Donald Trump finally reached his breaking point.
Antifa and other left-wing thugs torched American cities and looted businesses.
The President drew a line in the sand and Donald Trump is about to make one military shake-up that spells doom for Antifa.
President Trump delivered remarks in the Rose Garden promising to restore law and order.
Millions of Americans watched in horror as Democrat mayors and governors handcuffed law enforcement and allowed Antifa, Black Lives Matter and other leftist goons to run roughshod over their communities.
The President answered these cries for a return of order and promised to mobilize all federal resources at his disposal – including the military – to put down the riots.
“I am mobilizing all federal resources, civilian and military to stop the rioting and looting, to end the destruction and arson, and to protect the rights of law-abiding Americans, including your Second Amendment rights,” the President said.
The 1807 Insurrection Act allows the President to deploy the military to put down civil unrest.
While Democrat governors bellowed that they would never ask the President to deploy the military in the cities, the law does not require the President obtain the consent of a governor to use the act’s power to restore civil order.
But not everyone in the administration was on board with the President’s pledge to restore law and order.
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper bowed to pressure from the fake news media and the Washington swamp and renounced President Trump’s proposal to use the military to put a stop to a coordinated campaign of domestic terrorism taking place across the nation.
In a press conference following the President’s remarks, Secretary of Defense Esper claimed he opposed using the President invoking the Insurrection Act to halt the nationwide looting, rioting and anarchy.
“The option to use active duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort, and only in the most urgent and dire of situations,” Esper stated. “We are not in one of those situations now. I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act.”
Esper also renounced his participation in an event where President Trump walked across Lafayette Park to St. John’s Episcopal Church – which rioters lit on fire the night before – to survey the damage as a political photo-op.
“I do everything I can to try to stay apolitical and to try and stay out of situations that may appear political. And sometimes I’m successful at doing that, and sometimes I’m not as successful. But my aim is to keep the department out of politics and stay apolitical, and that’s what I continue and try to do as well as my leaders here in the department,” Esper added.
Later that day, it was reported that Esper’s comments “were not well received” at the White House and that led to immediate speculation that the President would fire Esper and replace him with a Secretary of Defense more in tune with the American people and the President’s constitutional authority.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.