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Amid the riots and the looting, Trump's only thought is re-election

John Breslin


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Several thousand demonstrators gather in Oakland, California, on Monday, June 1, 2020, to protest the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Several thousand demonstrators gather in Oakland, California, on Monday, June 1, 2020, to protest the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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Several thousand demonstrators gather in Oakland, California, on Monday, June 1, 2020, to protest the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

For some, President Donald Trump committed a truly appalling act by walking from the White House to a church, then holding up a Bible. It could become an iconic image.

Tear gas canisters, rubber bullets and shields were used to move protesters out of a park to allow President Trump to walk to St John's Episcopal Church in Washington, DC. He was most definitely not invited.

"Let me be clear: The president just used a Bible, the most sacred text of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and one of the churches of my diocese without permission as a backdrop for a message antithetical to the teachings of Jesus and everything that our churches stand for," Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde told CNN.