“The Oath I Swore . . .” Military Officer Exposes Trump’s Lies Behind Violent Bible Photo-Op

  • The protesters were peaceful. At no time did he feel threatened by them.
  • He expected to clear the square at 7:00, when a curfew went into effect. He was surprised to get orders to do so over half an hour earlier.
  • The supposed warnings to disperse given the peaceful protesters were from too far away, with insufficient amplification, and could not have been heard by the protesters.
  • He was told the operation would not use tear gas. He was lied to. He smelled its use during the operation.
  • After it was over he was told no tear gas had been used. He was lied to. He smelled it and he found spent tear gas canisters at the location later that evening.
  • The operation was conducted by Park Police, Civil Disturbance Units, the Secret Service and “other law enforcement agencies” that Major DeMarco was unable to identify. No National Guard forces were used.
Americans Were Beaten And Tear Gassed For This Picture



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Retired lawyer & Army vet in The Villages of Florida. Lifelong: Republican (pre-Trump), Constitution buff, science nerd & dog lover. Twitter: @KeithDB80