Audio of Mike Bloomberg supporting stop and frisk policing against minorities has the Presidential hopeful on the ropes, and it has prompted one specific good shot from President Trump.
The 2015 audio is reportedly from a speech the former NYC Mayor gave for the Aspen Institute back in 2015 where he discussed police targeting minorities, and flat-out said … it’s the best way to get guns off the streets.
Mike Bloomberg said, “95% of your murders, murderers and murder victims fit one M.O. You can just take the description, Xerox it, and pass it out to all the cops. They are male, minorities, 16-25. That’s true in New York, that’s true in virtually every city.”
The billionaire continued to explain that the majority of police officers are deployed in minority neighborhoods “because that’s where all the crime is. And the way you get the guns out of the kids’ hands is to throw them up against the wall and frisk them.” He added that it’s the best way to deter kids from carrying weapons because they won’t want to get busted.
Certainly, the Democratic candidate for President is being run through on social media and that includes a slam from Trump. Early Tuesday President Trump retweeted the audio with the caption, “WOW. BLOOMBERG IS A TOTAL RACIST!”
If you feel like it’s kinda hypocritical, subsequently it also did for someone in the White House who may have reminded President Trump about his immigration policies or the fact he himself has publicly supported “stop & frisk.” The tweet was deleted.