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Pentagon officials try to distance the military's top leaders from Trump's controversial photo-op and the forceful clearing of protesters

29 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The Pentagon is attempting to distance its leaders from the president's walk through a park forcefully cleared of protesters and a photo-op at a nearby church Monday evening.
A senior defense official on a press call said that Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, who accompanied the president on the walk, were not aware the park had been cleared by law enforcement, according to reporters on the call.
The official also said that Esper and Milley thought they were going out to review troops outside.
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Trump said he intends to declare antifa as a terrorist organization. Here's what we know about the decades-old, leaderless group

Trump said he intends to declare antifa as a terrorist organization. Here's what we know about the decades-old, leaderless group

29 days ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump and other Republicans have blamed antifa, which stands for anti-fascist, for ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd.
The president said amid the protests that he intends to declare antifa as a terrorist organization.
The leaderless, non-hierarchial organization has existed for decades but has grown to greater prominence since Trump's election in 2016 and after the violent 2017 white supremacist rally and its counterprotests in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The group has represented a boogeyman of sorts for Trump, who previously threatened to classify the group...
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Joe Biden says ‘moment has come' and blasts Donald Trump's ‘narcissism'

Joe Biden says ‘moment has come' and blasts Donald Trump's ‘narcissism'

29 days ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

Joe Biden blistered President Donald Trump a day after police drove back peaceful protesters near the White House so Mr Trump could pose with a Bible before a damaged church.
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Racism, protest and a dangerous president | Letters

29 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Readers respond to the widespread US protests that started with the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and Donald Trump's inflammatory language Re Richard Wolffe's article ( Trump has reached the ‘mad emperor' stage, and it's terrifying to behold , 2 June), is the media and public characterisation of Donald Trump symptomatic of the systemic racism that this week's protests challenge? We mock him and describe him as a toddler, a fool. But his actions are those of a fascist and would-be dictator - he spreads misinformation and wants to shut down media dissent; he encourages violence...
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Bishop 'outraged' over Trump's church photo op during George Floyd protests

29 days ago   |   By The Guardian

The Rev Mariann Budde says the institution aligns itself with those seeking justice for Floyd's death George Floyd killing: follow latest updates The Episcopal bishop of Washington DC has said she is “outraged” after officers used teargas to clear a crowd of peaceful protesters from near the White House to make way for Donald Trump. Minutes after speaking in the Rose Garden about the importance of “law and order” to quell the unrest over the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, Trump walked across the street to St John's Episcopal church, where every American president since...
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Joe Biden hits out at Donald Trump over church photo op as he accuses president of caring about 'power over principle' amid George Floyd protests

29 days ago   |   By Evening Standard

Joe Biden today condemned Donald Trump's response to the George Floyd protests as he criticised the US President for a church photo op.
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