Donald Trump: “We are in a divided nation” warning that last week’s violence might be the beginning

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday targeted President Obama’s leadership and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. “Look what is happening to our country under the WEAK leadership of Obama and people like Crooked Hillary Clinton,” Trump tweeted early Sunday.

  • “We are in a divided nation. I looked two nights ago and you were having trouble in 11 different cities, big, big trouble. And the press actually plays it down. I mean, you were having big, big trouble in many cities. And I think that might be just the beginning for this summer,” Trump told the Associated Press
  • “There is sorrow, there is anger, there is confusion about next steps,” Obama said Saturday from Poland. “But there’s unity in recognizing that this is not how we want our communities to operate. This is not who we want to be as Americans”
  • There were two separate instances last week that involved police killing black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Falcon Heights, Minnesota, which led to protests around the country
  • One peaceful protest turned deadly in Dallas, Texas, after a gunman killed five police officers, the deadliest attack on police since the September 11 attacks according to CNN
  • Donald Trump believes relations between police and African-Americans are “far worse” than people think, predicting stating protests that led to last week’s slaying of five officers “might be just the beginning for this summer”
  • Trump believes that a lack of training for officers might be the least partially to blame for the two police shootings that led to last Thursday’s deadly protest, where Hillary Clinton pledged to commit $1 billion to improve
  • “It’s time for our hostility against our police, and against all members of law enforcement, to end, and end immediately, right now,” Trump added during his speech
  • Trump also made it clear that “a lot of work” must be done to ensure all Americans feel their safety is protected referring back to the tragic deaths in Louisiana & Minnesota
  • “When President Obama said the other day that he doesn’t think it’s as bad as people think, I think it’s far worse and certainly far worse than he believes it is. We are a divided nation,” Trump repeated
  • Trump’s adviser & former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliana, labeled Black Lives Matter as “inherently racist” in an interview with CBS News
  • “A lot of people agree with that. A lot of people feel that it is inherently racist, And it’s a very divisive term,” Trump said. “Because all lives matter. It’s a very, very divisive term”

Article Source: The Hill / Rebecca Savransky