The White House has taken the unprecedented step of publicly announcing its plans to hold a press conference to address the protests, which are being organized by a coalition of liberal groups and the Black Lives Matter movement.
But it has also said it will hold back on discussing the issue until after the press conference.
In response, Black Lives Matters said it would be joining in the protests.
“The administration has no interest in talking about this issue at this point,” said BLM spokesperson Brandon Jones.
“Instead, they want to talk about the fact that they have no plan to address this issue.”
In a statement to Reuters, the White House did not comment on the possibility of a press briefing.
But, in a statement on Friday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the White’s “position remains that the president has the constitutional authority to address and remove all of the flags on the National Mall in order to mark the occasion.”
The protest has been ongoing for the past week.
It has been a largely peaceful affair.
The protests have centered around the removal of all of Trump’s military and law enforcement flags.
The protests have grown to include a number of groups, including the Black Panthers and the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Trump had said the National Day of Prayer is not a constitutional protest, but he has since said it is a day for people to pray for unity in our country.
White House Press Sec @SarahSanders said the day of prayer is not constitutional.
pic.twitter.com/4sZVzkZ9m0 — NBC News Politics (@NBCNewsPolitics) January 20, 2021 It has been an especially volatile week for the president.
On Monday, he was asked about a tweet from White House press secretary Sarah Sanders that said he had been told to stop the protests because he has been in office for 10 days.
She replied: ‘If you don’t like it, we’re going to hold you to it.”
I think it’s a big mistake,’ Sanders said.
‘The president has been elected by the American people to be the president of all Americans.
If you don to keep the protest going, I think it will be over before it gets started.’
I know that there is a lot of criticism, and I do think that’s true.
But the president’s been in the position of being the president for 10 months and I think we need to get the job done.’
The president, who is in Florida, has been making several stops across the country, including in Virginia, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida.
On Friday, he met with Republican members of Congress who had called for his impeachment.
He has been on a tour of the country and on Sunday he will hold a rally at the State Capitol in North Carolina.
This is what we’re facing, and we need a president who is prepared to take on the enemies of our country, Trump told supporters in Raleigh, North Dakota, on Friday.