Donald Trump on Tuesday speaking about his Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh whose been accused of sexual assault and rape by three different women:
It is a very scary time for young men in America, when you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of.
This statement is beyond ironic coming from the guy who continues to insist that the Central Park Five are guilty of committing heinous crimes long after they’ve been exonerated and had their innocence proven! The NYPD with the help of Donald Trump falsely accused five adolescent youth of color of raping a white woman in New York’s Central Park in 1989. The young men were convicted on all counts and lost years of their lives locked up in cages before they were finally exonerated in the 21st century after the actual rapist confessed and DNA assisted in establishing their innocence. The only evidence ever linking these young men to the crime were their so-called “confessions” which were proven to have been coerced by NYPD officers through methods that were both cruel and sadistic. While it was the NYPD who falsified the evidence and railroaded the 5 boys, it was Donald Trump who whipped up the lynch mob against them with a racist campaign calling for “law and order.”
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*updated with video from press conference with Sarah Huckabee Sanders