Donald Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Wednesday that Blacks “want” and “need” more police protection than White Americans. Trump went on to blame Liberals for the “crazy” number of murders in Chicago and other major metropolises.
“Don’t forget, the Democrats have ruled the inner cities for 100 years,” he said. “This is their rule.”
The president did not offer any solutions to the upward spiral in homicides, nor did he address the reasons why the murder rate in the nation’s third largest city is out of control.
He was happy to do the interview with Fox because he was the recipient of “soft” questions from Hannity, who just so happens to be a friend and “informal” adviser to the president.
During the interview, Trump said police in big cities are “not allowed” to respond to what he described as rampant crime because “they have to be politically correct.”
“Minorities want police protection more than anybody,” Trump said to Hannity. “They need it more than anybody. What’s going on is crazy. And you look at some of these inner cities where it’s just out of control.”
His comments come as former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players have protested during the national anthem to illuminate chronic police brutality and racial injustices against blacks.
“We have incredible police in this country,” Trump said. “They could stop [crime] if they were allowed to do their jobs. … In many cases, it’s the police are not allowed to do their job. They have to be politically correct.”