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Trump Staged An Outdoor Photo Op Because He Was Furious About Being Called Bunker Boy

Trump could have used his remarks to bring the country together. Instead, he picked up a bucket of gasoline and poured it all over America's raging fire.

GOP Governor Doesn’t Hold Back, Calls Trump A Failed Leader At A Time Of Crisis

At this unprecedented moment of crisis, Trump has proven to be weak, small, and manifestly incapable of showing an iota of unifying leadership.

Trump Had Peaceful Protesters Gassed So He Could Walk Across The Street For A Photo Op

Donald Trump had peaceful protesters tear-gassed so he could cross the street from the White House to take a photo in front of a damaged church.

Trump Illegally Threatens America With Martial Law

Trump illegally threatened to deploy the US military to American cities if the nation's governors don't activate the National Guard and end the riots.

The White House’s explanation for a tear gas attack on peaceful protesters doesn’t add up

And the White House still won’t answer the most important question: Who ordered the attack?

The most chilling aspect of Trump’s Monday night crackdown on law-abiding protesters

There was no need to do this before 7 — but Trump gave cops a test, and they passed.

Officers fire tear gas on peaceful protesters to clear the way for Trump’s photo op

Police violence preceded Trump’s first speech on the nationwide protests against police violence.

D.C. Church 'Outraged' That Trump Used It As Photo-Op

St. John’s Episcopal Church pledged to support George Floyd protesters even after it was damaged in a fire. Trump later used the church as a photo-op.

Trump Calls Governors ‘Weak,’ Urges Tougher Crackdown On Protests

Trump's remarks follow a weekend of nationwide protests over police brutality and racial injustice.

Trump Poses With Bible After Having Protesters Cleared Away With Tear Gas

“Greatest country in the world," the president said minutes after he had police violently clear protestors.

‘By far, the most peaceful protest’: Protestors forced out of Lafayette Park before Trump visits church

NBC News Reporter Garrett Haake recounts the moment protestors were forced out of Lafayette Park so President Trump could get a photo opportunity with St. John’s Church. Haake notes that the protest was peaceful before police tried to disband it: “We had mounted federal police coming down H Street from east to west, clearing people out of the street. In front of them, they were using flash bangs, tear gas … All while I was listening to the President of the United States speak about law and order, I was watching people fall down as they ran, I was watching people get pushed aside by police forces.”

George Floyd Protests: What Our Reporters Saw Around the Country

June 1, 2020, 9:52 p.m. ETJune 1, 2020, 9:52 p.m. ETBy Adam PopescuIn Los Angeles, a peaceful protest breaks into mayhemImagePolice arrested an alleged looter in Los Angeles.Credit...Robyn Beck/Age...

Episcopal bishop on President Trump: ‘Everything he has said and done is to inflame violence’

The Right Rev. Mariann Budde says she is “outraged” that police cleared protesters from in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church so the president could visit.

Democrats assail Trump’s threat to deploy military as ‘un-American,’ ‘fascist’

Trump’s remarks Monday night triggered a firestorm of criticism from Democrats, several of whom denounced his threat to deploy the military domestically as the behavior of a would-be authoritarian leader.

Trump mobilizes military, threatens to use troops to quell protests across U.S.

Authorities fired tear gas at a peaceful protest near the White House while the president delivered a Rose Garden address on Monday.

Don Lemon: Trump is pretending to be a president - CNN Video

CNN's Don Lemon discusses the image of peaceful protesters just outside the White House gates dispersed with smoke canisters, flash bangs and rubber bullets, apparently so Trump could visit a nearby church.

How Trump is trying to weaponize George Floyd protests for his own political gain

As protests and violence continue across the country, President Donald Trump and his team have sprung into action. But not so much to heal the nation or to announce much-needed reforms. Instead, Trump has moved to capitalize on the carnage for political gain.

Pentagon officials express concern as Trump threatens to use military to 'dominate' protestors

Defense officials tell CNN there was deep and growing discomfort among some in the Pentagon even before President Donald Trump announced Monday that he is ready to deploy the military to enforce order inside the United States.

