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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) accused President Trump of firing tear gas at peaceful protestors “for a photo op.”
Several loud bangs echoed before Trump took the podium at the Rose Garden as law enforcement fired tear gas into a crowd of peaceful protesters.
The article goes on to state the following:
Trump then walked from the White House to the St. John’s Church and held up a bible as he took pictures with staff.
“Greatest country in the world,” the president told reporters as he stood in front of the damaged church.
“Donald Trump just tear-gassed peaceful protesters for a photo op,” Harris accused after Trump’s visit.
In a separate report, The Hill noted:
Trump said he would deploy military forces to D.C. in order to enforce the city’s 7 p.m. curfew, which went into effect Monday evening, shortly before the president visited the church. He said at the end of his speech that he was going to pay respects “to a very, very special place,” before walking to St. John’s.
Trump walked back through the White House gates accompanies by U.S. Secret Service personnel shortly before 7:30 p.m.
The Hill also noted: “Some of the protests have been peaceful, but they have given way to unruly demonstrations in D.C., Minneapolis and other cities, leading to clashes with law enforcement and destruction of property.”
Donald Trump just tear-gassed peaceful protesters for a photo op. https://t.co/nRzF0V4Kg5
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 1, 2020
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 1, 2020
President Trump holds up a Bible in front of St. Johns Church, which was set on fire by rioters last night pic.twitter.com/RZUGBzawWr
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 1, 2020
After visiting the church, Trump tweeted:
“My fellow Americans – My first and highest duty as President is to defend our great Country and the American People. I swore an oath to uphold the laws of our Nation — and that is exactly what I will do…”
He included his brief White House speech.
My fellow Americans – My first and highest duty as President is to defend our great Country and the American People. I swore an oath to uphold the laws of our Nation — and that is exactly what I will do… pic.twitter.com/pvFxxi9BTR
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 2, 2020
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