Trump walked over to St. John’s Episcopal Church after Attorney General William Barr personally directed police officers and the National Guard to fire tear gas at peaceful protesters at nearby Lafayette Park.
Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington D.C. told CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper that she was “outraged” by President Donald’s Trump’s Bible stunt.
McEnany, who claims to be a Christian, defended the violent force used on the peaceful protesters:
This was a very important moment. I would note that through all of time, we’ve seen presidents and leaders across the world who have had leadership moments and very powerful symbols that were important for a nation to see at any given time, to show a message of resilience and determination.
Like Churchill. We saw him inspecting the bombing damage. It sent a powerful message of leadership to the British people. And George W. Bush throwing out the ceremonial first pitch after 9/11 and Jimmy Carter putting on a sweater to encourage energy savings and George H.W. Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act planked by two disabled Americans.
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