The Huddle: Trump's "cynical" moves / NZ businesses hard done by?

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Newstalk ZB staff,
Publish Date
Tue, 2 Jun 2020, 9:01PM
US President Donald Trump. (Photo / AP)

The Huddle: Trump's "cynical" moves / NZ businesses hard done by?

Author
Newstalk ZB staff,
Publish Date
Tue, 2 Jun 2020, 9:01PM

US President Donald Trump has decided to meet violence with violence, and it has come with heavy criticism. 

In response to violent protests across the US, Trump is hoping to dispatch heavily armed soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement officers to stop the destruction.

Josie Pagani told Heather du Plessis-Allan Trump's methods are frightening.

"It's also deeply cynical, and clearly Trump is running what in effect is an ad campaign for re-election."

Meanwhile, the protests in New Zealand broke social distancing laws that have been put in place to help eradicate Covid-19.

Businesses however are still needing to abide by level two laws.

Matthew Tukaki says as part of a functioning democracy, people have the right to protest.

"I understand there's a whole lot of people that are furious.

"The fact that the Police didn't go in there and break it up, that it was monitored, we've got to balance the equation out through the right to protest."