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Opinion The Atlantic Daily: Trump’s Photo Op

03:25  03 june  2020
03:25  03 june  2020 Source:   theatlantic.com

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The sea of protests in front of the White House was parted not by miracle, but by force. Last night, federal police used tear gas to clear a walking route to a nearby church so that the president could stage a photo op.

It was there that Donald Trump held the Bible—“it’s a Bible,” he told a reporter who asked if it was his—aloft.

The striking scene captured so much about this presidency, and how Trump employs his pulpit. Four of our writers explain:

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The president was trying to rehabilitate his image.

Trump wanted to be seen as “strong, ruthless, and pious,” so “he commandeered the nation’s attention with the choreographed precision of a onetime TV showman,” our White House correspondent Peter Nicholas reports.

But his messaging belies the truth on the ground.

Trump positions himself as the champion law-and-order president, David A. Graham writes, but delivers only chaos.

He used the Bible as a weapon of culture war …

“Sacredness has never been a concern of Trump’s,” McKay Coppins points out. And many Christians reject his message, Emma Green reports.

… and risked politicizing the armed forces.

Mike Mullen, a retired admiral and the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, breaks his silence: “I am deeply worried that as they execute their orders, the members of our military will be co-opted for political purposes.”

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Trump is struggling to manage this crisis—one that plays to his worst instincts, as Peter first argued over a month ago and continues to observe. The quote summarized Trump ’ s presidency, James Fallows, who has contributed to The Atlantic for nearly five decades, argued.

On Trump and Queeg: A Follow-up. Donald Trump after arriving in France this weekend Reuters. The Atlantic editorial staff, in a project I played no part in, reached a similar conclusion. That is, the press should spend less time on the daily spectacle of Trump himself, and more on the actions and

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