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As tensions rise throughout the country due to the rioting taking place in response to George Floyd’s death, President Donald Trump is working to restore law and order.
On Monday night, President Trump visited St. John’s. The visit drew the ire of liberals across the nation.
A White House official told The Iowa Standard President Trump took back control of the nation’s capital.
Decisive action was needed, and President Trump activated the National Guard to ensure safety and security for the American people. President Trump walked from the White House to St. John’s, which is across the street. St. John’s was burned in Sunday night’s riots.
The church has been a central figure in the nation’s civil rights movement. In August of 1963, Rev. John C. Harper (St. John’s rector) stood boldly in support of justice despite being cautioned to stay away from the March on Washington as “it might be a bloodbath.”
During the prayer service supporting the March on Washington, lyrics from Hymn 533 were sung:
“One family on earth are we/throughout its widest span: O help us everywhere to see/the brotherhood of man.”
In a letter supporting Martin Luther King Jr., it was written that “this church building is open, as it has always been, so all who want to worship here: the ministry of this perish is extended to any who seek it; our fellowship with one another has no limitations whatsoever.”
There is no doubt the nation is looking to President Trump and the nation’s capital for leadership. The symbolism of President Trump’s action is undoubtedly an important step.
President Trump, who ran on a law-and-order platform in 2016, has said he will take all necessary actions to stop the violence and restore security and safety in America. He announced the mobilization of federal resources to stop the rioting, looting, arson and destruction to defend and protect the rights and property of law-abiding Americans.
President Trump also called on governors across the country to activate their National Guard at whatever numbers are necessary to secure cities.
“Our nation was founded upon the rule of law,” a White House official told The Iowa Standard. “President Trump will not let that foundation be eroded by violence and hate.”
Official White House Photos by Shealah Craighead