Hannity Compares Trump to George Floyd: ‘He Was a Victim of Crooked Cops’
Fox News host Sean Hannity compared the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police to President Trump’s dealings with the FBI during the Russia investigation, according to The Daily Beast.
On Tuesday, Hannity “railed against the growing criticism of the police amid the protests over Floyd’s death.”
Hannity went on to say: “The vast majority of our police serve with honor and distinction, and it is a dangerous job. Now because of the actions of [one Minneapolis] officer, the inaction of three other officers, what, we are going to have character assassination of all cops, violence against cops, rocks, bricks, Molotov cocktails, a daily occurrence in the United States of America?”
The host then claimed he has spent much time on-air outing “dirty cops.”
Hannity highlighted “all the coverage he’s given to railing against the so-called ‘deep state’ that he said targeted the president during the probe into Russian election interference,” The Daily Beast wrote.
He also boasted that he was right about the “prosecutorial misconduct” Trump and those in his circle faced amid the Russia probe.
Then Hannity brought it back to Floyd’s death:
“We exposed how corrupt high-ranking law enforcement officials tried to rig an election and destroy Donald Trump at all costs—overturn an election,” Hannity exclaimed. “Even the president himself, it is not the same thing as what happened to George Floyd, but it is horrific.”
“He was a victim of crooked cops,” he said.
Hannity reiterated that he was not making the comparison that he was clearly making:
“Now, again, not the same circumstances, I'm not making any comparison,” he concluded. “A bad cop is a bad cop, and by all means, by the way, the damage was real to the country.”