“With his triumphal stride through the square to historical St. John’s Episcopal Church, Trump had hoped to appear strong and dominant, and to dispel the narrative of him hiding in the secured White House bunker during evening protests outside. Demanding a show of force, he sought to make the nation’s capital a shining example of how to control the streets amid racial unrest. Instead, the photo op proved calamitous.” Lafayette Square clash, still reverberating, becomes an iconic episode in Donald Trump’s presidency. Stuart Stevens, a longtime Republican strategist and ad maker who works with the Lincoln Project: “History picks these moments. It picked the march on Selma. It picked Bull Connor sending dogs against children. It picked the burning child from Vietnam.” (Let’s hope history picks a new course soon.)