President Donald Trump on Friday blamed Democrats for the death of a black man in Louisiana after the white supremacist group that attacked him on Saturday called for a boycott of the state.
“I think the Democrats are to blame for what happened,” Trump told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren in an interview taped Thursday.
“I think it’s very, very sad.
We don’t have to talk any more about black folks.””
We can’t be silent anymore,” Trump said.
“We’re not going to have a discussion about black issues, white issues, black issues any more.”
Trump on Friday also claimed that he would have won Louisiana if Democrat Mary Landrieu, who is black, had won the race.
“It’s a total tragedy that this happened,” he said.
“It was a complete surprise,” Landrieus campaign director, Anthony Giannetti, told CNN.
“She was a very strong candidate and we were hoping for a good race.”
“I can’t imagine how she would have performed in the state,” Trump added.
“And it’s a shame.”
The president also blamed the Black Lives Matter movement for a “tremendous amount of violence.”
“Black Lives Matter,” he continued.
“They have killed people, they have done terrible things, they do horrible things.
They should be in jail.
But they’re not.
They have killed, they’ve done terrible, horrible things.””
They’re just thugs,” he added.
Trump also said that “we don’t know what the future holds” for black Americans.
“If we don’t do anything, we will see a horrible, terrible outcome.”
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