President Trump announced today in a Rose Garden statement that he is taking immediate presidential action to "stop the violence and restore security and safety in America" and is mobilizing federal resources to stop rioting and looting.
Trump said his measures would be effective "immediately" and said he has "strongly recommended" to every governor to deploy the National Guard in "sufficient numbers that we dominate the streets."
Trump said mayors and governors must establish an "overwhelming law enforcement presence until the violence has been quelled." If the city or state refuses to take the actions, Trump said he would deploy the US military.
The President said he is also taking "swift and decisive action" to protect the nation's capital including dispatching "thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel, and law enforcement officers to stop the rioting, looting, vandalism, assaults, and the wanton destruction of property."
He also said the 7 p.m. ET curfew in the city will be "strictly enforced."