What point was Donald Trump making by clearing the streets, walking to the church and holding a bible in front of the media?

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  • Elaine
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    This was a photo op designed for his white Evangelical followers.  Trump is trying to present the image of a law and order "man of God".  If you take a good look at the video it is obvious that Trump has nothing to say to the nation, and take a good look at the people who were lined up beside Trump.  

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  • 1 month ago

    Well besides holding it upside down, he was sending a message to his evangelical base with his "sour-puss expression" on his face during the worthless photo op.

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  • Jeremy
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.  It's a dog and pony show to his evangelical supporters.  It's a way to make them think a thrice married foul mouthed casino owner who paid a porn star hush money for an affair is their kind of guy... because Jesus.

    Sad they fall for it.

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  • 1 month ago

    People saying "oh he set off tear gas to get a photo opportunity" have got it the wrong way round. He didn't want his photo taken outside the church - he wanted to have his stormtroopers attack peaceful protesters and then have a photo taken of his 'trophy'. The point isn't the photo, the point is the act.

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  • swolt
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It was a photo-op, nothing more.  The Episcopal Bishop of the diocese is outraged.  He took a Bible from that church without permission and used a sacred object as a prop in a political stunt. He had the Secret Service violently clear a path for him, went in the church, and while there did not pray or do anything remotely indicating religious feeling. He was pretending God was on his side, but it looks like real Christians didn't fall for his pretense.  Looks like those who worship Trump over Jesus were impressed, though.  They worship a god of hate, not a god of love.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    If you claim to be a Thinking Person and not a religious moron, then what do YOU think his point was?  He didn't go into the church to worship, according to that church's leader.  And that church's leader is in disagreement with Trump supporters about what his purpose was.  

    Source(s): https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/bishop-bud... Episcopal bishop on President Trump: ‘Everything he has said and done is to inflame violence’
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    • nineteenthly
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Also in England and sadly they do sometimes co-opt religion, e.g. to promote homophobia, e.g. Elizabeth Truss.

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  • Wundt
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Trump knows his base is largely evangelical Christians and older white voters who generally side with the police in cases like this.  Standing in front of a church was nothing more than a campaign re-election stunt targeting his base.  The sad part is that those Trump supporters don't understand that Trump himself is largely responsible for the discontent occurring in our country.

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    • Jeff
      Lv 4
      1 month agoReport

      Indeed!  WHORE-BUYING ORANGE DON!!  AT HIS BEST!!

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  • 1 month ago

    Being a Freemason Donald Trump was making the point that he will uphold the laws set forth by America's God over any anti God laws set forth by man. Trump swore this to the God of Abraham when he took his Oath of Office after becoming President of The United States of America. 

    Source(s): The God Yahweh our Intelligent Designer and the missing link in the chain of evolution and is the single common ancestor of all life on earth and is the God of The United States of America.
  • 1 month ago

    Explaining to the media that he's going to church.  Even the president has a right to a private life.  Certainly these are trying times, and for Trump, carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders (damned if he does, damned if he doesn't), taking time to go to church is a way of easing tensions.  Thinking of some entity more powerful than he is (and there are very few entities who are), is his way of shedding the anxiety.

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    • swolt
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      He never went inside, Tardis.  He stood outside and held a Bible up.  It was a stunt. He did not pray, he did not seek divine guidance, he went there for the sole purpose of getting his picture taken.

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  • 1 month ago

    That he will dominate the protestors and rule with Christian law.

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    • Bubba1 month agoReport

      You obviously misinterpreted my answer even though I said dominate like you did.

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