“Like a Golfer Missing a Putt:” Trump Says Cop Who Shot Jacob Blake “Choked”
The President spent much of the weekend rage tweeting about everything from protests to college football. Then on Monday, Americans got pretty much all the Donald Trump they could handle. The President first held a press conference to respond to Joe Biden, then later conducted an interview Laura Ingraham.
The press conference was notable for Trump’s refusal to condemn teenage Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse. The during the Fox News interview, the President compared cops who shoot unarmed people to golfers missing an easy putt.
Ingraham began by asking, “It’s more dangerous to be a police officer today, do you not think than it has been a long time?” Trump replied, “They can do 10,000 great acts, which is what they do, and one bad apple or a choker — a joker — they choke.”
The host jumped in, “You mean, they, they panic.” The President continued:
“Shooting the guy in the back many times. I mean, ‘Couldn’t you have done something different? Couldn’t you have wrestled him? You know, I mean, in the meantime, he might’ve been going for a weapon. And you know there’s a whole big thing there. But they choke, just like in a golf tournament, they miss a 3-foot putt…”
Ingraham desperately tried to pull Trump back in, saying, “You’re not comparing it to golf, “Because of course that’s what the media would say…people make, people panic.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of the Fox News Network:
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