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Demi Lovato SLAMS Donald Trump After Bible Photo Op: 'Be The F---ing Leader We Need'

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By Whitney Vasquez

Demi Lovato had some choice words for President Donald Trump after hearing about the National Guard teargassing a group of peaceful protesters so he could walk across the street for a photo-op. The 27-year-old shut down the reality star turned political leader after her close friends, who were watching the event unfold, sent her a series of texts explaining what went down. Many religious leaders are slamming Donald Trump for his photoshoot at St. John's Episcopal Church where he's been accused of using the Bible as a "prop."

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Using Teargas Against Protesters:

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Demi Lovato addressed the moment on her Instagram Story. Sharing the texts from her friends which began, "Donald Trump gave a speech where he inspired people to invoke the second amendment and said that 'lawlessness' stops tonight and then the national guard fired teargas and flash bombs into the crowd of people." The text went on to say "he said he will enforce the 'perfect law' and the 1807 Insurrection Act enabling the national guard and military to attack Americans if they are out past curfew," to which Demi responded, "Jesus."

Putting Her Voice To Good Use:

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That's when they got into the photo-op. "He walked across the street with SWAT teams surrounding him while he smiled and someone handed him a Bible." Demi Lovato's friend added, "he waved it around and took pictures in front of a church with his all white staff and smiled and awkwardly held the Bible next to his face." The "Sorry Not Sorry" singer let it sink in before she wrote a scathing message to the President of the United States.

Slamming Trump:

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"Donald Trump -- be the f--ing leader we need you to be," she posted to her Instagram Story. "I'm actually begging you because we're stuck with you until November, then you will have to pay for your silence, lack of leadership & action." Many of critiquing Donald Trump for the display, including Rev. Mariann Budde, who told NBC's "TODAY" show, "He didn't come to church to pray, he didn't come to church to offer condolences to those who are grieving."

His Church Photo Op:

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"He didn't come to commit to healing our nation, all the things that we would expect and long for from the highest leader in the land," she added. Budde also told the network that she was unaware Donald Trump was coming to the church yesterday. Rev. James Martin issued a statement saying, "Using the Bible as a prop while talking about sending in the military, bragging about how your country is the greatest in the world, and publicly mocking people on a daily basis, is pretty much the opposite of all Jesus stood for."

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