National Guard Leaving Capital

National Guard Leaving Capital

( – 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.

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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