“And this family will not let you use George as a prop," the civil rights icon said at George Floyd's memorial to those who are "not about justice."
Elected official says laws won't solve the problem, only God.
The president pointed to praise from religious leaders Franklin Graham and Robert Jeffress in defending the photo shoot in front of St. John's Church.
The televangelist also said the president should be comforting Americans right now.
The tens of thousands of people protesting Floyd's death have shown that marching isn't the only way to make a statement.
Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory said he finds it "baffling and reprehensible" that a Catholic facility would allow itself to be "manipulated" in this way.
Police drove faith leaders off the property of St. John's Church to make room for the president, according to Rev. Gini Gerbasi.
Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse peaceful protesters so the president could have his picture taken at a church.
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.
Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals in turning away the request from a pentecostal church in California.