Biden called for police reform and also condemned violence and vandalism. But he faulted Trump most of all, zeroing in on the president’s Rose Garden address Monday evening when he announced a military response to the protests and riots that have emanated from Minneapolis to rock cities across the U.S., including Washington.
Moments before Trump spoke, law enforcement used flash-bang grenades and rubber bullets to clear an apparently peaceful crowd from Lafayette Square, across from the White House. With the park cleared, Trump walked across to visit St. John’s Church, where a small fire had been set during the weekend amid rioting, and held up a Bible for a photo up.
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