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Rubio defends Trump after criticism over St. John's ‘photo op'

Added 06-02-20 02:29:02am EST - “The protesters outside the White House Monday who were cleared by police prior to President Trump's brief visit to St. John's Church were "professional agitators" and the media fell for their "calculated" tactics, Sen. Marco Rubio,…” - Foxnews.com

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On today’s episode of ‘The Story’, Martha follows President Trump walking from the White House to historic St. John’s Church in DC amid protests; meanwhile, former VP Joe Biden says Trump is breathing ‘oxygen into hate.’

The protesters outside the White House Monday who were cleared by police prior to President Trump’s brief visit to St. John’s Episcopal Church were “professional agitators” and the media fell for their “calculated” tactics, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said on late Monday.

“They knew the street needed to be cleared before 7 pm curfew,” Rubio tweeted. “But they deliberately stayed to trigger police action & get the story they wanted, that “police attacked peaceful protesters.”

The criticism that Trump faced after being photographed outside the church was swift. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer issued a joint statement to call out the “photo-op.”

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