As election 2016 winds down, the fight for “the Black Vote” continues. To that end, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he is “troubled” by the police shooting of Terence Crutcher and suggested that maybe his killer—Tulsa, Okla., Police Officer Betty Shelby—shouldn’t be a police officer, The Hill reports.
Trump made this penny-with-a-hole-in-it statement Wednesday at New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Joined by his “black coalition,” Don King, Dr. Ben Carson and Apprentice star Omarosa Manigault, Trump—the “law and order” candidate” who believes a national stop-and-frisk policy would be wonderful; has incited violence against black people at rallies around the country; called the Black Lives Matter movement a “threat” that needed to be investigated; called for the innocent Central Park Five to be executed in 1989; denied undeniable allegations of housing discrimination against blacks and Latinos in New York City; and apparently considers African Americans to be his possessions—appeared to want black people to believe that he is “troubled” by one more act of state-sanctioned terrorism against black people.
“I watched the shooting, in part, in Tulsa, and that man was hands up. That man went to the car, hands up, put his hands on the car,” civil rights activist Trump said. “To me, it looked like he did everything you’re supposed to do.
“The young officer—I don’t know what she was thinking,” freedom fighter Trump added. “But I’m very, very troubled by that.”
We don’t believe you, Trump. You need more people.
We are also not wasting any more words.