WINNING? White House to go on 'lockdown' this week, starting tomorrow
“A federal law enforcement source tells NBC that beginning tomorrow, crews will build a ‘non-scalable’ fence to secure the White House complex, Ellipse and Lafayette Square,” said NBC News’ Geoff Bennett. “250 National Guardsmen have been put on standby, reporting to Metro Police officials.”
Less than a month ago, Army leaders said that there was no plan to deploy troops for Election Day.
“We don’t police American streets,” Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said at an event. “There have been no requests from other agencies to support at this time but we’re always available to support.”
Those troops are now on “standby” just outside the city, prepared to police the streets of the American capital.
Meanwhile, according to one doctor whose practice is fewer than five blocks from the White House, downtown Washington, D.C. businesses are being told to board up their store-fronts and give their staff the week off.
This is the America Trump created.