2020-09-01 15:31:11 UTC
While discussing the shooting of Jacob Blake with Fox News ahead of his visit to
Kenosha, Wisconsin, President Donald Trump said some police officers who shoot
unarmed suspects "choke," as if missing a 3-foot putt in golf, a comment that
drew social media criticism and mockery.
Blake, a Black man, was shot seven times in the back by an officer as he tried
to enter a vehicle in an incident caught on video. The shooting sparked a new
wave of protests around the country against police brutality and racial
While discussing the situation in Kenosha during a White House news briefing on
Monday, Trump said sometimes an officer "makes a mistake" or "chokes" under
Trump elaborated on that point later Monday during an interview on "The Ingraham
Angle" on Fox News, during which he said police are "under siege."
"They can do 10,000 great acts, which is what they do, and one bad apple or a
choker, you know, a choker, they choke shooting the guy in the back many
times," Trump told host Laura Ingraham.