President Trump refused to say whether he had seen a viral video of a 29-year-old Black man who was shot in the back seven times by a Kenosha police officer on Sunday while trying to detain him.
“Mr. President, have you seen the video of the shooting death of Jacob Blake?” a female reporter asked Trump during a storm briefing at the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters on Thursday.
Trump quickly brought the question and answer session with reporters to an abrupt end, dismissing them from the room.
“I’ll see you all tonight, thank you very much,” Trump told the reporters.
Trump just took a series of reporters’ questions at FEMA.
When asked if he has seen the video of Jacob Blake being shot in the back by police in Wisconsin, he dismissed reporters from the room.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) August 27, 2020
Trump crossed his arms as reporters attempted to ask him the same question again.