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World Trump in front of a bible church in his hand: the White House evokes Churchill

01:10  04 june  2020
01:10  04 june  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

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In his tweets, Mr Trump , defended his record on race relations saying his presidency had done more for black Americans than presidential rival Joe Biden Mr Trump poses in front of a damaged church shortly after police used tear gas to disperse peaceful protesters nearby. Eighth night of protests.

Last night he held a Bible in front of St John's Episcopal Church , just across the road from the White House . But US President Donald Trump 's signalling of religious affiliation has not been welcomed by a range of clerics as the nation struggles to manage the twin challenges of a pandemic and

Donald Trump brandit une Bible devant l'église épiscopalienne St John à Washington, le 1er juin, 2020. © Brendan Smialowski Donald Trump brandishes a Bible in front of St John's Episcopal Church in Washington, June 1, 2020.

The White House vigorously defended the Controversial exit of Donald Trump, bible in hand, in front of a church near the White House after the brutal dispersion of the demonstrators with tear gas.

"The president wanted to send a strong message," said spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany, saying he was following in the footsteps of great figures such as former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

"Through the ages, we have seen presidents and leaders who have experienced moments of leadership and very strong symbols that were important to a country," she continued.

Tear gas, threats for protesters before Trump visits church

  Tear gas, threats for protesters before Trump visits church WASHINGTON (AP) — It began with Attorney General Bill Barr standing with his hands casually in his pockets, not wearing a tie, surveying the scene at Lafayette Park across from the White House, where several thousand protesters had gathered for more demonstrations after the police killing of George Floyd.President Donald Trump had announced he would soon be addressing the nation from the White House Rose Garden, as a 7 p.m. curfew in the city loomed and a mass of law enforcement, including U.S. Secret Service agents, Park Police and National Guardsmen, stood sentry, many dressed in riot gear.

The president brandishes a Bible in front of a church President Trump holding a Bible outside St. John’s Church in Washington on Monday.Credit Late Monday afternoon, President Trump emerged from the White House and strode in the cool spring daylight to St. John’s Church in Lafayette Square.

In his White House statement, the president vowed to dispatch “thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers” and police if the rioting doesn’t end – not After a few minutes outside the church , Trump returned to the White House , flanked by a massive crowd of police and troops, who cleared

"Like Churchill who went to see the damage caused by the bombs (in London during the Second World War), this was a powerful message of leadership addressed to the British people," she added.

Kayleigh McEnany also mentioned the moment when President George W. Bush symbolically made the first pitch during a baseball game at the Yankee Stadium in New York shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

The decision by Donald Trump walking to the Saint John Church on Monday, an emblematic building located very close to the White House which had been degraded the day before during demonstrations, was the subject of strong criticism.

Many political and religious leaders denounced the way in which the demonstrators had been violently dispersed to allow the president to be photographed in front of the building.

They also deplored the way the White House tenant had brandished a bible in front of the photographers.

The Episcopalian bishop of Washington, Mariann Budde, denounced a "deeply insulting" initiative, the misappropriation of "something sacred for a political posture".

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