Melania Trump Tweeted the Creepiest Photos of Church Visit and People Have Questions
Donald Trump and the first lady visited the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Northeast Washington, DC, Tuesday, a day after Trump appeared at looting-damaged St. John’s Episcopal Church.
The president and Melania Trump walked from the building about 11:45 a.m. onto a large outdoor patio, turned and faced the assembled media and posed for a photo.
They then turned around and stood for several minutes before the statue of the late pontiff, where a wreath had been laid earlier, before walking back inside the building without speaking or taking questions.
John Paul II served as pope from 1978 until his death in 2005, and was declared a saint by the Roman Catholic Church in April 2014. The effort to erect the shrine was spearheaded by the Knights of Columbus, a lay Roman Catholic organization.
The event wasn’t very newsworthy, except for the fast that Trump leaned over to his wife and told a sourpuss-faced Melania to smile.
Trump asks Melania to smile during today's photo op. pic.twitter.com/B59YeDHKRM
— The Recount (@therecount) June 2, 2020
Later on Tuesday Melania tweeted out some photos from inside the shrine and they were incredibly creepy. Like, something out of a horror movie.
.@POTUS & I honored the life & legacy of Saint John Paul II at @JP2Shrine today. His passion & dedication for religious freedom is a legacy that we must protect for people around the world. pic.twitter.com/XsgrIc7QnC
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) June 2, 2020
In fact, currently “The Omen” is trending on Twitter.
Twitter had a field day:
The new Wes Anderson film doesn't look all that great. pic.twitter.com/lR3Z1Xlkk2
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) June 3, 2020
Scary. Maybe it’s their blank faces, or the barren church….I don’t know why this reminds me of the last scene in a movie about the Nuclear Apocalypse.
I guess the communication geniuses at White House thought this makes a great photo-op or something.
They were wrong.
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) June 3, 2020
Look closely: the religious art figures look clearly shocked that The Omen is being filmed in their church. pic.twitter.com/jV2X35Ew0Y
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) June 3, 2020
I’m not sure which is more terrifying: When the Trumps pretend to go to church or when they pretend to celebrate Christmas. pic.twitter.com/ZxrZZeQn8T
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) June 3, 2020
— Francesco Bongiovanni #Emergency #GinoStrada (@frances39179832) June 3, 2020
Nothing says comfortable at church like this photo of our first couple.
— ❤️🧡💛𝕄𝕚𝕒💚💙💜 (@mommamia1217) June 3, 2020
A few monsters and Melania. pic.twitter.com/n4Ac71l1xu
— Solidarity NOW! ☭ 🦺 (@Karlmarxhd) June 3, 2020
Good lord, it’s like a scene from a Stephen King book. pic.twitter.com/HMJIZIRneA
— Carrie (@cawilliamson) June 3, 2020
— DH (@DHDenver) June 3, 2020
Tang the Conqueror and Melania The Merciless work on promotional stills for their current reboot of "The Omen" as a television series. pic.twitter.com/o9Pj7EZ320
— Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) June 3, 2020