President Trump issued a video message in which he promised to stop the lawlessness occurring in America.
According to Fox News:
President Trump, in a video message on Thursday, vowed to stop “lawlessness” and to continue to protect monuments and statues across the nation after many were vandalized and destroyed in recent weeks.
“Lawlessness has been allowed to prevail. We’re not going to let it prevail any longer,” Trump said in a video message posted to his Twitter feed Thursday. “I signed an executive order just a few days ago, and since then, it’s been very calm. They go to prison for 10 years if they hurt our monuments or our statues.”
“It started off with Confederate statues but then it went to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln,” Trump continued. “It went to people that were abolitionists, people who wanted to stop slavery.
He added: “Our country is great, it’s going to be greater than ever before. No doubt about it.”
The message comes after his executive order to protect statues and monuments.