Hannity said he wouldnâ€™t compare the supposed victimization of Trump to that of George Floyd,Â a Black man in Minneapolis killed by police in a May 25 incident that sparked widespread protests, civil unrest and calls for reform.
But then, Hannity did just that during a segment on a supposed â€œdeep stateâ€ conspiracy to undermine Trumpâ€™s 2016 campaign by figures within the FBI.Â
â€œEven the president himself â€• itâ€™s not the same thing as what happened to George Floyd â€• but itâ€™s horrific,â€ he said, â€œHe was a victim of crooked cops.â€Â
Hannity repeated that it wasnâ€™t the same circumstances but then also repeated the claim.
â€œIâ€™m not making any comparison,â€ he said in a clip posted online by the progressive watchdog organization Media Matters. â€œA bad cop is a bad cop, and by all means the damage was real to the country.â€Â Â
At the end of his show, Hannity went back to the comparison he said wasnâ€™t a comparison as he played a clip of an interview with Attorney General William Barr.
â€œThereâ€™s no comparison in the case,â€ he said. â€œVery different circumstances, Iâ€™m not comparing them.â€
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