Donald Trump is responding to the news that two police officers were shot in Louisville on Wednesday night following the Breonna Taylor verdict. The President took to Twitter to comment on the situation.
“Praying for the two police officers that were shot tonight in Louisville, Kentucky,” President Trump writes. “The Federal Government stands behind you and is ready to help. Spoke to @GovAndyBeshear and we are prepared to work together, immediately upon request!”
On Wednesday, officials announced the decision that a grand jury came to the decision not to charge three police officers directly in the death of Breonna Taylor. Of the three officers involved in the police raid, one was indicted on charges of wanton endangerment.
Donald Trump Comments on the Kentucky Governor and Attorney General
Later in the day, President Trump reacted to the grand jury’s decision. He commended Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron’s handling of the situation in addition to reading one of his statements during a press conference.
“Really brilliant Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is doing a fantastic job. I think he’s a star,” Trump said. “And he made a statement that I’ll just read, ‘Justice is not often easy. It does not fit the mold of public opinion and it does not conform to shifting standards. It answers only to the facts and to the law. If we simply act on emotion or outrage, there is no justice. Mob justice is not justice. Justice sought by violence is not justice. It just becomes revenge.’”
President Trump then continued by explaining how Cameron’s comments resonated with him. “I mean I heard that I said, ‘Write that down for me please.’ Because I think it was a terrific statement. He’s handling it very well. You know who he is, right? I think everyone now knows who he is.”
In order to handle the situation and protests in Louisville, President Trump later indicated his plans to work with the Kentucky Governor, Andy Beshear. “I will be speaking to the governor,” Trump said. “And we have a call scheduled to make very shortly with the governor. I understand he’s called up the National Guard, which is a good thing. I think it’s a very positive thing. And it’ll all work out.”