Trump accuses peaceful protesters at Boston rally of being ‘anti-police agitators’ while commending cops
Despite massive media coverage showing the right-wing Boston “Free Speech” rally being a mostly passive march by counter-protesters, President Donald Trump called out the participants as “anti-police agitators” on Twitter.
Writing on Twitter, President Trump commented, “Looks like many anti-police agitators in Boston. Police are looking tough and smart! Thank you.”
Trumps comments are at direct odds about a march and counter-protest that broke up early after only a handful of white nationalists showed up — and those who did were confronted by an estimated 20,000 anti-rightwing counter-protesters.
You can see Trump’s tweets below:
Looks like many anti-police agitators in Boston. Police are looking tough and smart! Thank you.# p #5_10 # ad skipped = true #
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2017# p #6_10 # ad skipped = true #
Great job by all law enforcement officers and Boston Mayor @Marty_Walsh.# p #8_10 # ad skipped = true #
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2017# p #9_10 # ad skipped = true #