US President Trump poses for cameras with bible in hand amid riots

WION New Delhi Jun 02, 2020, 08.04 PM(IST) Edited By: Palki Sharma

US President Donald Trump holds a Bible while visiting St. John's Church Photograph:( AFP )

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Trump's decision to deploy thousands of heavily armed soldiers to stop the protests was because he wants to 'quickly solve the problem' just like he quickly dispersed protesters for a photo-op. 

Donald Trump may be the self-proclaimed "law & order president" of the US, however, the protesters with a cause have reached his doorstep and they are refusing to cease ground.

The president instead of trying to heal their wounds has been making it more painful. Donald Trump's residence the White House now resembles a war zone with policemen on horseback marching towards demonstrators chanting "you are the threat".

The protesters were unarmed and demonstrating peacefully. They were not there to loot stores but they were tear-gassed and assaulted for no apparent reason but within moments the reason became clear - it was done to clear the path for the US president who wanted to step out for a photo-op.

Just minutes after the protesters were driven back, Donald Trump walked out of the White House surrounded by dozens of TV cameras and hundreds of security personnel. The US president headed for a photo-op at a church which was damaged during the protests with the smell of tear gas still fresh in the air.

Donald Trump stopped at the St John's church and held up a bible for the cameras and what followed next were sermons on how he was going to make America even greater.

"It'll be greater than ever before," the US president said with a bible in his hand. He then walked back to the White House Rose Garden to divulge more information about his great plan.

Trump's decision to deploy thousands of heavily armed soldiers to stop the protests was because he wants to "quickly solve the problem" just like he quickly dispersed protesters for a photo-op. 

In an audio clip, it was quite apparent how Trump really plans on quickly solving the problem. The leaked audio clip was from a conversation with US governors with Trump telling them that if they are not dominating the protesters, they are only wasting time.