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Politics Trump doesn't comment on Taylor case, instead praises Kentucky AG: 'I think he's a star'

02:40  24 september  2020
02:40  24 september  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Trump doesn't comment on Taylor case, instead praises Kentucky AG: 'I think he's a star' © Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Trump doesn't comment on Taylor case, instead praises Kentucky AG: 'I think he's a star'

President Trump on Wednesday reacted to a grand jury's findings in the killing of Breonna Taylor by praising Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) as "a star" and touting his political accomplishments for the Black community.

The president did not comment on the merits of the case or discuss Taylor's death itself when asked twice about the outcome. He initially told reporters that he was not familiar with the grand jury's findings. Asked about it again later, he focused on the need for law and order.

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Said he will 'see what the decision is' and 'have a comment on it'. President Donald Trump punted when asked if believed justice was being served after a grand jury in Kentucky indicted a " I think that her family deserves so much more it' s just weighing really heavy on my heart, and because we

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Trump read from a statement Cameron gave in which he said justice "does not fit the mold of public opinion and it does not conform to shifting standards it answers only to the facts and the law. If we simply act on emotion or outrage, there's no justice. Mob justice is not justice."

"I heard that, I said 'write that down for me,'" Trump said at an evening news conference. "He's handling it very well."

Trump said he would speak to Gov. Andy Beshear (D) after the news conference and praised the governor's decision to activate the National Guard to handle expected protests.

"It'll all work out," Trump said.

Trump left the briefing room a short time later, ignoring a reporter shouting to ask what he thought of those upset by the Taylor case.

A Kentucky grand jury on Wednesday afternoon did not bring any charges against police officers in the killing Taylor, and instead announced three lesser counts of wanton endangerment against former Louisville Police Officer Brett Hankison. Those three counts were not related to Taylor's death, and were instead tied to shots fired into neighboring apartments.

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He specifically called out MSNBC reporter Ali Velshi who was struck by a rubber bullet as he covered unrest Donald Trump said Tuesday at his Pennsylvania rally that 'it was a beautiful sight' to see police The comments were similar to those made about Velshi during a Saturday Minnesota rally

Taylor was killed in her apartment on March 13 after officers executed a warrant. Her death has spurred national outrage and calls for the arrests of the officers involved. Taylor was one of multiple Black Americans killed by police this year, along with George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks.

Trump was asked shortly after the decision was announced about the case and told reporters he was not familiar with the details but would offer further comment later.

Asked for his message to the Black community upset by the grand jury decision, Trump said: "My message is that I love the Black community, and I've done more for the Black community than any other president, and I say with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln."

He cited funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and support for opportunity zones, which encourage investment in low-income neighborhoods.

Trump has largely sided with law enforcement amid nationwide unrest and calls for policing reform and efforts to address racial injustice. He has questioned why individuals like Brooks resisted officers, and he has rejected the idea that there is systemic racism in law enforcement.

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"If that bullet went through my bed maybe I would have been dead too," Breonna Taylor's neighbor Stanley David said.One punched through the hallway. The other passed right in front of his bedroom door, roughly 5 feet from where he was sleeping.

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