President Trump on Sunday said he would begin withdrawing the National Guard from Washington, DC, but warned that they could “return quickly.”
“I have issued an order to our National Guard to begin the process of withdrawal from Washington, DC. Now everything is in full control. They will go home, but can return quickly if needed. Very few protesters showed up last night!” The president posted on Twitter.
After George Floyd’s death on May 25, the government has “provoked” protests in Washington and other cities around the country, DC Mayor Muriel Bowes said in a military response to the protests. In a letter last Friday, the president dismissed the troops.
Bowser wrote in the letter: “The protesters were silent. Last night, the Metropolitan Police did not make an arrest. Therefore, I urge the withdrawal of all extraordinary law enforcement and military presence from Washington, DC.”
After Boucher painted “Black Lives Matter” on the street leading to the White House, Trump called the Democrats “incompetent.”
Trump tweeted, “The incompetent mayor of Washington DC, Mayor Bowser, is out of control of the budget and is constantly coming back to us for ‘handouts’ and is now fighting the National Guard.
Elected in 2015, Pows sir has accused Trump of hiding in the heavily fortified White House “alone,” while calling on the military to deal with protesters who have marched since Floyd’s death at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department.
Commander of the National Guard in Washington DC Walker said the protests could leave the capital by Monday.
“They will be hired again this week. Probably by early Monday,” Walker told CNN.