Trump sending Fort Bragg troops to DC to quell riots
While many states told the president they did not need military presence, at least 200 active-duty police, many from Fort Bragg, are headed to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.
FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD. WHAT WILL THEY DO IN THE NATIONAL CAPITOL? >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT MAKING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT LAST NIGHT. THIS MORNING WE'RE LEARNING THAT THOSE REFERENCED SOLDIERS WILL BE COMING FROM FORT BRAGG. >> I AM DISPATCHING THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF HEAVILY ARMED SOLDIERS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO STOP THE RIOTING, LOOTING, VANDALISM, ASSAULTS, AND THE DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY. >> THE RIOTS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. CONTINUED LAST NIGHT DESPITE A CURFEW. OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS, LOOTING HAS TAKEN PLACE, FIRES SET AND SEVERAL VIOLENT CLASHES WITH POLICE HAVE LED TO INJURIES. THE PRESIDENT IS ABLE TO DEPLOY THE FORT BRAGG TROOPS TO D.C. IT CAN BE AUTHORIZED BY FEDERAL