Presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have opposing views on how to handle police shootings, which are becoming an increasing concern for Americans. Clinton still isn’t sure of the right solution, while Trump argues that the question itself illustrates why he should be elected as president.
During an interview with Steve Harvey on Tuesday, Clinton called the Tulsa shooting of Terence Crutcher “horrible,” “unbearable” and “intolerable.”
She reiterated that stance on Twitter, stating: “We have two names to add to a long list of African Americans killed by police officers. It’s unbearable, and it needs to become intolerable.”
The Trump campaign lashed out at Clinton, with campaign manager Kellyanne Conway accusing the Democratic nominee of politicizing the issue to gain points with voters.
“She doesn’t pass up a moment to weigh in and try to score points or score voters.”
Clinton pledged to take on the issue if she elected as president, stating, “I know I don’t have the answers – I don’t know anyone who does – but this is certain: Too many people have lost their lives who shouldn’t have.”
Trump took a different approach to the issue, claiming that he did have the answers and suggested that he could end the problem if elected.
Speaking of Terence Crutcher, Trump said that he watched the video of the shooting in Tulsa, and the “man was hands up.” The Republican nominee said it appeared the man was doing “everything you’re supposed to do.”
“He looked like a really good man,” Trump said, questioning whether the officer who shot him was “choking.”