Does President Trump have double standard for protests?

ABC News’ David Wright reports on the president’s criticism of demonstrations across the U.S., despite his praise for overseas protests.
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Next as we've been reporting a press. Has made his feelings about the more violent elements of these protests known even threatening military action inside the US to quell the on rest. So take a closer look at how the president has talked about all their protest movements both inside the US and around the globe are David Wright has this report. I am your president of law and order. And an ally of all peaceful protesters. President trump has cast himself as the strong man standing up to the mob these are not acts of peaceful protests. These are acts of domestic. Terror. This week law enforcement aggressive and your peace protesters. From Lafayette. We're just the White House. President trump could walk over and have a photo op outside afforded up church holding a Bible. He vowed to take back the streets from thugs and and troublemakers mayors and governors must establish an overwhelming law enforcement presence until the violence has been quelled. In this city year's state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property. Of their residence. Then I will deploy the united states military and quickly solve. The problem for them. Approach in stark contrast to his message to protesters in other countries. Earlier this year jump tweeted support to the brave long suffering people will be run. My administration will continue to stand with you he said we are following your. Closely. Sorry. Just this past weekend trump had this to say about whole Cologne and the demonstrators there. Just if you take a look smothering absolutely smothering Hong Kong's freedom young people there have far. Streets despite a brutal. Jumped isn't opposed to street protests for say. Even in this country he was famously and controversially. Even handed when it came to white Nationalists in Charlottesville season there was hatred his violence Muslims. I'd like. Yeah that lane yes I think this blame on both sides you look at it and you look at both sides. I think his blame on both sides and I have no doubt about it and you don't have any doubt about it didn't. More recently trump said there were very good people among the protesters in Michigan who stormed the Statehouse in Lansing. Demanding the democratic governor live stay at home mortars from cove in nineteen. Some of those protesters carried automatic weapons dump praised them. But no praise for nonviolent. Protesters who have taken to the streets over the killing of George Floyd. Yeah trump labeled those found in violent demonstrations. Domestic terrorists. Calling for a military response against them this week Democrat Joseph Biden accused trump. Of fanning the flames of hate this issue we are. Position we want to be. Is this a lot of pass onto our children and our grandchildren. Fear. Anger triggered warning. Rather the pursuit at happiness. President trump hasn't said what. Fidelity might. Except to suggest that in his. Repeatedly criticized quarterback Cullen cap predict deferred taking a knee during the National Anthem because of the brutality of police towards young black men. What do you love to see what of these NFL owners. When somebody dis respects our flag to say get that son of a off the field right now out these five. Up even joked with police academy graduates but little brutality rated movie a cryptic sometimes. I said please don't beat two nights. Like when you guys put somebody in the car and you protecting the head you know the what you put their hand up. Like don't hit their head and they just killed somebody donate dad. I sit you can take that hand away okay. So his vow to dominate the streets is not out of character I am mobilizing all available federal resources civilian and military. To stop the rioting and looting. To end the destruction and arson. And to protect the rights of law abiding Americans including. Your Second Amendment Rights. The Second Amendment to the constitution includes the right to bear arms. Those remarks made no mention of the First Amendment which guarantees freedom of speech and of assembly. David Wright ABC news New York.

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