Rahul Dubey sheltered dozens of anti-racist protesters overnight in his Washington, D.C., home despite pressure from police.
Trump has in recent days talked about using the military to quell violent protests in U.S. cities.
National Guard troops blocked the Lincoln Memorial as peaceful protests continued in the nation’s capital.
Facing threats of violence from police and military, protesters showed up by the thousands in D.C. and around the nation to call for justice for George Floyd.
Rahul Dubey let nearly 70 strangers trapped by police into his home and allowed them to stay the night to avoid arrest.
Law enforcement officials formed a kettle and trapped demonstrators on a residential street after Trump called for a crackdown.
St. John’s Episcopal Church pledged to support George Floyd protesters even after it was damaged in a fire. Trump later used the church as a photo-op.
The demonstrations were largely peaceful before police started pushing back protesters and clashes began as a citywide curfew set in.
Melania and Barron Trump reportedly accompanied him.
The president's tweet about White House protesters evoked images of segregationist violence, Mayor Muriel Bowser said.