WTOP news anchor Ken Duffy reminds us that Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of Black Lives Matter rioters setting fire to St. John’s Church in Washington, D.C. Except he didn’t exactly word it that way:
It’s been a year since the fire at St. John’s Church during George Floyd protests in D.C.
Church rector Rev. Rob Fisher tells @WTOP “there’s still a lot left to repair” in “the hundreds of thousands of dollars”
Despite that Fisher tells me “work for racial justice” continues
— Ken Duffy (@KenDuffyNews) May 31, 2021
The people who set the church on fire thought they were working for racial justice when they did it.
Fire start itself or?
— 🇺🇸 Just My Opinion 🇺🇸 (@JustMyOpinions4) May 31, 2021
Did the church spontaneously combust or
— ryan (@imryanphllpsbro) May 31, 2021
Is the cause of the fire known?
— MarioM (@madmari) May 31, 2021
Who started the fire, Ken?
— Lili von Shtupp (@LvS_Redux) May 31, 2021
Spontaneous fire? Or was it deliberately set by someone?
— Michael Killdozer (@MikeDeKulak) May 31, 2021
Curious how "the fire" started at this particular Church?
— kc2fargo (@kc2fargo) May 31, 2021
This was the same day terrorists engaged in violence @ the WH that was so intense, the Secret Service had to evacuate Trump to a bunker.
MSM mocked POTUS & dismissed the violence as protests.
— RedWingToo (@too_wing) May 31, 2021
President Trump was ridiculed as “Bunker Boy” and then demonized when he walked to the church and held up a Bible.
Huh. I wonder how that fire just happened. https://t.co/sgmcNGwgOS
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) May 31, 2021
Excuse me. It was a mostly peaceful fire, remember?
— 🇺🇸David Kelly🏳️🌈 (@DavidKellyShow) May 31, 2021
I know the tweet was sarcasm, but: arson…in the nursery, IIRC.
That's one heck of a political statement there.
Not just the message sent by setting a church on fire, but by doing so to its nursery.
— Shane D. Wilson (@rompcat) May 31, 2021
Here’s video from a year ago:
"It does appear St. John's Church is one fire, the parish office. We went downstairs and it is on fire. …As you can see there's definitely a fire here, this is the parish office."
People debating whether St. John's on fire but Fox News report sure seemed to show it is or was. pic.twitter.com/jUQGqFfGBT
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) June 1, 2020
'I guess God was on its side': Minimal damage reported from fire at St. John's Church across from the White House https://t.co/2Qn8HSsWaj
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 1, 2020