During an interview with CBS News’ Catherine Herridge, President Trump rejected the notion that blacks are disproportionally killed by police.
“Let’s talk about George Floyd,” Herridge asked.
“You said George Floyd’s death was a terrible thing.
“Why are African Americans still dying at the hands of law enforcement in this country?”
“So are white people,” Trump fired back.
“So are white people.
“What a terrible question to ask.
“So are white people — more white people, by the way, more white people.”
President Trump tells @CBS_Herridge that “more White people” are dying at the hands of police than Black people. Watch excerpts on CBSN, more tonight on @CBSEveningNews and tomorrow on @CBSThisMorning https://t.co/NeBLT0LG0p pic.twitter.com/XIwyARJBBl
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 14, 2020