Early Monday, Trump threatened the protesters, telling police, “Put these animals in jail now.”
The president is trying to portray himself as the leader of law and order, after a summer that saw demonstrations against police brutality and racism, according to German news agency DPA.
And some demonstrations turned violent at times.
Trump heads to Florida to return to his election campaign later Monday, for the first time since he was infected with the Coronavirus, as he seeks to win the elections scheduled for next November, despite being late to his rival Joe Biden in opinion polls.
Although Trump’s doctor announced that he has become in good health and does not represent a source of infection, the health instructions stipulate that he must remain in isolation to ensure that he does not spread the Coronavirus infection, as he put it.
On May 30, Trump described the demonstrators as “organized groups” and threatened them with fierce dogs and dangerous weapons if they crossed the White House fence, during the demonstrations that erupted in the country in protest of the killing of George Floyd by the US police.