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Politics Trump calls Bloomberg 'A TOTAL RACIST' over tape of ex-NYC mayor defending 'stop and frisk'

18:35  11 february  2020
18:35  11 february  2020 Source:   cnbc.com

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed former New York mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg as a " TOTAL RACIST " over a 2015 audio clip in which Bloomberg reportedly defends the controversial " stop and frisk " police practice. The audio has not been

The three-term New York mayor goes on to advise blanketing minority neighborhoods with cops — once again, because “that’s where the crime is” At the peak of the New York Police Department’s controversial stop - and - frisk policy, just over one percent of stops of nonwhite individuals produced a


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    President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed former New York mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg as a "TOTAL RACIST" over a 2015 audio clip in which Bloomberg reportedly defends the controversial "stop and frisk" police practice.

    The comments, reportedly made by Bloomberg during a talk at nonprofit think tank The Aspen Institute, surfaced after the three-term mayor disavowed the policy just before launching his presidential bid in November.

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    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg offered a full-throated defense of the New York Police Department's He added that "the result of that was, over the years, the murder rate Earlier this week, Bloomberg didn't mention " stop and frisk " in his remarks to civil rights leaders at the

    In Trump ’s tweet, the president called Bloomberg “ a total racist ,” and then deleted the tweet. Bloomberg has repeatedly apologized for supporting stop - and - frisk policing as mayor , starting with an appearance at a black New York church a week before he announced his Democratic presidential

    In the audio clip, Bloomberg reportedly said the vast majority of murderers and murder victims "fit one M.O. — you could just take the description, Xerox it and pass it out to all the cops. They are male, minorities, fifteen to twenty-five [years old]."

    "One of the unintended consequences is people say, 'Oh my God, you are arresting kids for marijuana. They're all minorities,'" Bloomberg appears to say. "That's true. Why? Because we put all the cops in the minority neighborhoods. Yes, that's true. Why do you do it? Because that's where all the crime is."

    The audio has not been independently verified by CNBC. A spokesman for the Bloomberg campaign did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.

    Trump pounced on the audio in an all-caps tweet Tuesday morning.

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      This should disqualify Michael Bloomberg (opinion) Jill Filipovic responds to the recording of Michael Bloomberg, recently surfaced and reportedly from 2015, describing stop-and-frisk and policing in highly racialized terms. If you need proof that Michael Bloomberg is the absolute wrong person to lead the diverse Democratic coalition to victory in 2020, look no further. she says.If you need proof that Michael Bloomberg is the absolute wrong person to lead the diverse Democratic coalition to victory in 2020, look no further than a recently resurfaced 2015 recording of him defending not only the controversial policy of stop-and-frisk but violent, racist policing in New York City.

    Then- mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the aspect of stopping young black and Hispanic men at rates that "do not reflect the city ’s overall census Stop - and - frisk became an issue in the 2016 presidential election, with Donald Trump attributing a nonexistent increase in murders in New York to

    Mike Bloomberg defending Stop - and - Frisk in 2013: “I think we disproportionately stop whites too President Trump tweeted - then deleted, the viral clip on Tuesday, calling Bloomberg a " TOTAL Meanwhile, a clip of former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) confusing 'dark money' with 'black

    "WOW, BLOOMBERG IS A TOTAL RACIST!" the president wrote in a reply to the audio clip.

    But Trump, who himself has been accused of racism even by his former close associates, appears to have deleted that tweet soon after it was posted.

    The White House declined to comment on why the tweet was deleted. Trump campaign spokesman told CNBC he did not know why the president's tweet vanished, and offered another searing criticism of Bloomberg's comments.

    "It's no wonder Mike Bloomberg never wanted that tape to surface. It's disgusting," Tim Murtaugh said, apparently referring to a 2015 report that said Bloomberg did not want the Aspen Institute to air footage of his appearance at the event.

    The recording was first shared on Monday by progressive podcast host Benjamin Dixon, who has been seeking information about Bloomberg on social media.

    Bloomberg was the mayor of New York from 2002 to 2013. During that time, police officers there engaged regularly in the practice of stopping, questioning and frisking civilians or suspects on the street.

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    Critics called stop and frisk racist , which the Mayor forcefully denied. But now as he weighs a Democratic presidential campaign, he’s apologizing for the policy, if not exactly repudiating it. On Sunday at a black church in Brooklyn, Mr. Bloomberg said

    He similarly embraced New York City ’s stop - and - frisk policy on the campaign trail, despite it having been shown to be both overwhelmingly biased Stop - and - frisk .” The emergence this week of audio of Bloomberg in 2015 defending stop - and - frisk by suggesting that police could just photocopy

    Critics accused the program of being racially biased against minorities and unconstitutional in its implementation. But Bloomberg championed stop-and-frisk during his time as mayor, arguing that the program "keeps New York safe" and has saved tens of thousands of lives.

    In November, however, Bloomberg changed his stance — just days before announcing he would run for president in the 2020 contest.

    Addressing a black church in Brooklyn, Bloomberg said the practice often led to the disproportionate detaining of blacks and Latinos. He added that he "can't change history" but now realizes "I was wrong."

    If anyone was wrongly stopped by police, "I apologize," he said.

    Trump, meanwhile, has been accused of racism by his critics inside and outside of office. In 1973, for instance, Trump was sued by the Justice Department, who accused Trump Management of discriminating against African Americans. Trump settled that case without admitting guilt.

    As a presidential candidate, Trump took heat when he suggested that U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who oversaw a class-action lawsuit alleging fraud by the now-defunct Trump University, could not be impartial because he was "Mexican."

    Curiel was born in Indiana.

    As president, Trump was excoriated by members both major parties when multiple lawmakers claimed that he repeatedly described African nations as "s---hole" countries.

    Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who attended that event, said Trump also asked, "do we need more Haitians?"

    Trump denied using the term.

    Christina Wilkie contributed to this report from Washington.

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