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Trump Poses With Bible After Mobilizing Military Against Protesters

Jun 2, 2020

By Michael Stone

Shades Of Theocracy: President Donald Trump posed with a Bible in front of St. John’s Church after promising to use the U.S. military against the widespread demonstrations protesting the killing of George Floyd by police.

Escalating an already tense situation, Trump, speaking  to the press at the White House Rose Garden, said he would be invoking the Insurrection Act of 1807, which  he says would allow him to deploy troops anywhere across the nation.

It would be the first time the Insurrection Act had been invoked in more than 200 years.

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4 comments on “Trump Poses With Bible After Mobilizing Military Against Protesters

  • Trump standing there with the Bible is just another attempt to try to ensure he is re-elected.

    He doesn’t really even know what’s contained in that book – most Christians don’t. He just thinks it will help win him the election.

    If anything good comes from these riots, maybe it will actually get more people out to vote to get rid of Trump – who is really nothing more than a filthy and embarrassing stain on American political history.

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  • In the traditions of Trump, it seems he did not consult any of those involved, but just came for a photo opportunity to babble about his own agenda!


    At the church – which had been damaged by protesters on Sunday night – Mr Trump held up a bible and gathered a group of advisers to pose for photos.

    He did not comment on Mr Floyd, the church or the clearing of the protesters but did say: “We have a great country, the greatest country in the world.”

    The Rt Rev Mariann Budde, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, to which St John’s belongs, said she was “outraged” by Mr Trump’s actions and said the president did not pray during his visit.

    She said: “He took the symbols sacred to our tradition and stood in front of a house of prayer in full expectation that would be a celebratory moment.”

    Apparently he is even so incompetent at governance, that working at stirring up civil conflict, and threatening his own citizens with military attack,  he thinks he can wear a religious badge of “goodness” by waving a bible!

    On another front, acting a Putin’s poodle, I see he has postponed the G7 meeting in the US, and is campaigning to have Russia join the G7 group of countries!

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