(ReliableNews.org) – Last week, President Donald Trump warned governors and rioters he was going to call on the military to quell the violence if it didn’t stop. Washington, DC was one of the places where people were acting like fools and damaging property. In response, the president asked the National Guard to come into the city — they did and now it looks like it worked.
On June 7, President Trump announced the guardsmen could start going home.
I have just given an order for our National Guard to start the process of withdrawing from Washington, D.C., now that everything is under perfect control. They will be going home, but can quickly return, if needed. Far fewer protesters showed up last night than anticipated!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2020
There are currently 3,900 troops in the capital and Maj. Gen. William Walker is saying those from out-of-state will be leaving as early as Monday.
The protests in the capital have been relatively peaceful since the president issued his warning on June 1. Although there isn’t irrefutable evidence, it certainly looks like his de-escalation strategy worked in the city.
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