Cuomo blames Trump for ‘fanning the flames of racism’ after violent clash involving right-wing ‘Proud Boys'

Cuomo blames Trump for ‘fanning the flames of racism’ after violent clash involving right-wing ‘Proud Boys'

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Sunday called on the FBI to investigate violent clashes connected to the right-wing group the “Proud Boys.”

In a statement, Cuomo blamed President TrumpDonald John TrumpMilitary personnel to handle coronavirus patients at facilities in NYC, New Orleans and Dallas Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has total of 20 patients: report Fauci says that all states should have stay-at-home orders MORE for the “hatred and violence” that he tied to the altercations.

"The bottom line is that I hold the President responsible for demonizing differences, fanning the flames of racism and division and creating a fire of hatred and violence," Cuomo said.

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"These vile acts of racism, division and discrimination are repugnant to American values, and have no place in our state,” he added.

Three men were arrested on assault and robbery charges on Friday after a speech by “Proud Boys” founder Gavin McInnes.

The New York Police Department is investigating.

Cuomo also directed the state police hate crimes unit to share information and resources with the NYPD and FBI.