Illinois Gov. Pritzker calls out Trump's rhetoric on protests - CNN Video

During a video teleconference with President Trump and the nation's governors, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he was "extraordinarily concerned" about Trump's rhetoric on the protests over George Floyd's death.

Biden visits protest site in Delaware

“We are a nation in pain, but we must not allow this pain to destroy us,” he said.

How Trump cleared the park around the White House for church photo op

Tensions between President Trump, law enforcement and protesters demanding justice for George Floyd reached ominous new heights Monday night when military personnel fired tear gas into a crowd of demonstrators just outside White H

Cuomo: Trump 'wants to make it a reality TV show of God and country'

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Monday that President Trump wants to make the protests over George Floyd’s death “a reality TV show of God and country.”

DC mayor decries use of tear gas on peaceful protesters outside White House: 'Shameful'

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) condemned the use of tear gas on peaceful protesters outside the White House on Monday evening. 

Bishop says she found out Trump visited historic DC church by watching it on TV

The Right Rev. Mariann Budde, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C., said on Monday that she learned of President Trump's visit to the historic St. John's Episcopal Church only by watching it on the news. 

'Shocked at the force': Andrew Cuomo decries clearing of protesters near White House for Trump 'photo-op'

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was “shocked” to see authorities clear protesters from areas around the White House so President Trump “could have a photo-op.”

'We need to hear more like that': Tim Scott praises Trump address on nationwide protests

Sen. Tim Scott commended President Trump's speech to address the protests and riots that have occurred since George Floyd's death.

Watch Live: President Trump Delivers a Statement in the Rose Garden

President Donald Trump will deliver a statement about the steps he is taking to prevent another night of rioting and looting.

Donald Trump Visits St. John's Church, Vows to End the Rioting

President Donald Trump on Monday announced that he would act swiftly to end the widespread violence and looting in America's major cities. 

IL Gov. Pritzker: God Is on the Side of the Protesters Cleared Out of Lafayette Square During Trump Church Visit

Monday on CNN, Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) said God would be with the protesters, some of which that faced tear gas and rubber bullets, that were cleared from Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. so President Donald Trump could pay a visit to nearby St. John's Church, which was damaged in a fire set during protests on Sunday night. | Clips

Trump Hasn’t Talked To Dr. Fauci In Weeks As He’s Officially Given Up On The Coronavirus

The hard work of managing a federal response to a public health crisis clearly wasn't something that interested Donald Trump.

Trump used a damaged DC church for a photo op. The bishop is furious.

Law enforcement used tear gas and rubber bullets on peaceful protesters so that Trump could have his photo op.

Donald Trump Vows To Crack Down On Anti-Racist Protests In Surreal Rose Garden Speech

As the president spoke, police deployed tear gas and flash-bangs against protesters outside the White House demanding justice for George Floyd.

Tear Gas Clears Path for Trump to Visit Church

Police officers used flash grenades to disperse a crowd so the president could visit for a photo opportunity. And in New York, protesters and looters defied a curfew.

Trump threatens military force if violence in states isn't stopped

Declaring himself "your president of law and order," President Donald Trump vowed Monday to return order to American streets using the military if widespread violence isn't quelled, even as peaceful protesters just outside the White House gates were dispersed with tear gas, flash grenades and rubber bullets. It was all, apparently, so Trump could visit a nearby church.

Biden to deliver remarks in Philadelphia Tuesday on nationwide protests

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will deliver remarks in Philadelphia on Tuesday addressing the protests across the country sparked by George Floyd’s death.

'Antithetical to the teachings of Jesus': DC bishop 'outraged' by Trump address and use of church as 'prop'

The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C., denounced President Trump’s walk from the White House to St. John’s Episcopal Church amid smoke-filled protests and called his message “antithetical to the teachings of Jesus.”

***Live Updates*** George Floyd Protests Continue

George Floyd protests continue on Monday. Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All times eastern. | Politics

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