Trump trying to 'divide' America: ex-Pentagon chief Mattis

White House compares Trump to Churchill in WW2

White House compares Trump to Churchill in WW2

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing President Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr on behalf of Black Lives Matter, claiming the administration violated the civil rights of protesters who were removed to enable President Trump to cross Lafayette Park to St. John's Episcopal Church on Monday. The troops have been housed at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and at the Army's Fort Belvoir, Va., a US official said.

"Mattis, who resigned from his position in December 2018, issued a stinging statement Wednesday criticizing Trump's handling of the nationwide unrest in the USA". I did fire James Mattis.

"Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people - does not even pretend to", Mattis said in a statement published by The Atlantic magazine.

The president's tweets criticizing Mattis followed a scathing statement by Mattis earlier Wednesday accusing Trump of dividing the nation in a time of unrest.

"I agree with him", Kelly told Anthony Scaramucci, former White House communications director.

The fury was ignited by the May 25 killing of George Floyd, a black man who suffocated beneath the knee of a white police officer, and whose agonising death was filmed by bystanders.

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The president answered the criticism from Mattis on Twitter.

Mike Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Mr Trump's actions in Lafayette Square had "laid bare his disdain for the rights of peaceful protest in this country".

Donald Trump attacked Jim Mattis as he said: "Glad, he is gone!".

Trump administration officials said the perimeter is meant to keep protests from getting too large near the White House and that the administration is eager for the expanded barriers to be removed, according to The Washington Post.

Investigators also believe that groups have been training some demonstrators on techniques to rush officers on the lines of the protests and giving tips on how to avoid being arrested, the official said.

Irked by Esper's comments, Trump called the defence secretary to a meeting at the White House late on Wednesday and confronted him about their disagreement, Bloomberg reported.

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As he spoke at City Hall, midtown Manhattan was pocked with smashed storefronts, with Macy's flagship store among those hit . Monday's curfew in New York City proved to be ineffective at preventing people from robbing businesses and destroying.

He dismissed the images of Trump holding a bible as a "photo op", noting it caused authorities to clear protesters around the White House so he could travel to it.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Ct.) said during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting that he would introduce his own measures in the Senate next week in order to "restrict the overbroad and virtually undefined powers of the President under the Insurrection Act".

"Like Churchill, we saw him inspecting the bombing damage and it sent a powerful message of leadership to the British people".

Esper also said this week that he opposed using American military troops to do the work of law enforcement.

"I think the president is actually working towards uniting the country...the question is what do we see in front of us that will help unite us?" he asked.

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