all kinds of fucked up here!!— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) June 1, 2020
Make no mistake about it. We are in the midst of a constitutional crisis. The President of the United States just used police force against peaceful protestors for a photo op - denying Americans their 1st Amendment Rights. Barr is ok with this? Lindsey? Republicans? https://t.co/uZGKP4twfE— Sunny Hostin (@sunny) June 1, 2020
Plenty of the REAL protestors are taking it to the burn-and-smash assholes.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 1, 2020
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 what the fuck is donald doing has he ever held a bible https://t.co/quCh9qcADU— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 1, 2020
He ALSO lowkey did THAT!— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) June 1, 2020
He mentioned 2nd Amendment rights as ones he would protect but will send the MILITARY to stop PEACEFUL protests.
He is trying to take over AMERICA by force, you guys.
Am I the only one HORRIFIED by what he just said?! https://t.co/jn5TBFkWbx
#BunkerBoy Trump had to prove he could walk in broad daylight today so he sicced the police on peaceful protesters so he could stand there and awkwardly hold the Bible. Dear God. We need to end this nightmare of a presidency. https://t.co/umEY90OTcy— John Legend (@johnlegend) June 2, 2020
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