Bible Thumper In Chief

Trump used Jesus, the Military, and the Police to create images that he hoped would win him another term. Captain Victim has sparked outrage among true Christians and Real Church Leaders. I predicted this was coming. I was made out to be insane! It is uncanny that my computer froze right after I posted on the Sunset Strip Riot on May 12. Is ‘The Son of Man’ holding the Bible upside down? So full of wisdom – NOT!

Is Trump replicating the scene his favorite artist rendered? He gives a nod to neo-Confederate  Gun Grunts that he sees as his Pretorian Guard.

Hail Caesar!

John The Prophet

The Passion of Trump

Breaking: Pentagon chief says he does not support the use of active-duty military forces to quell unrest, breaking with Trump

In response to unrest related to the death of George Floyd, President Trump threatened to use active-duty military on U.S. streets, which would require the invocation of the Insurrection Act to give U.S. troops arrest powers and other law-enforcement authorities.“The option to use active-duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort and only in the most urgent and dire of situations,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday. “We are not in one of those situations now. I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act.”

After a week of increasingly violent unrest in the United States, peace largely prevailed on Tuesday night. Brutal clashes between police and the public seemed to subside, and there were only sporadic reports of looting and other mayhem across the nation.

Still, the night was filled with tension in major cities where tens of thousands of protesters defied curfews to express outrage over racism and police brutality following the death of yet another a black man in police custody.

In Washington, which has been swarmed by a federal force, officers near the White House sprayed an irritant and fired pepper balls at protesters, who responded with shouts and fireworks. A similar late-night scene played out in Portland, Ore.

In Los Angeles, demonstrators massed outside the mayor’s residence and demanded the firing of the city’s police chief. And in New York, which is under curfew for the first time in 77 years, hundreds of protesters walked across the Manhattan Bridge and were met by a police blockade.

Here are some significant developments:

  • President Trump disputed reports that he was rushed to an underground bunker during protests outside the White House on Friday night, asserting he went down earlier in the day “more for an inspection.”
  • Pope Francis urged people not to “tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form” and called for “national reconciliation and peace.”
  • The monument to a notorious Philadelphia mayor and top cop, which became a flash point of the city’s protests, was quietly removed before the sun rose Wednesday.
  • The mother of George Floyd’s daughter said she explained his death by telling the 6-year-old that her father couldn’t breathe.
  • Former president Barack Obama is scheduled Wednesday to make his first on-camera comments about the death of Floyd and the nationwide protests.

Less than 24 hours after Los Angeles police chief Michel Moore sparked outrage by saying that Goerge Floyd’s blood is on rioters’ hands “as it is on those officers,’” he faced unanimously angry, and often profane criticism from residents at an online meeting of the L.A. Police Commission.

Of the incident that sparked the protests, the death of  Floyd after his arrest by Minneapolis police, Moore said of rioters on Monday, “His death is on their hands, as much as it is on those officers.’”

I misspoke when I said his blood was on their hands,” said Moore, “but certainly their actions do not serve the enormity of his loss. After the press conference, as outrage mounted, the chief issued a cascade of new apologies, at least three in the next few hours.

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