President Trump on Wednesday called the killing of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta a “terrible situation,” but appeared to cast blame on the victim by insisting that “you can’t resist a police officer.”
Trump Wednesday night offered his most extensive comments to date on the death of Brooks, a 27-year-old black man who was shot and killed by police after an altercation outside a Wendy’s. He called Brooks’s death “very sad,” but offered rigid support for law enforcement amid a broader national discussion over police brutality, saying police officers “have not been treated fairly.”
“I thought it was a terrible situation, but you can’t resist a police officer,” Trump told Sean Hannity on Fox News. “And, you know, if you have a disagreement you have to take it up after the fact.”
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