George Floyd protesters tear-gassed so Donald Trump could walk to church

George Floyd protesters tear-gassed so Donald Trump could walk to church

- Trump ordered that a church be cleared of protesters so that he could stage a photoshoot there

- The protesters were dispersed by the police with teargas

- The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington criticised the president for his action

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President Donald Trump has continued to surprise many Americans and people around the world with his attitude towards values and events as he is now facing criticism for ordering the clearance of protesters with teargas because he wanted to pose with a Bible in front of a church.

During the photo session, a reporter was said to have asked the combative president: “Is that your Bible?” in which Trump simply answered “It’s a Bible,” hoisting it up for reporters to see.

In reaction to this, Reverend Mariann Budde, the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, criticised the president for using the church to serve his own political purpose.

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According to him, the president did not pray or do anything during his visit to the church to show empathy for the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis by a police officer, New York Times reports.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has offered to pay for funeral expenses of the late George Floyd.

Floyd Mayweather's company confirmed this on social media and the family of the deceased accepted the gesture from the retired boxer who made so much money in boxing.

The 43-year-old Mayweather is said to have been frustrated with the way George Floyd lost his life in the hands of the police, who refused to allow him to stand.

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Americans and many parts of the world are currently angry and sad about how police suffocated George Floyd until he died.

In the video, which has been circulating online, it can been seen that a policeman kneeled on George Floyd's neck while he was shouting for help.

The police were nonchalant about George Floyd's pleas that he was unable to breathe and he later died.

Protesters have been demonstrating in America, demanding justice, wanting the policeman who kneeled on George's neck to be fired and arrested.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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