Trump twists stats on police brutality: ‘more white people’ are killed

Trump twists stats on police brutality: ‘more white people’ are killed

July 15, 2020

In fact, studies have found that Black Americans are up to 3.5 times as likely to be killed by law enforcement

Donald Trump, in an interview aired Tuesday, pivoted when asked a question about the police killing of George Floyd, a Black American, which has sparked major national protests, to point out that white people also get killed by law enforcement in the US.

In a controversial moment that had echoes of his comments on white nationalist marchers and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, when he said there were “fine people on both sides”, the president did not take the opportunity to talk about the problem of racially-motivated police brutality on Tuesday but switched to talk about white victims.

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