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Trump's Unannounced Church Visit Angers Church Authorities

Added 06-02-20 12:07:02am EST - “U.S. Park Police and National Guard troops used tear gas to remove protesters in front of the church and clear a way for the president to walk to the church from the White House.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Trump's Unannounced Church Visit Angers Church Authorities”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Police gather to remove demonstrators from the area around Lafayette Park and the White House before President Trump's walk to St. John's Church. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

Police gather to remove demonstrators from the area around Lafayette Park and the White House before President Trump's walk to St. John's Church.

The plaza between St. John's Episcopal Church and Lafayette Park was full of people nonviolently protesting police brutality late Monday afternoon when U.S. Park Police and National Guard troops suddenly started pushing them away for no apparent reason.

And then it became clear. President Trump wanted to walk from the White House through the park to the church. Camera crews scrambled to keep up with him as he strode through the park, followed by his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, along with Attorney General William Barr and other administration officials.

The impromptu visit came just after Trump delivered remarks at the White House, declaring himself "your president of law and order" and demanding that governors deploy National Guard units and "dominate the streets."

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