The orange menace occupying the White House doesn’t care about Black people., and he continues to show it. The Central Park Five has been thrust back into the national spotlight thanks to Ava DuVernay‘s powerful and eye-opening Netflix limited series When They See Us. Donald Trump’s connection to the five young Black and Latino kids at the time who were wrongly convicted of a vicious rape of white female jogger is no secret, at the time the “businessman” spent $85,000 taking out a newspaper ad calling for the teenagers’ execution. Even after DNA evidence cleared the men years later, the President is still refusing to apologize for his actions.
When asked by American Urban Radio Networks reporter April Ryan whether or not he would apologize to the men for taking out those disgusting ads, Trump doubled down on his stance saying “they admitted their guilt,” even though all five men were exonerated. In typical Trumpito fashion, when put on the spot he was defensive responding to Ryan, “Why do you bring that question up now? It’s an interesting time to bring it up.” The reporter quickly followed up with by pointing out there were “movies and everything about them.”
Trump, then took a page out of his Charlottesville response playbook and added:
“You have people on both sides of that. They admitted their guilt. If you look at Linda Fairstein and if you look at some the prosecutors, they think that the city should never have settled that case. So we’ll leave it at that.”
Linda Fairstein and Elizabeth Lederer have both come under tremendous scrutiny since the release of When They See Us. Fairstein now an author was dropped by her publisher and resigned from two positions but still believes the men are guilty. Lederer just announced that she would not return as a lecturer at Columbia Law School.
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