Donald Trump, Jr. joined Brian Kilmeade in New Hampshire and reacted to resurfaced audio from 2015 of democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg defending his controversial "Stop and Frisk" policy. And guns were found in only 0.2% of stops, despite stops increasing by 600% under Bloomberg, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU). In August 2013, federal Judge Shira A. Scheindlin ruled that "stop and frisk" was unconstitutional and that Bloomberg's administration "turned a blind eye to the evidence that officers are conducting stops in a racially discriminatory manner".
"Because we put all the cops in the minority neighbourhoods".
In the leaked audio, Bloomberg said that about 95 percent of "murderers and murder victims" are minorities. "Because that's where all the crime is", and that the way "to get the guns out of the kids' hands is to throw them up against the walls and frisk them". And then they start - they say, 'I don't want to get caught, ' so they don't bring the gun.
Recordings from the event were previously blocked from distribution by Bloomberg representatives. A new audio leak of an allegedly-racist speech from 2015 will only make that challenge more hard for Michael Bloomberg.
Mr Trump backed "stop and frisk" before and after he became USA president in 2017. He could say Bloomberg's description of the policy is crass, but it was widely known that the policy did pretty much what Bloomberg said it did, and Trump backed it.
"I should've done it faster and sooner". However, his words urge us to take a hard look at candidates and their records as public officials. That's true in NY, that's true in virtually every city.... Blacks make up a majority of the electorate in South Caroline, which votes later this month.
But many African-American leaders aren't buying Bloomberg's fake apologies. The president's son added the hashtag "BloombergIsARacist".
"Would be insane if black/brown New Yorkers who had their lives completely destroyed by Mike Bloomberg traveled down to the South to knock on doors, tell their stories and warn their cousins", said Agnew. The policy was favoured by the billionaire when he was the New York City mayor, involving random stops and searches of citizens only suspected of illegal activities by police.
On Twitter, Dixon said that the recording is part of a problematic history for Bloomberg as the former mayor uses his vast fortune to attempt to convince Democratic primary voters to support his bid for the nomination.
Others opined on why Trump might have deleted his own tweet slamming the "racist" Bloomberg. As a senior caucus member and chair of a caucus fundraising arm, his is one of the highest-profile endorsements yet for Bloomberg, who is seeking his party's nomination to challenge Republican President Donald Trump in November's election.
"I have taken responsibility for taking too long to understand the impact it had on Black and Latino communities", Bloomberg said in a statement.