President Donald Trump and Melania Trump held hands during a visit Tuesday to Saint John Paul II’s National Shrine.
Trump and the first lady walked together hand in hand before standing by the ceremonial wreath placed under the Statue of Saint John Paul II where they then held a moment of remembrance at the shrine in Washington, D.C. (RELATED: First Lady Melania Trump Weighs In On George Floyd’s Death, Says There Is ‘No Reason For Violence’ During Protests)
Neither Trump or Melania said a word during the visit and only stood together with hands clasped at their side. (RELATED: Trump Orders DOJ, FBI To Investigate George Floyd’s Death In Police Custody)
The president and first lady were also planning to visit the Luminous Mysteries Chapel, John Paul II Blood Relic, and the Madonna Icon, per a White House pool report.
Later in the day, FLOTUS shared a handful of pictures on Instagram from the day’s events.
She captioned her post, “@POTUS & I honored the life [and] legacy of Saint John Paul II at @JP2Shrine today. His passion [and] dedication for religious freedom is a legacy that we must protect for people around the world.”
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The visit comes following days of protests and riots across the country following the death of George Floyd, who died while in custody of a Minneapolis police officer.