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CNN host Chris Cuomo claimed Tuesday that St. Louis attorney Mark McCloskey, who went viral for confronting a mob of protesters with firearms, has become "the face of political resistance to the Black Lives Matter movement."
During the contentious interview, in which McCloskey reaffirmed that protesters who broke an iron gate to access his private property threatened to kill him and his family, Cuomo declared that McCloskey and his wife, Patricia, have become the "face of white resistance" because President Donald Trump retweeted a video of the couple defending their property.
Cuomo said, "To me, it's not about what's right and wrong in a court of law, it's what we have right and wrong about how we treat each other. And that's why the president retweeted this tweet ... Mr. McCloskey, you know it. He retweeted it because he liked the image of white resistance to [the Black Lives Matter] movement."
The exchange was the second time that Cuomo baited McCloskey or his lawyer to speak for the president, suggesting Trump has exploited the McCloskeys.
In response to Cuomo's original accusation, when he called McCloskey the "face of the political resistance to the Black Lives Matter movement," McCloskey fired back:
CUOMO: Trump retweeted the video of Mark McCloskey because "he liked the image of white resistance to this [black l… https://t.co/FbVs2I33yC— Daily Caller (@Daily Caller)1593569322.0
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