President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that nobody on Fox News defended him after contributor Jessica Tarlov ripped his visit to St. John’s Episcopal Church the day after it was set on fire by protesters last month.
Trump’s complaint came after Tarlov, a liberal commentator on Fox News, criticized his walk to the church that followed protestors and media being violently cleared from outside the White House.
“His speech — before he went out through Lafayette Park and when they tear gassed peaceful protesters that were there so he could have a photo op in front of a church holding a Bible upside down — went terribly for him, and the American public sees through it.”
A @FoxNews commentator just ripped me with lies, with nobody defending. They talked about the “friendly” protesters (they set the Church on fire the day before. They were anything but friendly), and how I stood and held the Bible upside down – it wasn’t upside down. @edhenry
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2020
What’s upside down is you say the Bible is your favorite book, but you can’t name one Bible verse. pic.twitter.com/pZRTRr8n1B
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 25, 2020
You do realize that the people who set the church on fire probably were not the same ones peacefully protesting the following day, right? Or do they all get stereotyped into the same category, you racist?
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) June 25, 2020
bro, the whole world knows what it saw, we were all watching it on live TV. your military police attacked a peaceful crowd. it happened. lie better
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) June 25, 2020
You’re STILL obsessing about this?
You shot rubber bullets and tear gas at peaceful protesters to take a walk to a church you don’t attend, to hold up a book you never read. Of course you wouldn’t know the book was upside down. pic.twitter.com/MRVO3RXgGq
— D Villella ❄️ (@dvillella) June 25, 2020
3 months ago you declared that covid-19 had made you a ‘wartime president’. Since then, you fled the battlefield, abandoned fighters and decided no enemy exists. But the disease rages on, and Americans are left to fight without presidential leadership
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) June 25, 2020