Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin refused to blame violent liberals and Antifa for the string of brutal protests that recently took place in his city.
Instead, he decided to pin the blame on conservatives, who he said are directly responsible for the violent outbreaks.
The majority of the riots took place after liberal thugs decided they wanted to protest President Donald Trump using intimidation and fear tactics.
Arreguin said that his city was the “surrogate” for the resistance against Trump.
“We’re a surrogate for the resistance against the Trump administration certainly, and for progressive values, ” he said.
“It’s not lost on me that I’m Berkeley’s first Latino mayor. I have been outspoken against the Trump administration,” he said. “I have to wonder if the mayor was white, would we see such hate.”
Arreguin went on to say that it was conservatives who made Berkeley look bad and caused these public displays.
“It’s engineered intense animosity against Berkeley and that’s a narrative they keep putting out there,” he said.
Did he suddenly forget Berkeley’s longstanding reputation as a hub for liberal protests? Love or hate Trump, there is no need to destroy your own city and attack innocent conservatives that are also using their First Amendment rights.
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