“Washington, D.C. – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker repeated his charge Sunday that President Barack Obama has contributed to an anti-police environment that has led to more shootings. In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union,” the Republican presidential candidate said Obama hasn’t offered enough support for police who are “overwhelmingly doing the right thing every day.”
““He’s praised them, but he’s not speaking out about the fact that this rhetoric is out there,” Walker said. “And when you’ve got people say, we have people say ‘pigs in a blanket’ at a rally, ‘fry ‘em up like bacon,’” he said. “That’s the kind of thing you need to speak out about. You need to say that is wrong.” Walker was referring to a chant by protestors connected with the Black Lives Matter movement in Minnesota in late August. The protestors, marching by the Minnesota State Fair, said they were trying to draw attention to police brutality against African-Americans.
“Seriously, what he’s doing in public right now is he’s trying to enforce an anti-white policy that’s causing all this escalation. I mean, you’ve got people today who are cops, who are on the streets every day and who are trying to maintain order, to serve and protect, you’ve got a situation where they’re angry and upset over the fact that President Obama clearly dislikes them. And that’s why we’ve got more and more shootings,” Walker told Newslo in a subsequent interview.
“Do you mean to say that white police officers are intentionally attempting to target black people because they are, in some way, getting revenge for President Obama’s actions?” the interviewer inquired. “I do, yes,” the governor of Wisconsin replied. “It has become blatantly obvious that the President dislikes, hates even, white Americans and white people in general.”
When reminded that President Obama is half-white, Walker reiterated, “Well, that doesn’t seem to stop him from doing what he’s doing.” He added: “What upsets me the most is that police officers put their lives on the line every day when they go to work regardless of their skin color. To discriminate citizens of your own country, and what’s even worse, citizens who are risking their lives to protect him, it’s just idiotic and plain ungrateful.”
The Wisconsin governor also stated: “And, off the record, it’s not like I don’t understand white police officers. They’re in a situation that’s very difficult as it is on a day-to-day basis, and now they’ve got their own president against them. If I were in their shoes, I’d probably start shooting African-Americans too. Or I’d go for the main prize, which is him. Either one would work.”