At 7:01pm on Monday, Eastern US time, US President Donald Trump walked out of the White House and towards St. John’s Episcopal Church, also known as the Church of the Presidents, where he was photographed by the press, holding aloft a Bible.
A video of the walk, accompanied by rousing music, was uploaded by the official White House Twitter page. It depicts a peaceful walk on a sunny afternoon in Washington DC.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 2, 2020
Photos of Donald Trump holding up the Bible as though it is a trophy were circulated by his supporters.
But the real news story here is the tactics employed by Trump to get that photo, and what was happening just out of frame.