As protests over the murder of George Floyd spread across the globe, Fox News host Sean Hannity turned the spotlight on what he calls “another victim of crooked cops: Donald Trump.
During a segment on a supposed “deep state” conspiracy to undermine Trump, Hannity appeared to compare the supposed victimization of Trump to that of Floyd.
“Even the president himself ― it’s not the same thing as what happened to George Floyd ― but it’s horrific,” he said, “He was a victim of crooked cops.”
Hannity said that it wasn’t the same circumstances but then also repeated the claim.
“I’m not making any comparison,” he said in a clip posted online by the progressive watchdog organization Media Matters. “A bad cop is a bad cop, and by all means the damage was real to the country.”
Hannity: "Even the president himself — it's not the same thing as what happened to George Floyd, but it's horrific. He was a victim of crooked cops. Now, again, not the same circumstances, I'm not making any comparison," pic.twitter.com/QQw0MvrBKM
— Brendan Karet 🚮 (@bad_takes) June 10, 2020