Over the previous two days, President Trump has twice been requested how he plans to handle the systemic racism in U.S. police departments spotlighted by the dying of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and each occasions he has made clear that he believes the answer is a wholesome financial system.
In a Thursday radio interview with Fox News host Brian Kilmeade, Trump was requested about his response to the truth that simply 36 p.c of African-Americans say they belief native police, in contrast with 70 p.c of whites. “How do you change things?” Kilmeade requested the president.
“Well, I think it’s a very sad problem,” Trump replied. “As you know, as a Republican I’m doing very well with African-Americans and with the vote, with the — in polls and everything — especially, I mean, I haven’t seen one very recently because you had the plague come in from China, so that changed things up, but we had the best economy ever. We had the best numbers for African-American employment and unemployment in history. Best homeownership, best everything. We had the best numbers in everything — not only African-American, but the African-American numbers were great.”
Kilmeade, who’s pleasant to Trump, briefly pressed the president additional. “But how do you handle the law enforcement part of this? How do you handle the law enforcement part of this?”
Trump went off on one other tangent in his reply, complaining that he didn’t get sufficient credit score for his remarks about Floyd’s dying throughout an unrelated speech about area exploration. He didn’t tackle Kilmeade’s query about systemic modifications.
“Well, I think you have to get better than what they’ve been doing. I mean, obviously that was a terrible thing,” Trump replied. “And I’ve spoken about it numerous times in various speeches. And you know, it’s interesting, I spoke about it when we launched a very successful rocket — a tremendous program that culminated on that day and obviously it goes on from there. But I then made a speech and it was a speech about the rocket, and I devoted 25 percent of the speech, probably, to what happened — or more — to what happened with respect to George — George Floyd — and it was … and then you listen to news, ‘He doesn’t talk about George Floyd.’ The rocket went off, then I made a speech and I talked about George Floyd, but they said he didn’t talk about George Floyd. Half, maybe even almost half of the speech, but a large portion of the speech was devoted exactly to that. And so, you know, with the media you basically — basically no matter what you do, it’s never going to be good enough.”
a great day” for Floyd even supposing the figures confirmed African-American unemployment continued to rise — Trump was requested by PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor about his plan to handle systemic racism.
“Our country is so strong, and that’s what my plan is. We’re going to have the strongest economy in the world. We are almost there now,” he responded.
Trump — who stoked a conspiracy idea that the primary African-American president was not born within the United States, went to struggle with NFL gamers who through the nationwide anthem protested police killings of African-Americans, and overturned an govt order put in place by Barack Obama forbidding the distribution of navy surplus to police departments nationwide — stated on Twitter this week that he had “done more for the black community than any president since Abraham Lincoln.”
He is right that African-American employment was at historic highs earlier than the coronavirus pandemic struck, though these good points started throughout Obama’s presidency. And whereas Trump’s signing of the First Step Act was hailed by many African-Americans as an vital accomplishment for prison justice reform, his dismissal of the Obama administration’s plan to handle racism in police departments has been sharply criticized.
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“We’re trying to build and legitimize relationships with our police and our communities long before there’s a problem,” she stated. “Having our police recruits volunteer at our youth center, having meaningful engagement and dialogue, having our police officers attend community meetings so that our community can call upon them for the good and the bad — it’s working in Atlanta, and it’s unfortunate that Donald Trump would disregard something that’s working well. That’s not leadership.”