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Thu Jun 4, 2020, 09:23 AM

White House compares Trump's church visit to Churchill

White House compares Trump's church visit to Churchill

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday compared President Trump’s photo opportunity in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s examination of World War II bombing damage in 1941.

The press secretary likened the controversial walk by Trump, which was immediately preceded by police aggressively pushing peaceful protesters out of Lafayette Square, not only to the famous Churchill visit but also to several notable moments in U.S. presidential history.

“Through all of time, we have seen presidents and leaders across the world who have had leadership moments and very powerful symbols that were important for a nation to see at any given time to show a message of resilience and determination,” she said, "Like Churchill, we saw him inspecting the bombing damage. It sent a powerful message of leadership to the British people.”

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On Wednesday, McEnany said authorities used appropriate force in clearing the protesters, noting a statement from U.S. Park Police that described demonstrators throwing bricks and frozen water bottles at authorities.

(So the protesters were carrying frozen water bottles on them? Or did they have portable freezers? )

“I think U.S. Park [Police], when having bricks thrown at them and frozen water bottles, had the right to act,” McEnany told reporters. “They acted with the appropriate level of force to protect themselves, to protect the average citizenry and to protect the peaceful protesters who were among them as well.”

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/500977-white-house-compares-trumps-church-visit-to-churchill

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Reply White House compares Trump's church visit to Churchill (Original post)
Botany Jun 2020 OP
Arkansas Granny Jun 2020 #1
tanyev Jun 2020 #2
Hugin Jun 2020 #3
TheCowsCameHome Jun 2020 #4
Botany Jun 2020 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2020 #5
soothsayer Jun 2020 #7
dalton99a Jun 2020 #8
riversedge Jun 2020 #9
Caliman73 Jun 2020 #10

Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 09:25 AM

1. They have absolutely no shame.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 09:26 AM

2. We will cower behind walls in the fields and in the streets.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 09:28 AM

3. I don't recall anything about Churchill teargassing Londoners...

Maybe, I missed that part.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 09:30 AM

4. Churchill didn't get mocked and ridiculed afterwards.

n/t

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 09:34 AM

6. Churchill slept and worked in an underground bunker in London during the blitz so the people of ...

... could see him.


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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 09:33 AM

5. I'm not old enough to remember WWII, but I've read a lot about it,

and damned if I missed the part about where Churchill teargassed the citizens of London before he inspected the bombing.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 09:38 AM

7. Churchill was Antifa

Drumpf is fa.

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Thu Jun 4, 2020, 09:39 AM

8. Kick

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/anderson-cooper-goes-off-on-kayleigh-mcenany-for-trump-churchill-comments-this-president-praises-tyrants/
Anderson Cooper Goes Off on Kayleigh McEnany for Trump-Churchill Comments: ‘This President Praises Tyrants!’


“Churchill joined the military, saw combat. The president avoided all that, as we know. Bone spurs, we’re told,” Cooper elaborated. “Churchill wrote books. The president, he’s had books ghostwritten for him.”

He continued going down a list and said, “Churchill rallied Britain in the face of evil. He united the world against it. This president praises tyrants. He seeks to emulate them. The press secretary compares the two men… I mean, she’s right. They’re both leaders of countries. They’re both old. They’re both large. And both walked through rubble. One did it for his country. Trump did it for himself.”

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 02:45 PM

9. White House staff are idiots

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 02:51 PM

10. They are idiots!!

“Through all of time, we have seen presidents and leaders across the world who have had leadership moments and very powerful symbols that were important for a nation to see at any given time to show a message of resilience and determination,”

Except those other leaders weren't fake photo ops McEnany! Churchill, I am sure, had a security detail but he went out during war time and inspected the damage. He also had a history of service to England. He wasn't a draft dodging loser like Trump.


Even GW Bush exposed himself to pollutants to stand in the rubble of the Towers. He didn't just stop by in his limousine and run the hell away like Trump did.


Trump ordered police to brutalize peaceful protesters to take a picture in front of a church he doesn't even go to, using a book he doesn't even know about, to make himself look strong. This, after spending days in a bunker because protesters were saying mean things to him.

Yeah, that is my idea of presidential...

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