White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, June 8, 2020. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Kayleigh McEnany: Trump "has done a whole lot more than Democrats have ever done" for civil rights

The White House press secretary attempts to cast Trump as a civil rights president



Matthew Chapman
June 11, 2020 2:14AM (UTC)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story

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At Wednesday's White House briefing, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany cast President Donald Trump as a civil rights president.

"There are injustices that we have seen, clearly. That tape of George Floyd was inexcusable, gut-wrenching, difficult to watch," said McEnany. "We recognize those injustices . . . but this president knows fundamentally that most police officers are good."

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Asked whether Trump intends to take any action on police violence, McEnany said, "this president has done a whole lot more than Democrats have ever done when it comes to rectifying injustices."

Democrats were uniformly in control of Congress and the White House during the bipartisan passage of the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, and the Fair Housing Act, among other landmark legislation. Trump has also presided over some modest reforms of the criminal justice system, most notably the FIRST STEP Act; however, his administration has also rolled back a number of other policies including reform of forensic sciencehousing discrimination lawrestrictions on police militarization, and the rights of campus sexual assault survivors.


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