Trump doesn't apologize to Central Park Five: "You have people on both sides of that"

samcraig

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Because Trump is incapable of admitting he is wrong.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/06/19/trump-does-not-apologize-central-park-5-when-asked-reporter/1497075001/

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At first, Trump was defensive, responding to the reporter by asking "why would you bring that question up now? it's an interesting time to bring it up."

The reporter responded that there were "movies and everything about them," referring a new Netflix TV series about the Central Park Five that has reignited controversy about the case.

"You have people on both sides of that. They admitted their guilt," Trump said. "If you look at Linda Fairstein and if you look at some of the prosecutors, they think that the city should never have settled that case. So we'll leave it at that."
 
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H2SO4

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Donald Trump is a disgusting animal. Stepho should have raised this when he got him on the spot in that ABC interview.
 
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Chew Toy McCoy

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Trump not admitting he was wrong or at the very least admitting he was unaware of all the facts is not news. There could be video of him curb stomping babies and he’d just say it was taken out of context by the fake news.
 
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GermanSuplex

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Trump will never apologize for an issue like this because he's (not) talking to the (not) racist segment of his (not) base. He doesn't want to (not) turn those devotees away.

He's talking to both sides. Really, its more like he's talking out of both sides of his digestive system.

Why people deny there's a clear pattern with him and racism, I don't know. One wouldn't apply that logic to other things in life...
 

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I would say he's not even talking to both sides. He's talking to one side, while making noise to placate and minimize bad press from the other side. Which of course will never work. He called for the execution of 5 young man innocent of the crime, even a direct apology isn't going to be enough at this point.
 

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Trump will never apologize for an issue like this because he's (not) talking to the (not) racist segment of his (not) base. He doesn't want to (not) turn those devotees away.

He's talking to both sides. Really, its more like he's talking out of both sides of his digestive system.

Why people deny there's a clear pattern with him and racism, I don't know. One wouldn't apply that logic to other things in life...
Because these same people are in deep denial themselves and have decided that the fact that they are being called out on their horrible behavior is just "the left overusing buzzwords"