Immediately after giving an address to the nation from the Rose Garden Monday evening, President Trump walked from the White House to St. John’s Church after it was burned Sunday night by rioters.
“We have a great country, the greatest country in the world,” President Trump said holding up a bible.
I almost can’t believe what I’m seeing. POTUS just walked out the front door of the White House and into Lafayette Square - the epicenter of the DC protests - to visit historic St. John’s Church, which was set on fire last night. pic.twitter.com/XueoF2RC6z— Kristin Fisher (@KristinFisher) June 1, 2020
Pres returns to the White House from St. John's, walking through a phalanx of troops and police that cleared Lafayette Park of protestors so he could walk to the church. pic.twitter.com/J1eykTcjGt— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 1, 2020
Standing in front of St. John's Church, boarded up against violent protests, and with senior staff at his side, plus Attorney General Barr, Pres Trump says "we have the greatest country in the world." Holding a Bible, he says he'll keep the country "nice and safe." pic.twitter.com/2jxOMz44rd— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 1, 2020
As explained earlier today by White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, St. John’s Church played a historic role in the 1963 March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.