Protestors Forced Out Of Lafayette Park Before Trump Visits Church | MSNBC

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NBC News Reporter Garrett Haake recounts the moment protestors were forced out of Lafayette Park so President Trump could get a photo opportunity with St. John’s Church. Haake notes that the protest was peaceful before police tried to disband it: “We had mounted federal police coming down H Street from east to west, clearing people out of the street. In front of them, they were using flash bangs, tear gas … All while I was listening to the President of the United States speak about law and order, I was watching people fall down as they ran, I was watching people get pushed aside by police forces.” Aired on 6/1/2020.
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Protestors Forced Out Of Lafayette Park Before Trump Visits Church | MSNBC

63 Comments on "Protestors Forced Out Of Lafayette Park Before Trump Visits Church | MSNBC"

  1. Mark Watney | June 1, 2020 at 8:56 PM | Reply


    • Matthew Keenan | June 1, 2020 at 9:34 PM | Reply

      @Michael Washington ya ok I don’t do drugs.. That is why I voted for President Trump… Trump 2020 and beyond.

    • oakwood1111 | June 1, 2020 at 9:38 PM | Reply

      7:04 p.m.
      ‘I don’t want President Trump speaking for St. John’s,’ bishop says
      After President Trump gave a White House Rose Garden address in which he threatened to deploy federal troops, he walked over to the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House that was set on fire Sunday.
      The president appeared to be using the church for a photo opportunity, standing in front of the church’s sign holding up a Bible for several seconds. A reporter asked him if it was his Bible and he said, “It’s a Bible.”
      “We have a great country,” he said. “That’s my thoughts. Greatest country in the world.”
      Before his visit, law enforcement cleared protesters out of the area with tear gas.
      The Right Rev. Mariann Budde, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, said she learned of Trump’s visit by watching it on the news.
      “I don’t want President Trump speaking for St. John’s,” Budde said.
      “I am outraged,” she said, with pauses emphasizing her anger as her voice slightly trembled. “I am the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and was not given even a courtesy call that they would be clearing with tear gas so they could use one of our churches as a prop, holding a Bible, one that declares that God is love and when everything he has said and done is to enflame violence.”
      She said the church disassociates itself from the messages of the president. “We hold the teachings of our sacred texts to be so so grounding to our lives and everything we do and it is about love of neighbor and sacrificial love and justice,” she said.
      Budde said the Episcopal Church had about a dozen clergy at the church and Lafayette Square all day to support protesters and left when the curfew was called.

    • John Lightfoot | June 1, 2020 at 9:46 PM | Reply

      Mark Watney This could go for him or totally against him Mark. What is the feeling like in USA today Mark ?

      Auckland. NZ

    • Too little? Look what he has done to us: 1,800,000+ Confirmed Coronavirus Americans, 100,000+ dead Americans and 40,000,000+ unemployed Americans. We are at the top of the world.

    • snapdragonfly66 | June 1, 2020 at 10:05 PM | Reply

      Absolutely awful human

  2. Jolly Rodger | June 1, 2020 at 8:58 PM | Reply

    Did Trump just declare war on the citizens of the US

  3. margo umbach | June 1, 2020 at 9:00 PM | Reply

    Suprised he didnt burst into flames touching a bible!!!

  4. Trump crawls out his bunker just long enough to spew deranged venomous insults at the American people, then he quickly scurries back into his bunker, feeling sedated and victorious.

  5. Forty Million Americans out of work have a Jobs now: To make Don The Con’s miserable existence even more miserable till he’s out and arrested as a Civilian for crimes against Humanity.

  6. Tofy the Bear | June 1, 2020 at 9:10 PM | Reply

    Buckle up and here we go…

  7. “LIBERATE” to trample on your LIBERTY. over 100,000 dead from covid, tanking economy, and trampled liberty. america has never been greater.

    • @Brandon why don’t you comment on Fox News? oh wait you can’t because taken your right express yourself. go live in commie country.

