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During the riots and demonstrations last week, at some point, US President Donald Trump told his advisers that he wanted to deploy 10,000 troops in Washington to end the riots following African-American George Floyd's tragic death, Reuters reported.

Heated discussions of Trump’s demand in the Oval Office on Monday indicate how close the president was to realize the threat, despite opposition from the Pentagon’s leadership, the source said.

According to an anonymous source, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, and Attorney General William Barr opposed this idea during the discussion.

The White House has not provided any comment in this regard.

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