Key Words: President Trump says George Floyd’s death was ‘terrible’ but says ‘more white people,’ die at hands of police than Blacks in U.S.
“ ‘So are white people. So are white people. What a terrible question to ask. So are white people. More white people, by the way. More white people’ ” That’s President Donald Trump comment during a CBS interview supporting the view that white people in the U.S. are killed by law enforcement more often than Blacks — a statement likely to be seen as particularly insensitive in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in May, as well as Breonna Taylor two months earlier, the MarketWatch said.
“The Wall Street Journal has reported that Trump is consciously focusing on racial and cultural divides during his re-election campaign, with the U.S. in the midst of an economically debilitating pandemic and unrest over social justice-centered on a recent series of acts of racially charged actions and police brutality directed at Black Americans.”