Marty Johnson of The Hill –
President Trump pivoted upon being asked whether he thought systemic racism is a problem in the United States during a press conference in Kenosha, the Wisconsin city where a Black man was shot in the back by police numerous times.
“You just keep getting back to the opposite subject. We should talk about the kind of violence that we’ve seen in Portland [Oregon] and here [in Kenosha] and other places. It’s tremendous violence.”
The president also dismissed the notion that police brutality was systemic, pointing to “some bad apples” and the idea that police officers “choke sometimes” while under the pressure of their jobs.