    • michael sweeney | June 1, 2020 at 10:56 PM | Reply

      @Patty Kelly so did the rules on how the virus spreads all of the sudden change? I guess that’s the way things work in a liberal brain

    • MOTORCYCLES ANDGUNS | June 1, 2020 at 10:56 PM | Reply


    • @M7 SOCIAL STFU, loser.

    • @Carbon2wheeler talk about a parrot. you are one repeating every words that came out of trump’s mouth.

  8. Verse Wonder | June 1, 2020 at 9:17 PM | Reply

    Be all you can be men. I can’t believe people actually signed up in the military to do this.

    • BIG whopping deal. Every time ANY Pres goes anyway, traffic is stopped for miles, and roads r cleared/blocked off!!!
      U stinking little msLSD snowflakes r pathetically childish!!!

    • you’re soft

    • @Whicker Boy No childish is when someone can’t handle criticism and goes on a 3am Twitter rant because someone hurt his delicate snowflake feelings.

    • michael sweeney | June 1, 2020 at 10:33 PM | Reply

      I can’t believe citizen would burn there own cities down.

    • @Whicker Boy it’s ok, some of us liberals love OUR 2nd amendment too and when it all comes down, we’re gonna put y’all back in the swamps you crawled out of.

  9. Remember Tian An-men 30 years ago? The similarity? Peaceful demo against US army in full military weapon?

  10. HeartDoc Andrew | June 1, 2020 at 9:24 PM | Reply

    “Protestors Forced Out Of Lafayette Park Before Trump Visits Church” reminds us of the need to peacefully force out #ImPOTUS45 from the White House and allow our peaceful protesters to staff the facility. May all reading this choose to fire our Pres. Trump on Nov 3rd by voting for real change instead of more “Mourning in America.”

    • Deionte Brauer | June 1, 2020 at 10:01 PM | Reply

      Or just assassinate him better president’s have been.

    • You liberals attacked a war memorial ? You should see the talk in all the military forums right now. They want to get at you pretty badly. I suggest you start packing up for Canada. Trump has FULL authority under the Patriot Act to deploy and lock down the country. My military has legal authority to arrest and detain and even use live rounds in defense. You people were begging for it. Now you get it

    • Deionte Brauer have fun on a military watchlist

  11. Dragonlady Fink | June 1, 2020 at 9:28 PM | Reply

    Protest at trump tower and Mar-a-lago

  12. Mikka Linka | June 1, 2020 at 9:31 PM | Reply

    Pics for “the Big Boss” in Russia for semi-annual review.
    “Great Job, Comrade!”

    • Colleen Mooney | June 1, 2020 at 9:58 PM | Reply

      Russia has a channel that was broadcasting on YouTube,, support in part by Russia. Had over 10,000 people watching but no comments.

    • Traci Schmidt | June 1, 2020 at 10:58 PM | Reply

      I am sure Putin isn’t laughing right now either. Nobody in the country is listening to him. Can’t take him seriously. He is ruining it for Russia to.

  13. Mikka Linka | June 1, 2020 at 9:36 PM | Reply

    Jesus H. Christ! Using a church & a bible as PROPS for nothing more than a campaign photo-OP!

  14. John Lightfoot | June 1, 2020 at 9:40 PM | Reply

    Dictatorship now in USA under a white fascist Punk Trump

    Auckland. NZ

  15. Kathy Sexton | June 1, 2020 at 9:47 PM | Reply

    We can see Donald and Barr haven’t skipped a dinner! Isn’t gluttony a sin?

  16. Why didn’t the tangerine king take his own advice that he gave the governor of Michigan ” talk to the people. Hear their concerns.”
    Pitiful excuse of a human.

  17. The number of likes is 666!

  18. “I could stand in the middle of fifth Avenue, shoot someone, and not loose any supporters”

  19. a desperate cheap act to stand with a Bible in front of a church. ..he fools no one! VoteNov3!

  20. It would have made more sense if he walked out the white house to get icecream than holding up a bible he could care less about.

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