President Trump reacted angrily Tuesday to a question about police killings of African Americans. Trump was speaking with CBS News correspondent Catherine Herridge at the White House.
Catherine Herridge: “You said George Floyd’s death was a terrible thing.”
President Donald Trump: “Terrible.”
Catherine Herridge: “Why are African Americans still dying at the hands of law enforcement in this country?”
President Donald Trump: “And 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.”
A recent Harvard University study found African Americans are more than three times as likely to be killed by police as white Americans.
Meanwhile, President Trump again defended displays of the Confederate flag at NASCAR races and other events, calling it a “free speech” issue. And in a separate interview, Trump defended a wealthy white couple who pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters passing their home in a gated community in St. Louis last month.