Maxine Waters: Trump to Blame for ‘Cops Killing Black People’
Democrat using tragedy attack President
Democratic Rep Maxine Waters, without any evidence, blamed President Donald Trump for “cops killing black people” in a disturbing attempt to politicize the killing of George Floyd, who died while being forcibly restrained by a police officer.
Waters, who frequently attacks Trump, told TMZ she thinks the Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin “enjoyed doing it.”
Trump, on Wednesday, responded to the death calling it "very sad and tragic."
After his death, Waters said: “My first thought was, ‘Not again. Not one more killing.’”
“I’m reflecting on all of the killings of young black men in particular, but of course black women too, at the hands of the police and at the hands of these white supremacists.”
“And I’m thinking about the way that the president conducts himself — in a way he’s dog-whistling — and I think that they’re feeling that they can get away with this kind of treatment.”
Trump ordered an expedited federal investigation of Floyd's death, tweeting:
"My heart goes out to George's family and friends. Justice will be served!"
“I think that the officer who had his knee on his neck enjoyed doing what he was doing. I believe sometimes these officers leave home thinking, ‘“’m gonna get me the one today’ — and I think this is his one that he got today.”
“If, in fact, you have subdued a suspect and you’re not in any danger at all — and handcuffs are on him — there’s no reason for police to do what these police did,” Waters said.
“They don’t even mention in the report that the knee was on the neck of George Floyd.”
“They’re showing what is taking place and what we’re finding is that the justice system does not work because the justice system will find a way to protect those officers in most cases.”
“They will find justifiable homicide — and that’s what we’ve got to deal with. You’ve got to deal with the fact that we’re in America with a justice system that does not work for everybody.”
Earlier this week, Waters (D-CA) claimed Trump is “a dangerous example for children” after he refused to wear a mask amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Trump is a dangerous example for children and those who tend to follow him," the Los Angeles lawmaker wrote on Twitter.
Floyd, a 46-year-old who was suspected of using a forged check at a deli, was held down by Chauvin, who had his knee on his neck and his other knee in the middle of his back.
Floyd repeatedly said, “I can’t breathe."
Floyd’s cause of death is pending.