Laura Ingraham Claims Trump Understands Black Victims Of Police Brutality, Because Of Mueller Probe
Fox News‘ Laura Ingraham explained to her audience, as the nation mourned and raged over another black life lost at the hands — or knee — of law enforcement, that President Donald Trump understands the plight of victims of police brutality, because of his experience with the Mueller probe. It should be noted that no lives were lost to Robert Mueller’s investigation.
After George Floyd died while a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for at least 7 minutes, the country broke out in protest, demanding that the officer — Derek Chauvin, who was first fired, then finally arrested several days after the incident — face consequences. Protests intermingled, as they will, with riots, and right-wing commentators, as they will, took the opportunity, using property damage as an excuse to dismiss sincere outrage and heartbreak over loss of life.
Laura Ingraham, in particular, chimed in to compare the protests, first, to Rosa Parks. According to Raw Story she suggested Parks would disapprove.
Rosa Parks is a beloved, global symbol of freedom and justice because of the determination and dignity to which she carried out her civil disobedience. Would burning a store have been more powerful and transformative?
Alongside Parks and the current protests, she placed Trump’s experience for comparison:
And to our African-American fellow citizens, I say this: Given his own experience with an out-of-control FBI and unfair investigation, given all the work on criminal justice reform, President Trump knows how poisonous and out-of-control law enforcement process can be.
Meanwhile, on Twitter, she called for the National Guard to respond.
Where is the National Guard? https://t.co/h9OrgeMoF9
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) May 29, 2020
Echoing the president, she said on her Fox News show, The Ingraham Angle, that riots and protests dishonor George Floyd’s memory.
Protestors continue to call for justice, and for the other three officers who were present while George Floyd died to also face legal consequences.