More than 1,000 people marched to Lafayette Square across from the White House, and at nightfall American flags and parked cars and buildings were lit ablaze — including St. John’s Church, a historic landmark opened in 1816 and attended by every president since James Madison.
Facing in the coronavirus an enemy he could not tweet into submission, the president was desperate to change the subject, from pressing bogus conspiracy theories to inflaming tensions over the death of George Floyd.
The mission was the first time NASA astronauts had launched from United States soil since the Space Shuttle was retired in 2011, and it marked the first time a private company had flown astronauts to orbit.
Even though stores were closed for much of March and April, huge amounts of shoes, shirts, suits and swimwear poured into the United States from global supply chains that continued churning despite the pandemic.
A medic protester assists a member of the media on Saturday after Minneapolis police fired tear gas and rubber bullets during a demonstration following the death of George Floyd in police custody. (Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)