From the Rose Garden of the White House Monday evening, President Donald Trump addressed his fellow Americans about the chaos and riots that have gripped the nation in the wake of peaceful protests over the homicide of Minnesota man George Floyd.
Then he strongly urged state leaders to use their National Guard troops to end the violence “now.” He added that any state or local government that chooses not to bring the mob to heel will see U.S. Army forces sent to handle things.
Trump ended his statement with, “Now, I’m going to pay my respects to a very, very special place.”
Minutes later, the President of the United States, joined by others, including Attorney General William Barr, walked out the front door of the White House…
By walking across Lafayette Square to St. John’s Episcopal Church, the historic church attended by every sitting, U.S. president since James Madison, which was burned by rioters Sunday night.
I almost can’t believe what I’m seeing. POTUS just walked out the front door of the White House and into Lafayette Square - the epicenter of the DC protests - to visit historic St. John’s Church, which was set on fire last night. pic.twitter.com/XueoF2RC6z— Kristin Fisher (@KristinFisher) June 1, 2020
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