We can’t pretend President Trump is ‘personally responsible’ for violent riots: Murray

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We can’t pretend President Trump is ‘personally responsible’ for violent riots: Murray

Sky News host Paul Murray says as another day passes with more violence spreading in the US the “further we get away from the entire reason why these riots took place”.

Police and protesters are facing off in another night of unrest in the United States as violent demonstrations continue to erupt over the death of George Floyd.

Mr Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes as he told them “I can’t breathe”.

“You can’t pretend looting shops has anything to do with police brutality,” Mr Murray said.

“You can’t pretend Donald Trump is personally or even tangentially responsible for what happened here”.

Mr Murray pointed to President Trump’s announcement of classifying Antifa as a terrorist organisation, and said there is now a “particularly nasty strain of extremists who are starting to get involved ginning up these crowds”.

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