Seems prudent. Washington’s local government was chafing at the troop presence and beginning to show its displeasure with the White House in … creative ways.
DC just put up a Black Lives Matter street sign just outside Lafayette Park. pic.twitter.com/TryXNOwLdH
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 5, 2020
The reason this story earns a “wow” in the headline isn’t because it describes a dramatic shift in policy. On the contrary, only a dozen or so Guardsmen deployed in D.C. have been carrying guns so far and those guns weren’t even loaded. They had ammo on their person but not in their weapons.