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Trump stands in front of St. John's Church holding Bible after threatening military action against protesters


Posted: Wed-Jul-2020



President Trump walked from the White House, crossed Lafayette Square, and stood in front of St. John's Church holding a Bible moments after telling reporters he would deploy the military if state officials could not contain protests across the nation.

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