President Trump praised the remarks made by Kentucky Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron when asked Wednesday evening to weigh in on charges related to the Breonna Taylor case.
During a White House press briefing, Trump called Cameron’s statement “brilliant” and said he was doing “a fantastic job” and called him “a star.”
“I will be speaking with the governor,” Trump said, adding that he has a call scheduled. “I understand that he’s called up the National Guard, which is a good thing.”
“It’ll all work out,” he added.
Earlier Wednesday, Trump would not weigh in on whether justice was served in the Taylor case, after it was announced on Wednesday that no officers would be charged directly in her death.
Asked during an event at the White House Wednesday afternoon whether justice had been served, Trump told reporters, “I don’t know enough about it. I heard a decision was just made. We’ve been together here so we haven’t discussed it. But after I see what the decision is, I will have a comment.”
CNN reported earlier Wednesday that a former Louisville police officer has been indicted by a grand jury on first-degree wanton endangerment charges for his actions on the night Taylor, a Black woman, was killed by police — but not for her death. Two other officers at the shooting were not indicted.
Answering a question about what his message to the Black community is, for those who believe justice may not have been served, Trump said, “Well my message is that I love the Black community and I’ve done more for the Black community than any other President and I say, with the possible exception Abraham Lincoln.”
He went on to tout his usual policy points he sees as successes for the Black community: opportunity zones, criminal justice reform, prison reform and Historically Black Colleges and Universities
“Nobody’s done more. Abraham Lincoln let’s give him the nod, but beyond that, nobody’s done more,” Trump said.