Mark Dolan: Donald Trump is at war with tolerance and equality

Thursday, June 4, 2020

talkRADIO’s Mark Dolan has strongly criticised Donald Trump for his response to the unrest across America following the death of George Floyd.

He accused the US president of a lack of sympathy and said his approach to the issue had “restarted the American Civil War”.

“[Mr Trump] is at war with the ideals of tolerance, equality and humanity - values that we in the United Kingdom hold incredibly dear,” he said.

Mark continued: “He seems to hate a section of his people or, at the very least, he’s happy to turn a blind eye to those toxic, nasty elements in American society that do.”

The presenter also urged the UK to “learn from America and not become it”.

“Britain has some claim to be the most tolerant, most successful multicultural society on Earth and a way to keep it that way is to keep those British qualities of decency, respect and tolerance. Qualities seemingly absent in America at the moment.”

Mr Trump has previously said that Americans were “rightly sickened and revolted” by Mr Floyd’s death. However former US defence secretary Jim Mattis has condemned the Republican leader for threatening military action to quell the riots.

Demonstrations have continued throughout this week, though no major violence has been reported since Tuesday.

Meanwhile, police officer Derek Chauvin, who was filmed pressing his knee to Mr Floyd’s neck now faces a second-degree murder charge.

The three other officers at the scene - Thomas Lane, J Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao - have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter.

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