Trump claims he did not know racist origin of his ‘when the looting begins, the taking pictures begins’ tweet (and WH retweet) / Boing Boing


Donald Trump on Friday afternoon claimed to be utterly unaware of the racist historical past of the phrase ‘when the looting begins, the taking pictures begins,’ which he tweeted, and the White Home retweeted, and which was additionally posted on the Presidential Facebook account.

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The phrase was made well-known by a Miami police chief in 1967.

Trump on Friday advised reporters he believed the phrase means “when there’s looting, folks get shot they usually die.”

He says that is very correct and “we do not need that to occur.”

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“That is the best way that was meant, and that is the best way I feel it was imagined to be meant, however I do not know the place it got here from.”

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Earlier on Friday, Twitter placed a warning on a tweet from Trump wherein the famous racist blamed protests in Minneapolis on “THUGS” and mentioned “when the looting begins, the taking pictures begins.”

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Facebook employees are upset that their firm refuses to take motion towards Trump’s menace.

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