De Blasio Blames Trump for “Hatred & Division,” Trump Points to Antifa, Radical Left

NY Mayor Bill de Blasio and President Trump offered very different narratives on Saturday amid chaotic riots throughout the nation.

Bill de Blasio blamed, President Trump for creating an atmosphere that he says has led to an uptick in “hatred and division.”

Meanwhile, President Trump made it clear he believes the violence and vandalism is being led by Antifa and other radical Left-Wing groups.

Mayor Bill De Blasio:

I’ve not seen the specific words coming out of the white house or actions, but I can tell you this, and this is the blunt truth.

The president of United States helped to create this atmosphere, and that’s the tragedy here. It doesn’t matter what your party affiliation is.

Doesn’t matter what you think of president Trump. There’s been an uptick in intention and hatred and division since he came along.

It’s just a fact, and it’s not the reason for any specific act, but it has helped to poison the atmosphere. So, we got to get back to leaders talking about unity.

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President Trump:

The memory of George Floyd is being dishonored by rioters, looters, and anarchists… The violence and vandalism is being led by Antifa and other radical Left-Wing groups.

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President Trump “We support the right of peaceful protestors, and we hear their pleas. But what we are now seeing on the streets of our cities has nothing to do with justice or peace.”