DALLAS (AP) — President Donald Trump cited Dallas protesters beating a man this weekend as he demanded governors get tougher in cracking down on burning and stealing among some demonstrations.
But the president’s comment left out what police suggest sparked the incident to which he seemed to be referring. Police say the man was swinging a machete at protesters. During a Monday video conference call with governors Trump seemed to refer to graphic videos of a man being beaten in Dallas Saturday that circulated widely on social media.
Police say witnesses told them the man was beaten after “wielding a large knife/machete at several protesters,”