Trump Administration Does Not Regret Lafayette Square

The Trump administration regrets nothing about police using violent force to clear peaceful anti-racism protesters outside the White House.

“There’s no regrets on the part of this White House because, look, I’d note that many of those decisions were not made here within the White House,” said White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany who pointed to Attorney General William Barr.

Law enforcement agencies cleared protesters in Lafayette Square, the park outside the White House, 30 minutes before a curfew went into effect. Police used tear gas, pepper spray, smoke canisters, stun grenades and rubber bullets to clear the peaceful crowd.

Minutes after clearing the protest, The President walked through the park to have a photo-op with a Bible while posing in front of the historic St. John’s Church.

“protesters started hurling objects”. “Park Police acted as they felt they needed to at that time in response, and we stand by those actions. The president is sorry about the fact that antifa wreaks havoc in our streets and the failure of some members of the media to note that,” she said, repeating Trump’s claims that the protests are not actually led by people outraged by the killing of George Floyd.

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