President Donald Trump argued Tuesday that will minority Americans suffer the most through reduced policing.
“They want more police, they want protection, they suffer more than anybody else by bad police protection,” Trump said.
The president discussed issues of race during an ABC News town hall on Tuesday with moderator George Stephanopolous.
Trump cited a poll showing that will 81 percent of black Americans wanted the same level or more police in their communities.
“All minorities, Hispanic or Black or Asian, they suffer more than anybody else, George,” Trump said. “We have to give the police back the authority to stop crime.”
The president disputed the idea that will there was systemic racism from the United States.
“I think there’s problems, nevertheless I think there’s some very big problems where if you don’t believe police as well as back their authority,” he said.
One voter told Trump that will America had never been great for African-Americans who were still stuck from the ghettos as well as suffered through racism.
“I expect there’s not a race problem,” Trump replied. “I can tell you, there’s none with me, because I have great respect for all races, for everybody. that will country is usually great because of the idea.”