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There have been protests in St. Louis for four days, but Trump hasnít acknowledged them
Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2017 | By Eugene Scott

Posted on 09/18/2017 2:47:04 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

This is the fourth day of protests in St. Louis after the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, who had been charged with murder in the shooting of a black driver, and President Trump still hasn't said anything.

He found time Sunday to retweet a GIF of himself hitting his 2016 presidential rival in the back with a golf ball, a projection of his estimated value to Twitter (approximately $2 billion) and a cartoon showing him literally bringing jobs back to the United States from overseas.

But he has yet to comment — on Twitter or otherwise — on an incident that is a microcosm of one of the major conversations during the presidential campaign: the relationship between law enforcement and communities of color.

There must be a way for Trump to address the strife in a state he won while continuing to respect his base. For a president who has record low favorability ratings, particularly among black voters, Trump's silence seems to confirm one of their biggest fears about his administration: that Trump does not care about the challenges affecting black Americans.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: bias; fakenews; journalism; riots; soros; stlouis; stlouisprotests; trumpstlouis
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Fake news, crap journalism.
1 posted on 09/18/2017 2:47:04 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The mainstream media have barely covered this story. So why does this person think Trump needs to address it?


2 posted on 09/18/2017 2:48:33 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If God were to give the world an enema he would stick it in the Washington Post, i.e. Jeff Bezos.


3 posted on 09/18/2017 2:49:56 PM PDT by lwoodham (Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He does what he does to personally irritate Eugene Scott.


4 posted on 09/18/2017 2:50:12 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Acknowledge what? That they per was a drug dealer with a rap sheet? A very bad person.
5 posted on 09/18/2017 2:50:45 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

WP crap hole of garbage.


6 posted on 09/18/2017 2:51:17 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
major conversations during the presidential campaign

Perhaps major conversation around the vodka bottle at the Washington comPost ... but not out here in America.

7 posted on 09/18/2017 2:51:25 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Dilbert San Diego

If Trump doesn’t address it, he’s out of touch and affirming his innate racism.

If he does address it,the media can obsess over every syllable and chastise him yet some more.

He has more to gain ignoring it.


8 posted on 09/18/2017 2:51:59 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

compared to the comforting words of ayatollah obama when st louis exploded into all out war over the michael brown case?


9 posted on 09/18/2017 2:52:54 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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"...Trump does not care about the challenges affecting black Americans."

I'm sure he cares more than the black community does. Reparations is the only answer the black community wants to receive.

10 posted on 09/18/2017 2:53:09 PM PDT by WeWaWes (When I look in the mirror I see an elephant--a bad ass elephant)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
He found time Sunday to retweet a GIF of himself hitting his 2016 presidential rival in the back with a golf ball,

Which probably took less time to retweet than I spent typing this reply.

11 posted on 09/18/2017 2:53:11 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Whig Party died when it fled the great fight of its century. Ditto for the Republicans now.)
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“PROTEST” = radical violence by leftist thugs. White washed by the Compost.


12 posted on 09/18/2017 2:53:57 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe ‘cause no body cares?


13 posted on 09/18/2017 2:54:12 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Build The Wall !! Jail The Cankle !!)
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re: “There have been protests in St. Louis for four days, but Trump hasn’t acknowledged them”

So what?


14 posted on 09/18/2017 2:54:24 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They think he should acknowledge their ever snivel.


15 posted on 09/18/2017 2:55:06 PM PDT by CodeToad (Victorious warriors WIN first, then go to war! Go TRUMP!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He has bigger fish to fry...................


16 posted on 09/18/2017 2:55:16 PM PDT by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

At this point I don’t care one jot about the left’s assertions of the challenges that people of color face. Not do I care one jot about assertions that whites have privilege or are racist.

I will not lift a proverbial tooth picked sized shovel to bear a load of the shit they are shoveling in everyone’s direction.

Frankly, all their violins are tiny violins.


17 posted on 09/18/2017 2:55:33 PM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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Acknowledge what? That they per was a drug dealer with a rap sheet? A very bad person.

...

A bad person reaching for a gun after he had already used his car as a weapon.


18 posted on 09/18/2017 2:56:04 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Make America Great Again!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Because the President should NOT get involved in such a matter..its a LOCAL issue NOT a Govt one..of course Obama got involved with EVERYTHING because he wanted to score political points


19 posted on 09/18/2017 2:56:33 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Dilbert San Diego
The mainstream media have barely covered this story.

It's been on all the media. ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, Huffpost, Drudge, Breitbart, you name it.

20 posted on 09/18/2017 2:56:40 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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