White House compares Trump's church visit to Winston Churchill in Second World War - 2020-06-03
The White House said Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to a nearby church where he held up a Bible was a "leadership moment" akin to Winston Churchill's inspection of bomb-damaged London during the Second World War, a comparison that drew swift condemnation from the author of a new bestselling book on the former British prime minister.
Throughout the yearlong blitz of London by German fighter aircraft, Churchill often watched the bombing raids from rooftops and he made special effort to walk the streets in places where thousands were killed.
The Trump administration has been criticized by Democrats and several Republicans, after peaceful protesters were forcibly cleared from the area around St. John's Church, where the president posed and held a Bible aloft on Monday. The president did not inspect damage inside the church.