Donald Trump decided to send additional federal forces to curb the protests in the country, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnani said in a press briefing.
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According to Kayleigh, Trump made this decision after meetings with Pentagon CEO Mark Esper, Attorney General William Barr, and Chairman of the US Army Chief of Staff Mark Milli.
“He had two meetings today with Minister Esper and Attorney General Barr, and General Milli was also present. Additional federal forces will be deployed throughout the country,” the White House spokeswoman said.
According to her, a “single center of defense” will be created to work with state and municipal authorities.
Protests in the United States began after the death of a detained African American, George Floyd, in Minneapolis on May 25.
Recall that in the United States amid mass protests after the murder of African-American George Floyd by police officers, a curfew was announced in 25 cities of 16 states.