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Inslee statement on Trump's threat to deploy military to put down protests

June 1, 2020

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Gov. Jay Inslee responded to President's Trump's threat to deploy the military in response to protesters tonight. 

"This president has repeatedly proven he is incapable of governing. He has shown nothing but false bravado throughout the chaos that has accompanied his time in office. His admiration of authoritarians around the world should not allow him to violate 200 years of American tradition of local law enforcement. We have activated the National Guard in our state and made them available to any community who requests it.

"Our country is defined by our collective character and democratic ideals, not by reactionary calls for division and not by threatening Americans with their own military."

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