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.
The phrase was made well-known by a Miami police chief in 1967.
JUST IN: President Trump addresses tweet (and WH retweet) that “when the looting begins, the taking pictures begins”….claims he didn’t know the racially charged historical past. @CBSNews pic.twitter.com/hrByVLXgsS
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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.”
Trump denied figuring out the origins of the phrase “when the looting begins, the taking pictures begins” saying he has heard the phrase “for a very long time.”
When a reporter famous it was mentioned by Miami police chief in 1967, Trump mentioned he “has additionally heard from many different locations.”@JasonHoffman93
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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.”
President Trump says he did not know the place the time period “when the looting begins, the taking pictures begins.”
It originates from a Miami police chief whose aggressive insurance policies in black neighborhoods led to violence within the late 1960s.https://t.co/QoVGt6ce5YAdvertisement
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“I’ve heard that phrase for a very long time. I do not know the place it got here from,” says @POTUS when requested about his controversial tweet concering #Minneapolis. “It means when there’s looting, folks get shot.” pic.twitter.com/5AtrD2HXZhAdvertisement
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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.”
Facebook employees are upset that their firm refuses to take motion towards Trump’s menace.
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