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Trump went so far as to propose the deployment of 10,000 military personnel on U.S. soil to stem the protests

June 7, 2020

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, even proposed deploying 10,000 active military personnel in his own country to curb protests against the death of black citizen George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis during an arrest and indictment for the four police officers were.

Only the intervention of Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Head of Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley managed to convince the president to forget the idea of ​​a “tense and heated debate”. According to sources, close to what happened to the CBS network.

Intervention by the army within the borders of the United States is regulated in part by the Posse Comitatus Act, which permits this type of deployment only under absolutely exceptional circumstances, such as an invasion, an epidemic, or other circumstance that the President believes are incapable of security forces, to keep control of the country. All in all, it is the absolute last resort.

Trump went so far as to propose the deployment of 10,000 military personnel on U.S. soil to stem the protestsTrump went so far as to propose the deployment of 10,000 military personnel on U.S. soil to stem the protests

The discussion took place last Monday, the most tense day of protests in Washington DC, when the police forcefully dispersed Floyd in the Saint John Episcopal Church minutes before Trump left the White House to cross the street and respect the death of .