From his 1992 Republican National Convention "Culture War" speech...
I understand what Trump might be thinking. Letting the riots run loose in these cities makes Democrats look weak and honestly it is probably helping his campaign. It might be the one thing that rescues his campaign but it is still cowardly. They are going to claim he is a fascist and authoritarian anyway, might as well give them some real authoritarianism.
In May, Ryan Girdusky reported that the Trump strategy was not to interfere because it might hurt "minority outreach".
I hope that is not the case. People are dying, businesses are being ruined. If it is all just a political calculation? That would be disgusting.
Commies understand force. Notice that the riots in Kenosha evaporated as soon as two of them were shot?
You don't negotiate with commies.