Two items of disinformation related to President Trump’s photo op in front of St. John’s church are debunked:
- The police did not use tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protestors in Lafayette Park, nor were the protesters the police dispersed “peaceful.”
- The president did not hold up a Bible at the church in imitation of Adolph Hitler; the photo showing Hitler waving a Bible was photoshopped.
Statement from United States Park Police acting Chief Gregory T. Monahan about the actions taken over the weekend to protect life and property
Twitter account of Craig Silverman: