A few hours later, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany reiterated the blunt message.
"Governors across the country must act," McEnany said at a briefing, as President Trump stayed away from TV cameras for a second straight day.
"The President has made clear that what we are seeing on America's streets is unacceptable," McEnany added.
The call for action by the White House came amid GOP calls for the President to send in U.S. Army troops to restore order.
In the nation's capital, the Mayor of Wasihngton expanded a curfew, starting it at 7 pm on Monday evening, and extending it for at least two nights.
"Smashed windows and looting are becoming a bigger story," Mayor Muriel Bowser said, as damage has occured not only around the White House, but also in other areas of the city far from Pennsylvania Avenue.