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Amid protests, Trump talks of war - and reelection


President Donald Trump walks to St. John's Episcopal Church from the White House in Washington, Monday, June, 1, 2020, for a photo op. The death of George Floyd, an African-American man, in police custody, has ignited protests across the country. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

WASHINGTON - Embracing the language of confrontation and war, President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself the "president of law and order" and signaled he would stake his reelection on convincing voters his forceful approach, including deploying U.S. troops to U.S. cities, was warranted in a time of national tumult and racial unrest.

Trump made his Rose Garden declaration to the sound of tear gas and rubber bullets clearing peaceful protesters from the park in front of the White House. It created a split screen for the ages, with his critics saying the president was deepening divisions at a time when leadership was crucial to help unify a fractured country.


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