Trump seeks to explain 'looting leads to shooting' tweet that sparked outrage
President Trump on Friday sought to explain his tweets criticizing Minneapolis protesters, doubling down on his assertion that "looting leads to shooting" but pushing back on characterizations that he was inciting violence.
"Looting leads to shooting, and that's why a man was shot and killed in Minneapolis on Wednesday night - or look at what just happened in Louisville with 7 people shot. I don't want this to happen, and that's what the expression put out last night means," Trump tweeted Friday afternoon, shortly before a scheduled press conference in the White House Rose Garden.
Posted on June 2, 2020