Well now you know what's going on in Portland. The "troops" aren't obeying the laws of the United States. From day one, both local police and other levels of police have been suppressing peaceful protesters. I saw it with my own eyes when I lived there.I do not have much a a problem if any government uses troops to maintain order.
But, if some trooper beat me senseless just for protesting ..... I would be steaming with the need for revenge.
Just wait until this generation grows up and takes power. Do you think they are going to forget these massive civil liberties violations by authoritarian-style police?
The heavy handed, right-wing leaning police are creating... before our eyes... a generation of people who will become left leaning and anti authoritarian. Trump is accelerating the process. He is basically "sealing the deal", that once this current wave of right wing insanity [concentrated among old boomers by the way] passes, the US will be taking a strong shift left.
If Trump pushes all this too far, the backlash may be more extreme than you think. He's treading on dangerous ground and helping destroy the United States of America.