CNBC’s Kayla Tausche reports that President Trump walked to the historical St. John’s Episcopal Church, which was set on fire last night during the protests.
President Donald Trump personally thanked himself Tuesday on Twitter for what he said was the “Domination” and “overwhelming force” that kept relative peace on the streets of Washington and Minneapolis the previous night after days of protests over the death of George Floyd.
Trump’s boast came a day after police violently cleared the area of protesters in front of the White House with tear gas, flash grenades and batons so that the president could walk out and pose for photos at the nearby St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Trump held a Bible aloft as cameras captured images of him standing grim-faced in front of the historic church, where priests and other religious workers were forced to flee the area by the authorities’ actions. Part of the church had been set on fire by protesters the previous night.
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