President Trump has renewed his assault on 2020 hopeful Mike Bloomberg, blasting the former New York mayor for the aggressive ‘stop-and-frisk’ policy employed under his watch and its harmful impact on black New Yorkers.
“If you were a black person in New York, you were stopped two times a day, three times a day, you couldn’t go to your house, they were stopping you every day,” Trump told Geraldo Rivera during a lengthy interview on Thursday, adding “What Bloomberg did to the black community was a disgrace.”
I would be very surprised if the black community can support him.
Though Trump defended his current personal attorney and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who also stepped up the controversial policy while governing the city, he said Bloomberg “came in and multiplied it times ten.”
“If you were a black person walking down the street, you were going to be stopped and frisked under Bloomberg,” Trump said, adding that while “Rudy used it,” he did so very, “very sparingly.”
Trump voiced support for stop-and-frisk during his 2016 campaign, stating it worked “incredibly well” in New York, though at the time made no distinction between the policy under Giuliani as
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