Showdown: Law-and-order president versus protesters
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States appears on the cusp of a showdown not seen in decades, between a president billing himself as hard-nosed and law-and-order and protesters demanding justice after generations of racism. President Donald Trump has threatened to call out the military if governors don’t get protests under control. His critics call it an overreach and say it will do nothing to resolve the threats against the lives and livelihoods of black Americans. The nation has been roiled by violence over the killings of black people by police. The protests come as the country buckles under the coronavirus outbreak and the Depression-level unemployment.