President Trump spoke to reporters at the White House on Tuesday before he left for his rally in Arizona later today.
The Trump campaign will celebrate 200 completed miles of border wall with Mexico at the rally tonight.
President Trump told reporters he will use the Veterans’ Memorial Preservation Act to go after the jailed hoodlums who attempted to tear down the Andrew Jackson statue last night.
President Trump tweeted this earlier this morning.
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…..This action is taken effective immediately, but may also be used retroactively for destruction or vandalism already caused. There will be no exceptions!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 23, 2020
And President Trump told reporters his intentions before his flight to Arizona.
President Trump: last night we stopped an attack on a great monument, the monument of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park, and I just want to thank the police force they did a great job… Really they did a great job. They stopped it cold. Numerous people are in jail and going to jail today. People are already there. But we’re looking at long term sentences under the act, we have a very specific Monument’s Act. We are looking at long term jail sentences.