Trump has said the police officer who shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times last month was like a golfer who misses a simple putt.
The president’s astonishing analogy came in an interview with Laura Ingrahamon Fox News, who died to get him to correct himself when she saw how offensive Trump’s stream of consciousness was.
Trump said of the Kenosha, Wisconsin, incident.
“Shooting the guy in the back many times, I mean, couldn’t you have done something different?
Couldn’t you have wrestled him? But they choke. Just like in a golf tournament. They miss a three-foot putt.”
Ingraham tried to help him out saying,
“You’re not comparing it to golf, because that’s what the media will say.”
“I’m saying people choke… People choke.”
Trump is due to visit Kenosha, where Blake’s shooting took place, later today—despite city and state officials urging him to stay away.
Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian said yesterday that the timing of the president’s visit
“Is not good.”
Once again, you wonder is he THAT dumb? This after defending Kyle Rittenhouse, to compare shooting a man 7 times to golf, and then use the term “people choke”? This isn’t a dog whistle, it’s a police siren.
Trump compares killing an unarmed black civilian to missing a three foot putt in a golf tournament, Ingraham jumps in to make him stop. pic.twitter.com/NeHqVn4Uvf— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) September 1, 2020
More of the insane interview…
Trump: “I don’t want to mention Biden because he’s not controlling anything.”
Ingraham: “Who do you think is pulling Biden’s strings, is it former Obama people?”
Trump: “It’s people you’ve never heard of, people that are in the dark shadows, people… that… are…”
Ingraham: “Well what does that mean, that sounds like conspiracy theory, Dark Shadows, what is that?”
Trump: “No, people that you haven’t heard of, they’re people that are – on the streets, they’re people that are controlling the streets – We had someone get on a plane from a… certain city this weekend. And in the plane, it was almost completely loaded with – thugs, wearing these dark uniforms, black uniforms with gear, and this and that – they’re on a plane…”
Ingraham: “Where was this…”
Trump: “I’ll tell you sometime, but I’m, it’s under investigation right now, but they came from a certain city, and this person was coming to the Republican National Convention, and there were like seven people on the plane, like this person, and then a lot of the people were on the plane – to do big damage. They were coming for” (unintelligible.)
Ingraham: “Coming to Washington.”
Trump: “Yeah, yeah, this is all happening…”
Ingraham: “But the money is coming from somewhere. How can it be tracked?”
Trump: “Money is coming from some very stupid rich people, that have no idea, that if their Thing ever succeeded, which it won’t, they will be thrown to the wolves like you’ve never seen before.”
(via The Daily Beast)