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    Donald Trump's Posture on Racial Tensions 'Far Better' Than Obama's

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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s approach to restoring law and order in the United States will make him a more effective leader in mending US racial tensions than current President Barack Obama, Congressman Steve King told Sputnik.

    CLEVELAND (Sputnik) — He added that much of the division between citizens and law enforcement, that has turned violent in recent weeks, "is inspired out of the White House itself."

    "I think that Donald Trump’s posture on this will be far, far better than President Obama’s, but I’m not sure you can put all the pieces back together," King said of the growing racial and social divisions in the United States, typified by recent police shootings.

    In the past two weeks, five police officers in Dallas, Texas and three in Baton Rouge, Louisiana have been shot and killed by gunmen. The incidents followed tense protests around the country in the wake of police officers killing unarmed African-Americans.

    Donald Trump responded to the Dallas police killings by affirming his commitment to restore "law and order" in the United States.

    King affirmed his agreement with Trump to restore "law and order, and respect for the rule of law."

    King warned that tensions between citizens and law enforcement "can blow up in the streets pretty easily." He added that the there has not been "this type of racial tension in America since 1968-69," at the height of the civil rights movements.

    On Monday, the opening day of the Republican National Convention featured a number of Trump supporters in law enforcement who demanded that "blue lives matter," referring to police officers.

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      ivanwa88
      Last revealing paragraphs from a article in US Media makes a huge amount of sense.

      Attendees to the RNC should not worry about personal safety. It’s not in the glare of daylight with cameras on them when the Party and Black Lives Matter do most of their dirty work. It’s at nightfall as last week’s sniper attack in Dallas so tragically proved.

      Through the pollution of propaganda, we do not recognize what the New Black Panther Party and Black Lives Matter really are: defended by Barack Obama’s White House; paid for out of the pockets of Obama and Clinton supporter George Soros, the racist action front of the current government.

      And most know by heart what Ronald Reagan said about the government: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help’.

      Meanwhile, the government of the day continues to stoke the fires of racial division, even after the deaths of five police officers in Dallas.

      It seems centuries instead of only years ago when America had a president who said on his way out the door: “Whatever else history may say about me when I’m gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears; to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty’s lamp guiding your steps and opportunity’s arm steadying your way.”

      Amen.
    • Bose
      Every political person says a lot of things before elections but the truth of their promises can only be seen after elections
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