July 15, 2020
President Donald Trump brushed off a question Tuesday about why more black people are dying at the hands of police, arguing ‘so are white people.’
Trump called the killing of George Floyd ‘terrible’ but bristled when CBS’ Catherine Herridge asked him why black people are ‘still dying at the hands of law enforcement in this country.’
‘So are white people. So are white people. What a terrible question to ask. So are white people,’ he responded during an interview at the White House on Tuesday. ‘More people, by the way. More white people.’
Although half of the people shot and killed by police are white, The Washington Post found in July study of five years of police shootings, black Americans are shot at a disproportionate rate.
While black Americans account for less than 13 per cent of the U.S. population, they are killed by police at more than twice the rate of white Americans.
This article was posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 3:17 am